IBM Europe Virtual Career Exploration for Graduates – Nov 15 and Nov 20

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Greater IBMers, is your son or daughter getting ready to graduate?  Or do you know a forward-thinking graduate who might be interested in a career with IBM?

IBM Career Exploration is an exciting virtual careers fair aimed at forward-thinking university students to give them an opportunity to engage in an information exchange with IBM, and learn how they can make a difference for themselves, for IBM and for the world.

The events will be held on November 15 for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and November 20 for UK and Ireland.  Virtual doors will open at 10am for students to log in, and the event starting with the first webcast at 10.30am. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore career development and continuing education programs at IBM; understand how to build and apply their expertise and further their networks; and learn how to best position themselves in a highly competitive job market.

If you know a forward-thinking graduate who might benefit from this experience, please direct them to the links below to register in advance:

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- Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection

Why Are There Still So Few Women in STEM?

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Graphic credit: IBM in ‘Helping Women in STEM Thrive’

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie.  Today, there are still few women who pursue a STEM degree or career (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).  In the US, only one-fifth of physics Ph.D.’s are awarded to women, and only 14 percent of all the physics professors are women.  Globally, only 30 percent of women, on average, participate in STEM fields, both private and public.  A Yale study published last year demonstrated that a young male scientist applying for a STEM job in education is viewed more favorably on average than a woman with the same qualifications and offered a salary nearly $4000 higher. (All facts sourced from 1 and 2 below in ‘Related’ list).

IBM is investing in women, whether new to the company, previous employees or current employees. It is providing support through mentoring and networks that can create a foundation for a career path towards technical leadership roles.  Watch the Technologista YouTube series (below) for an inside glimpse of what women at IBM are doing, and learn more about women at IBM here.

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- Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection

Women in Technology: Consider Joining IBM

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Ready to make a difference? Then join the other exceptional women making a difference at IBM.

Are you looking for a new challenge with a progressive organization that values and rewards collaboration, innovation and creativity? If you’re ready to focus on today’s most exciting technologies — like Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud — then you can make a difference at IBM.

Today, women represent approximately 30 percent of IBM employees worldwide. And more than 22% of our global executive population is made up of women, two-thirds of whom are working mothers. Women have been contributing to the advancement of information technology for almost as long as the company has been in existence – are you ready to join them?

Why Work at IBM?

Ready to see what’s available and apply? See Job Opportunities for Women in Technology.

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Check out these hot IBM jobs today!

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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Touts Watson, New ‘Golden Era of Technology’

Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer, is about to become an advisor to research-oriented industries, says IBM Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty.

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Speaking in San Francisco this week to the annual meeting of the National Venture Capital Association, she said that Watson is part of a third era of technology, in which computers learn.

In fact, given today’s confluence of cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies, future historians may regard this era as “a golden era of technology,” she said, because the vast amount of information being generated will change how individuals make decisions and how companies work. Read what else she had to say, in this article by Deborah Gage at The Wall Street Journal.

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What did you think of this article and what’s next for Watson? Let us know in the Leave a Reply field below.

Women in Technology: Make A Difference by Joining IBM

IBMersJoin other exceptional women who are making a difference.

At IBM women have been making contributions to the advancement of information technology for almost as long as the company has been in existence. Today, women represent approximately 30 percent of IBM employees worldwide and more than 22% of our global executive population is made up of women, two-thirds of whom are working mothers.

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Are you looking for a new challenge, inside a progressive organization that values and rewards collaboration, innovation and creativity?  If you want to focus on today’s most exciting technologies — Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud — the opportunities are endless and you can make a difference at IBM.

Learn more: Careers for Women at IBM

And apply for jobs:  Job Opportunities for Women in Technology

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Check out these hot jobs today, and be sure to stay tuned for more to come.

- Posted by Julie Yamamoto, Program Manager The Greater IBM Connection

IBM Executives Broadcast May 15: Creating a Smarter Workforce

Mark your calendar – don’t miss this just-added broadcast with IBM executives and influential thought leader Patrick Wright of the Darla Moore School of Business, Wednesday, May 15 at 11 a.m. EDT. (When will this take place in my time zone?)

Register now for Creating a Smarter Workforce and learn about the IBM Smarter Workforce strategy, and how a smarter workforce can help you. Details:

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Register and attend!

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- Posted by Regan Kelly

Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Practice

You already know that your every password needs to be secure, and that you must back up your computer regularly. Good tech habits are for everyone: they can save you money, keep your personal information personal, and potentially help you prevent frustration, not to mention disaster.

Make sure you have these 10 tech habits, from Mashable.com.

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