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Gaining Experience in Human Resources

Veteran

Shana Thompson Kissimmee, FL

Does IBM offer any HR-specific mentorship, development or internship programs now or in the future?

16 November 2020 4 replies General

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Advisor

Paul Lindner Rochester, MN

This link may be helpful from IBM. I have mentored two college students last spring from
University of Illinois under the cooperative program for 3 summer months. You can signup at the site Ibm.com/employment/ then use the looking glass for jobs and there is an option under the job application to apply for coop or internship types of jobs.

there is a link below that you could try that has more information
https://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/witexhibit/pdf/Womens_Brochure.pdf

16 November 2020 Helpful answer

Advisor

Wendy Warnecke Armonk, NY

Hi Shane. IBM has a website for all internship opportunities https://www.ibm.com/us-en/employment/entrylevel/ . That is one path to explore as you look at a new career in human resources. You can also search LinkedIn for "IBM HR" to find people in the function who you can connect with to ask about their work - what's important to learn and what professional associations or resources might they recommend for you to check out.

16 November 2020 Helpful answer

Veteran

Shana Thompson Kissimmee, FL

Paul, I found it very interesting and admirable that IBM valued women when the country did not, paying women equal pay for same positions and wanted them in top positions 30 years before the US began mandating practices through EPA OF 1934. 👌

The brochure had a lot of information that will be useful and its actually a pretty good read.

Lastly thank you for mentoring the students from UI. I know its not easy and maybe at times doesn't seem rewarding, but for every person you mentor they are carrying your expertise and knowledge on to their endeavors and with it value to be leveraged within a company for the company. Maybe someday in my career, I can do the same.

Veteran

Shana Thompson Kissimmee, FL

Thank you Wendy!

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