On a daily basis my role includes analyzing data and reporting to the senior leadership team. I am also currently managing a team of people to create a chatbot.
This year I have developed my skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. My role has allowed me to better my soft skills - such as teamwork, communication and time management. I have developed some basic skills in python also!
Definitely, my responsibilities included reporting for EMEA and sending these numbers to worldwide. The chatbot was a new initiative that my manager and I started in January, I was given a lot of responsibility to manage the team and ensure there was progression being made.
I was overwhelmed with the amount of support I received from other interns, colleagues even people from the senior leadership team. No matter how senior people are at IBM they always make time for you!
One of the reasons I joined IBM was because of the people, after my placement year I can say that it was the right decision. The atmosphere is amazing (even if it was virtual!), everyone is so welcoming and supportive even if you are an intern!
Although my placement year was virtual at IBM, I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it - the work I did in my day to day role, the giveback opportunities I took part in, the foundation community I became a part of and the general atmosphere!
-Ask those questions (no question is a silly one) -Be yourself!
Placement Year (10 Months+)
23rd August 2021