Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IBM Hosts Networking Event at UNO

IBM will visit the University of New Orleans next week to hold an information session students. IBM will visit the University of New Orleans next week to hold an information session for students.

Network with IBM

IBM hosts an information session for prospective job candidates from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 in the University Center Ballroom.

Catering will be provided by Aramark and funded by IBM. 

Students and graduates with backgrounds or degrees in computer science, accounting and finance are encouraged to attend.

Press those suits! Get those resumes ready!

IBM will be on campus next Friday to hold an information session for students. Previous visits by IBM have led to many full-time offers made by the company to UNO graduates.

At least 10 UNO alumni joined IBM last year, said Mahdi Abguelderfi, professor and chair of the UNO computer science department.

The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, headquartered in Armonk, N.Y. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

In 2012, Fortune magazine ranked IBM the second largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees, the fourth largest in terms of market capitalization, the ninth most profitable, and the nineteenth largest firm in terms of revenue.

In 2011, Forbes ranked the company No. 31 globally in terms of revenue. Fortune ranked the company No. 1 for leaders  and Newsweek named IBM the No. 1 "green company" in the world.

Other accolades include: No. 2 best global brand (Interbrand), No. 2 most respected company (Barron's), No. 5 most admired company (Fortune), and No. 18 most innovative company (Fast Company).

The company, which has 12 research laboratories and 435,000 employees worldwide, has for 20 consecutive years held the record most patents generated by a company. IBM employees have won five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, 10 National Medals of Technology, and five National Medals of Science.

Notable IBM inventions include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the Universal Product Code (UPC), the financial swap, the RDBMS and SQL, SABRE airline reservation system, DRAM, and Watson artificial intelligence.