Monday, February 20, 2012

Opp: More on IBM Summer Internships

Folks,

More on the opportunity at IBM. Three important details:
  • The summer opportunity is iOS focused
  • They cannot hire you if you don't have citizenship or permanent residency.
  • There is a url with the job description below.
Best,

Ben

Benjamin Watson
Director, Design Graphics Lab | Associate Professor, Computer Science, NC State Univ.

919-513-0325 | designgraphics.ncsu.edu | @dgllab


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Edward Shockley <drshock@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: Summer Internships
To: Ben Watson <bwatson@ncsu.edu>
Cc: watsonb@gmail.com


Ben,

As far as internships and class, undergrad or grad is not a concern.   I would rather the student have prior experience with mobile apps from other internships, coursework, and even self-taught projects.  +1 for having bought your own Apple SDK license.  And +1 again for having your own app store posting.  My best iOS experiences have been with those students who also have done some Cocoa on the Mac.   About citizenship,  IBM does not provide sponsorship for US employment visas and ultimately our internships are about developing a pipeline of candidates for future fulltime opportunities here in the US.    So our applications ask students the two questions below and that was where my US comment comes from.

Are you a US National, permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or authorized to work under the amnesty provision under the US Immigration law? If you have immigration status E-1, F-1, H-1, or J-1, then the answer to this question should be NO. 

Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status? 


Here's a LinkedIn url to the Connections Mobile summer opportunity, http://www.linkedin.com/jobs?viewJob=&jobId=2243349

Regards,

 
Edward Shockley, PMP®
Senior Software Engineering Manager, Connections Mobile
IBM Collaboration Solutions

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