Name: Jeanetta Clement, Communications Intern
School: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received while working at IBM?
One of the things my manager told me early on was to never limit myself based on what I thought I was interested in. She encouraged me to network with other IBMers, both inside and outside of GBS, to expand my knowledge of the company and to see what other teams were working on. While speaking with others about their experience at IBM and participating in the intern field trips to places like the Design Lab and Ogilvy, I was exposed to so many new opportunities.
What’s your favorite quote? Why?
“You have the power to change the world. Use it wisely. Use it well.” When I graduated high school, my aunt shared this with me and it has definitely stuck. This quote keeps me motivated when I get caught up in the little details of college life. I hope that my dedication to bettering myself in college will help me be a better person in the future and, in turn, be able to make a difference in someone else’s life.
How have you applied your academic studies to what you’re doing at IBM right now?
Much of the Advertising curriculum at UNC encourages creativity in the students. I just finished up a copywriting class and the skills I learned about writing eye-catching material, I have tried to apply those skills to the blog posts I write for GBS Wins of the Week and the Connections posts for GBS Communications.
What will your professional life look like in 10 years?
I can definitely see myself working at IBM in ten years and I still want to be working on digital content development. I have really enjoyed the projects I have had the opportunity to work on with my team and I can’t see my fascination fading anytime soon! But wherever I end up in ten years, I hope that I will be doing something that I really enjoy.
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