Rometty Didn't Find Inspiration Working As An Engineer For An Auto Company
After graduating Northwestern with a degree in computer science and electrical engineering, IBM's future CEO took a job with an auto company working on buses and trucks.
"While it was lovely and I worked hard," she said, the position quickly taught her the difference between a job and a career. For the people around her, "This was just work for them."
"This is interesting … but," Rometty said in describing the experience.