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Gratitude at Optum: A Case Study

February is Gratitude Month at Genesys Works. We hope you already know this, but if you don’t: that means that during this month in particular, we embed within our everyday interactions gratitude by practicing intentional recognition, appreciation, and celebration of the people in our lives. And we encourage the Genesys Works network – supervisors, young professionals, program coordinators – to embed gratitude into their work this month – and beyond.


2-Year to 4-Year: Omar Ceesay’s Transfer Journey

We sat down with Genesys Works Twin Cities 2018 alumnus and former Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota intern and Think IT Scholar Omar Ceesay to learn about his transition from a two-year college to a four-year college this year.


February 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

During the month of February, we take time to say Thank You to our young professionals, supervisors, and supporters! We’re grateful every day for the dedication each and every one of you brings to your role, and want to provide some advice for bringing gratitude into your workplace this February! We selected two particularly awesome individuals for our February Featured Intern and Supervisor, and asked them (and their respective supervisor and intern) why they’re thankful and how to show it.


CIOL Executive Dialogue Panel Announced

New this year, we’re hosting an Executive Dialogue prior to our CIO Luncheon. Our moderated distinguished panel of technology executives – Anil Arcalgud (Ecolab), Tom Butterfield (TCF Bank), and Sarah Engstrom (CHS) – will provide key industry insights, including the latest technology trends and opportunities, recruitment and retention of diverse, local talent, how vendors partner meaningfully to add value, why being involved in the community is good for business, and more. Session tickets are available to sponsors of the event. Contact Aileen Kasper (akasper@genesysworks.org) to learn how to get involved.


Genesys Works Chicago Announces New Executive Director

CHICAGO, IL — Genesys Works, a national social enterprise committed to providing pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities, announced today that Kim Day is the new Executive Director for Chicago.   Kim Day, as a founder and an innovator of a network of schools serving 2,000 students across Chicago, saw the impact […]


Mentorship Matters: Wilfredo Sandoval

Why is mentorship important? Mentoring reinforces the power of relationships and can help us redefine what it means to be “the right fit” or “management material.” It also helps us understand the importance of advocacy and being advocates for ourselves and others. Wilfredo Sandoval, Genesys Works class of 2013, knows firsthand the power of mentoring. The way he sees it, “Someone helped me, now I have to pay it forward.”


2020 Think IT Young Professional Scholars Program

Genesys Works – Twin Cities invites you to apply for the Think IT Young Professional Scholarship! This college scholarship amounts to $8,000 over two years ($4,000 per year). Alumni must be enrolled in a four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be used for any cost of attendance at an eligible college or university, including but not l …


Genesys Works Chicago Hosts First Cocktails and Conversation Of 2020

“Genesys Works exposes students to careers they may not otherwise know existed.” – Erin Estrada, Director of Postsecondary Counseling at Intrinsic Schools   For nearly ten years, Genesys Works Chicago has provided opportunities for students to succeed in a professional work environment, opening up career possibilities previously thought unattainable. On February 20, join us for Cocktails and Conversation, where our new Executive Director […]