Twin Cities News

Talent Development Pipeline Mentorship Program

At Genesys Works, we are committed to ensuring the career success of our program completers by connecting them to college support resources, career opportunities, and professional networks. As a volunteer mentor, you have the opportunity to be paired with a member of the Genesys Works Talent Development Pipeline and support their career journey. With this program, we hope you will collaborate with your mentee to foster the growth of an impactful relationship and assist in growing the knowledge and skills needed for that mentee to achieve career success.


Young Professional Guest Blogger Series: Internship Breakthrough Moment

I experienced a breakthrough moment in my internship experience when I helped co-host a Lunch & Learn event with my supervisor at Medtronic. For this project, I applied skills that I learned in summer training, my internship experience, and beyond. With my team’s support, I created different kinds of content and marketing materials for the event, including putting together a branded PowerPoint presentation, writing emails that were sent out to more than 900 MDT employees, and designing posters.


A Message from the Twin Cities Executive Director: Our COVID-19 Action Plan

During these difficult times, we are especially grateful for our Genesys Works community. We believe it’s more important than ever to uphold our mission by maintaining our students’ income stability and to prioritize the health and safety of our students, partners, staff, and the Twin Cities community. As a member of the Genesys Works community, we want to keep you apprised of our team’s recent efforts.


March 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Check out our March Making Internships Meaningful feature and see who the supervisor and intern spotlights are. A meaningful internship can only happen when supervisors are devoted to their young professional’s experience and young professionals exemplify drive and commitment in their internship. Through this series, we want to capture how supervisors and interns are both Making Internships Meaningful.


Faiza Mohamoud: The Language of Professionals

Faiza Mohamoud (she/her) is a student at Metropolitan State University. This article was originally published in the Minnesota Women’s Press. When I was first thinking of applying to college, my knowledge was limited. I didn’t know about the process of getting in, or what ACT score I would need to compete for scholarships, or the difference between in-state and […]


Genesys Works Receives $400,000 Investment from The George Foundation to Expand to Fort Bend Independent School District

Genesys Works (GW) today announced a grant of $400,000 from The George Foundation to improve career readiness for young people in Fort Bend County. The funds will support the organization’s mission of providing pathways to career success for students in underserved communities across the region by teaching them in-demand skills and connecting them to professional opportunities.



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.