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Virtual Career Fair convenes 75 young professionals and 11 Twin Cities corporations

As Genesys Works seeks to further progress the Twin Cities toward economic equity and racial justice, it is clearer than ever that employers hold the keys to both jobs and economic opportunity. By way of the Career Fair in late August, corporations sought to leverage that power and employ change. Amidst a COVID pandemic, the […]


Building with Heart and Balance: A Spotlight on Atlassian

Atlassian’s core values drive all of their interactions with Genesys Works, making them an ideal partner! Brandon Lara Gutierrez, Class of 2020, shares his experience as a Young Professional on their Web Production team.


Reporting Out: Progress on our Anti-Racist Agenda

Reporting Out: Progress on our Anti-Racist Agenda In May, our nation was jolted into action as thousands of citizens took a stand against systemic racism and violence against Black people and communities. In the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Genesys Works Bay Area (GWBA) made a public statement committing to five […]



Our Four-Year Wallin Scholars in 2020

While you have earned your spot in training, everything has just begun. Summer training is only a small portion of the entire story, and it is up to you to fill the rest of it.  My name is Patience Kollie. I am part of the Class of 2020, and during this time I didn’t know what to do, what to expect, or what I would be after this training.


In summer training, the key is curiosity

While you have earned your spot in training, everything has just begun. Summer training is only a small portion of the entire story, and it is up to you to fill the rest of it.  My name is Patience Kollie. I am part of the Class of 2020, and during this time I didn’t know what to do, what to expect, or what I would be after this training.


Twin Cities Virtual Tech Conference

Summer training has gone virtual this year, which has prompted even more innovation. This summer, we will be hosting our first-ever Virtual Tech Conference, featuring Genesys Works alumni, tech trainers, corporate supervisors, and other experts in the technology industry.


Genesys Works Twin Cities July 2020 Update

Executive director Karen Marben will be stepping down from her position after five years of leadership for Genesys Works Twin Cities. In June 2015, Karen Marben joined the team as the organization’s second executive director. Under her leadership, nearly 1,300 high school students earned a year-long business technology internship, and programming expanded significantly to incorporate opportunities for post-secondary students.


Career Launched!

We’re entering an exciting phase in the Talent Development Pipeline (TDP) program. This year, Genesys Works young professionals are beginning to exit the program for the very reason they enter it: to launch their career! Our first individual to move into his first official career role is – drumroll, please – Kyle Lee!  Find out more about Kyle and his first career moves, and stay tuned for more individuals to be added to the official “Career Launched” list!


GWH June Newsletter – Moving Forward But Not Moving On

Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a brief pause from our monthly newsletter to be with our students, staff and community. We’re back with a renewed sense of purpose + updates on our outgoing and incoming cohorts.