Three skills I’m building for my future

The most important skills I’ve learned in my Genesys Works experience are all of my professional skills. Throughout the summer and internship year, I’ve gotten more preparation for becoming a young professional, and my program coordinators have helped me a lot. For example, I’ve learned how to dress in a professional setting, send out professional emails, and code switch.

What’s New at Genesys Works – April

Learning 21st-century Skills During this time of uncertainty, our Young Professionals and corporate partners are finding the silver lining—using this as an opportunity to cultivate 21st-century work skills. Armani (pictured) is among the Class 10 Young Professionals working remotely, supporting Litera Microsystems’ IT team in troubleshooting technology issues for other remote staff members. “Although I […]

Young Professional Guest Blogger Series: Opportunities Now for my Future

By providing me with an internship experience, Genesys Works is paving me a new path rich with opportunity and is completely restructuring my life in the best way possible. I originally applied for this program because I felt that going to school wasn’t enough for me to make a decision about what I want to focus on in the future. I’ve felt pressured many times to answer the question “What career do you want to pursue?” because I didn’t think I had the needed resources and experience to make that decision.

April 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

For the past month, a normal work-day has looked quite different for our supervisors and interns. But, while circumstances have changed, many have stepped up to the new challenge with optimism and creativity. So, this month, we’re sharing insights and reflections from a few interns who are demonstrating #IsolationInnovations. As you’ll read, they have taken the initiative to work on new projects, have remained organized, and have certainly taken advantage of the short commute!

Mentorship Matters: Belen Cosme

Belen Cosme grew up assuming she would clean houses for a living. It was what her mother had always done and what was familiar to her. At that time, she didn’t know a single person who had been to college or who worked in a professional office environment. It wasn’t until her first internship with Kinder Morgan during her senior year of high school that she abandoned that idea and began to consider new possibilities. Through Genesys Works, she realized that her career options were far broader than she had assumed.

Unlocking Students Potential

At Genesys Works, the companies we partner with are vital to our mission. Partners like Midcoast Energy are committed to providing opportunities to Houston’s young people, paving the way toward resilient and sustainable futures. They understand that the opportunities we provide today will have lasting effects in our communities tomorrow.

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: Becoming a Successful Woman in STEM

Kinza Ahmed excelled in her high school internship at Ecolab. So, when she decided to attend the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities for college, she decided that she wasn’t anywhere near finished with Genesys Works. To reach her dreams, Kinza knew she had to go above and beyond: “Ever since I was a young girl, I have always had a keen interest in technology and how it has modernized our world and has become a part of our everyday life. I would like to be a successful woman in technology to show the world that women in STEM can also achieve great things,” explained Kinza.