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Genesys Works Family Mourns Loss of Longtime Board Member Doug Butler

The Genesys Works Family is mourning the loss of longtime Board Member Doug Butler. Doug passed away February 21, 2021, after a private battle with cancer with his family by his side.   Doug was a fierce advocate for Genesys Works’ students. He established key policy such as student representation on our national board, and always

Three Young Professionals who are Leading by Supporting Minnesota Communities

With more than 2.4 thousand Twin Cities young professionals in the Genesys Works network, there are also more than 2.4 thousand stories we could share about the unique pathways each has pursued. Three of these young professionals – Suman Dahal, Pranav Karmacharya, and Callie Nguyen – recently merged onto a similar pathway to use their

For the Incoming Class of Interns: You have a voice that matters

By Sheila Stone This year, after completing eight weeks of professional and technical skills training, I received a Genesys Works internship at Optum as an Operational Process Report Analyst. I perform tasks which support the day-to-day operations in IT, and I see this role as beneficial for the Business Analysis degree I hope to pursue.

Genesys Works NYC Establishes Board of Advisors

Powerhouse of industry leaders to help social enterprise advance mission of providing meaningful work experiences for high school students, NYC’s future workforce  NEW YORK CITY, NY (February 23 2021) — Genesys Works, a national workforce development program that connects high school students from underserved neighborhoods to paid internships with major companies, is pleased to announce the

How I’m Taking Advantage of Genesys Works Opportunities to Grow as a Leader

By George Yang Growing up, I’ve always wanted to expand my skill set to improve as a leader and as an individual. I have been able to do this primarily by being involved in many extracurriculars, and through all of these programs and activities, I’ve been able to grow a lot as a leader in

February 2021 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Intern Feature: Guleid Eleie, Amerprise Financial Genesys Works Twin Cities has more than 310 amazing young professionals in our program – engaged and motivated interns – working towards career success. For our February Making Internships Meaningful feature, we are recognizing Ameriprise Financial intern Guleid Eleie who was nominated by his supervisor, Rajashree Rao, for his

Genesys Works Welcomes Andrew Parsons to the Board of Advisors of its Bay Area Program

Genesys Works is delighted to announce the addition of Andrew Parsons, V.P., District Manager at U.S. Bank, to our Board of Advisors. Andrew has been with U.S. Bank for nearly 16 years, and in the financial services industry for 20, and has a passion for serving his community. He brings to Genesys Works a wealth

Networking and Building Connections: Insights from a High School Optum Intern

By Muna Mohamed, Class of 2021 Young Professional During a global pandemic, networking and building connections have become a challenge for many of us working at home. The biggest challenge of working at home is not being able to experience the corporate workplace culture and having those in-person connections. We are all human and we

Going Remote: How I’m finding value within a fully virtual Land O’Lakes internship

By Gretel Tassah I come from a first-generation Cameroonian American household, meaning: I grew up with plantains instead of pancakes as the egg-compliment to my breakfast, wore the occasional afritude dress to church, and always acknowledged but never fully understood the importance of seizing opportunity. After completing Genesys Works’ rigorous summer skills training and earning

Donate Your Hustle!

This March, our organization will be competing for a $25,000 donation in the Miles for Meaning event on the Kilter app. In this event, you’ll track the miles you run or walk every day over the course of a month on an interactive leaderboard, earn awesome prizes, and fundraise to support our mission!