Stories

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.

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

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

I Found My Voice as A Latina in Tech

Connecting Latinx students to the skills, social capital and meaningful work experiences that provide an economic ladder to the middle class will not only help change their narrative, it will also help our economy thrive. Being raised in east Oakland, I didn’t have many opportunities that exposed me to careers in STEM. By the time

January 2021 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Intern Feature: Pao Xiong, Fairview Health Services Genesys Works Twin Cities has more than 300 amazing young professionals in our program – engaged and motivated interns – working towards career success. For our January Making Internships Meaningful feature, we are recognizing Fairview Health Services intern Pao Xiong, who was nominated by his supervisor Steve Robbins

Guest Blog: My journey to and through Genesys Works

By Class of 2021 Young Professional Redeat Wattero There is a lot of pressure in high school to figure out what I will be doing in the next 10 years, what college I’ll go to, what I am going to major in, etc. This is a really tough choice, and it’s all rooted in my

Empowering Sustainable Change

Genesys Works Chicago has made a difference in the lives of over 1,000 Chicago youth. After a decade of providing meaningful work opportunities to Chicago Young Professionals and a pipeline of diverse, talented students to Chicago companies, we see the collective impact of our work on our community: sustainable positive change. Few people better represent