Stories

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

November 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Intern Feature: Oscar Garcia, Ecolab Genesys Works Twin Cities has more than 310 amazing young professionals in our program – engaged and motivated interns – working towards career success. For our November Making Internships Meaningful feature, we are recognizing Ecolab intern Oscar Garcia who was nominated by his supervisor Todd Aguilar for his wonderful personality

October 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Intern Feature: Frances Sehneah Genesys Works Twin Cities has more than 310 amazing young professionals in our program – engaged and motivated interns – working towards career success. For our October Making Internships Meaningful feature, we are recognizing Target intern Frances Sehneah who was nominated by her supervisor Delight DeMulling for her motivation in achieving

Meet the three interns supporting the Genesys Works Twin Cities team

While Genesys Works Twin Cities (GWTC) partners with more than 40 companies to employ youth in business technology, we’ve also personally owned this responsibility by hiring three young professionals to support our creative and technical operations within Genesys Works. And, it comes as no surprise that each of them is walking on their own unique

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.

Young, Gifted and Black: How Making the Most of an Opportunity Helped Land Me a Job on Wall Street.

“When the door of opportunity opened, I walked through it.” I remember when I first realized things were different for me. I grew up, like many others, in a low-income household in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I saw first-hand the barriers and roadblocks tied to opportunity. But when I was in eighth grade, a girl on my