Twin Cities

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

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

Genesys Works’ Twin Cities Program Welcomes Three New Board Members

SAINT PAUL, MN (December 15, 2020) — Genesys Works Twin Cities (GWTC), a workforce development program that trains high school students in employability skills and connects them to paid internship opportunities with top Twin Cities companies, announced today that Myra Day-Perkins, Aretha Green-Rupert, and Karen Richard have been elected to its board of directors. Myra Day-Perkins is

December 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Intern Feature: Zalma Aden, Accenture Genesys Works Twin Cities has more than 310 amazing young professionals in our program – engaged and motivated interns – working towards career success. For our December Making Internships Meaningful feature, we are recognizing Accenture intern Zalma Aden who was nominated by her supervisor Andrew Jison for her positivity and

Genesys Works Announces Allison Barmann as Executive Director of its Twin Cities Program

As a founding member of the Twin Cities board, Allison brings a wealth of leadership experience and passion for Genesys Works’ mission to her role as executive director. TWIN CITIES, MN (December 8, 2020)– Today, Genesys Works, a national youth workforce development program for promising high school students and diverse talent pipeline for top U.S.

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