Twin Cities News

Gratitude at Optum: A Case Study

February is Gratitude Month at Genesys Works. We hope you already know this, but if you don’t: that means that during this month in particular, we embed within our everyday interactions gratitude by practicing intentional recognition, appreciation, and celebration of the people in our lives. And we encourage the Genesys Works network – supervisors, young professionals, program coordinators – to embed gratitude into their work this month – and beyond.


2-Year to 4-Year: Omar Ceesay’s Transfer Journey

We sat down with Genesys Works Twin Cities 2018 alumnus and former Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota intern and Think IT Scholar Omar Ceesay to learn about his transition from a two-year college to a four-year college this year.


February 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

During the month of February, we take time to say Thank You to our young professionals, supervisors, and supporters! We’re grateful every day for the dedication each and every one of you brings to your role, and want to provide some advice for bringing gratitude into your workplace this February! We selected two particularly awesome individuals for our February Featured Intern and Supervisor, and asked them (and their respective supervisor and intern) why they’re thankful and how to show it.


CIOL Executive Dialogue Panel Announced

New this year, we’re hosting an Executive Dialogue prior to our CIO Luncheon. Our moderated distinguished panel of technology executives – Anil Arcalgud (Ecolab), Tom Butterfield (TCF Bank), and Sarah Engstrom (CHS) – will provide key industry insights, including the latest technology trends and opportunities, recruitment and retention of diverse, local talent, how vendors partner meaningfully to add value, why being involved in the community is good for business, and more. Session tickets are available to sponsors of the event. Contact Aileen Kasper (akasper@genesysworks.org) to learn how to get involved.


2020 Think IT Young Professional Scholars Program

Genesys Works – Twin Cities invites you to apply for the Think IT Young Professional Scholarship! This college scholarship amounts to $8,000 over two years ($4,000 per year). Alumni must be enrolled in a four-year college or university and demonstrate financial need. The scholarship may be used for any cost of attendance at an eligible college or university, including but not l …



Alumni Profile: Karen Vuong

We sat down with Genesys Works Twin Cities 2019 alumna and former ThreeBridge intern and current Target intern Karen Vuong to see how her transition from high school to college is going and what she’s been up to.


January 2020 Feature: Making Internships Meaningful

Check out our 2019-2020 Making Internships Meaningful launch and see who the first supervisor and intern spotlights are. A meaningful internship can only happen when supervisors are devoted to their young professional’s experience and young professionals exemplify drive and commitment in their internship. Through this series, we want to capture how supervisors and interns are both Making Internships Meaningful.


Game Changers. Generosity. Gratitude.

As 2019 comes to a close, GWTC Executive Director Karen Marben reflects on some of this year’s most impactful highlights at Genesys Works Twin Cities. For Karen, 2019 is summarized by results that are Game Changers, supporters who exude Generosity, and her own Gratitude for the impact of the organization.