Alumni

Call to Action: guest blog by alumna Meylani McCorvey

In the last thirty days, the nation has witnessed George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Italia Kelly, David McAtee, and many others lose their lives due to a system that was created to further the oppression of Black and Brown folks. However, among all of this injustice and pain, communities have come together from every walk of life, to promote change and to hold members of this unjust system accountable for their actions. Although this doesn’t bring back the lives of fallen community members, this revolution inspires hope and demands change.

Forging my career path with Genesys Works and Target

I joined Genesys Works because I wanted to learn more about the tech industry and gain hands-on insight into corporate life. I didn’t know much about what I wanted to pursue once I was attending college, so Genesys Works was a chance to see if Information Technology was for me. During my high school internship at Abbott, I found out that I liked IT, but I had a bigger passion for art and decided to declare a major in Graphic Design. However, I was still uncertain what exactly I wanted to do with this degree.

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.

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.

Alumni Profile: Alicia Lee

We sat down with Genesys Works Twin Cities 2015 alumnus and former Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota intern and current Genesys Works operations intern Alicia Lee to see what she’s up been up to since completing the high school program four years ago. Spoiler alert: she’s been up to a lot of good things. Check it out!

How To Succeed in Business: Peter’s Formula for Success

This month, we are excited to spotlight Genesys Works alumnus and current University of Minnesota – Twin Cities senior Peter Thao. As a Genesys Works young professional, Peter worked at Be the Match and is currently studying information technology infrastructure. He will graduate in the spring of 2020 and has already accepted an offer for a full-time position at US Bank as an information security specialist. 

Alumni Profile: Zoua Khang

We sat down with Genesys Works Twin Cities 2018 alumnus and former Target intern Zoua Khang to see what she’s up been up to and what advice she has to give current students and other alumni.  Q: Tell us about your college journey. ZK: My college journey started in September 2018. I came into Augsburg

Alumni Profile: Nasro Omar

We sat down with Class of 2014 Genesys Works alumna Nasro Omar who graduated from Augsburg University last spring. Six years ago, as a Young Professional, she began her internship at Optum where she worked on the telecommunications support team. After finishing the internship year, Nasro elected to go to Hamline University for college. Hear directly from her how she made her journey through college and post-secondary education. 

Finding college success, now James pays it forward as a college counselor

When I was a student at Spring Woods High School, I joined Genesys Works because I had a dream of working a professional job in a “big” building in downtown Houston.

Finding True Potential with Genesys Works

A single opportunity changed the trajectory of my life. I grew up in a single-parent household in Bloomington, Minnesota, where my mother worked three jobs to provide a roof over our heads and food in our bellies.