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.

Career Launched!

We’re entering an exciting phase in the Talent Development Pipeline (TDP) program. This year, Genesys Works young professionals are beginning to exit the program for the very reason they enter it: to launch their career! Our first individual to move into his first official career role is – drumroll, please – Kyle Lee!  Find out more about Kyle and his first career moves, and stay tuned for more individuals to be added to the official “Career Launched” list!

Genesys Works NYC Breaking Through at Home

Thank you to the more than 150 individuals who attended Genesys Works New York City’s inaugural Breaking Through Ceremony honoring our first class of interns! Your support means so much to our young professionals as they enter the next chapter in their lives. In partnership with you — our dedicated supervisors, corporate and school champions, funders, and advisors — we have helped our

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: Creating a Holistic Learning Experience

When we say Genesys Works takes a village, Harding Senior High School is what we mean. When we say a student needs to be holistically supported to succeed, Harding Senior High School is, once again, what we mean.  

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: From Internship to Full-Time Employment

Mission completion. That’s what we call the magic happening at Land O’Lakes, Inc. with Denise Reyes and Nancy Yang – two Genesys Works alumni who are now full-time employees with the company.

Annual Impact Report Extended Story: Vision for Sustainable Impact

Brandon Vi, a young professional at Best Buy, understands the big picture. He knows that he’s part of something that will benefit him in the long run as he pursues a career in technology. And, he knows that he’s part of something more significant than just himself – something that will benefit the futures of so many young people like him who don’t have access to high-paying technology careers at a company like Best Buy.

Young Professional Guest Blogger Series: Internship Breakthrough Moment

I experienced a breakthrough moment in my internship experience when I helped co-host a Lunch & Learn event with my supervisor at Medtronic. For this project, I applied skills that I learned in summer training, my internship experience, and beyond. With my team’s support, I created different kinds of content and marketing materials for the event, including putting together a branded PowerPoint presentation, writing emails that were sent out to more than 900 MDT employees, and designing posters.

Internship Spotlight – Ali Hammad, Kratos

My coworkers had been talking about various hacking conventions since the beginning of my internship, but there was one in particular that they told me about in early November. That one was ShmooCon.

You’re Hired! Our Interview with PaNa, Recent Target Hire

We recently asked PaNa Vang, a Class of 2012 Genesys Works young professional, a few questions about her experience in high school and her most recent accomplishments, including her new job at Target Corporate!

Student Spotlight: Rayne Nelson, Best Buy and Geek Squad

Rayne Nelson remembers walking into the Genesys Works Twin Cities signature event – Draft Day – in August of 2017 feeling nervous and overwhelmed by the crowd. Despite the nerves, she was happy and felt pumped to find out about what her year-long internship experience would be. It was on Draft Day that Rayne discovered she would be interning at one of our 58 corporate partners: Best Buy/Geek Squad.