How working on technical projects taught more than just technical skills

During my internship at Optum, I had the opportunity to work on a scrum team. A scrum team is a group of people who work together to deliver products, and there are three main parts of any scrum team…. All of the Genesys Works interns on my team are developers, but we all also got a chance to be a scrum master. Throughout the year, my team worked on and learned from several projects.

2020 Think IT Scholarship Spotlight: Veronica Venegas

York Solutions, in partnership with Genesys Works Twin Cities, the Think IT Association, and Wallin Education Partners, is excited to announce the 2020 Think IT Scholarship winners: Veronica Venegas, Sue Xiong, Faiza Mah, and Pa Gar Vang. In the first of four upcoming features, we are excited to spotlight Veronica Venegas, a sophomore at Minneapolis College majoring in Computer Science who plans to transfer to Augsburg University in the fall. As a Class of 2018 Genesys Works young professional, Veronica interned at Medtronic. And, you may recognize her name: she was our keynote speaker at the 2018 CIO Luncheon, and her speech earned her a standing ovation.

Three skills I’m building for my future

The most important skills I’ve learned in my Genesys Works experience are all of my professional skills. Throughout the summer and internship year, I’ve gotten more preparation for becoming a young professional, and my program coordinators have helped me a lot. For example, I’ve learned how to dress in a professional setting, send out professional emails, and code switch.

Young Professional Guest Blogger Series: Opportunities Now for my Future

By providing me with an internship experience, Genesys Works is paving me a new path rich with opportunity and is completely restructuring my life in the best way possible. I originally applied for this program because I felt that going to school wasn’t enough for me to make a decision about what I want to focus on in the future. I’ve felt pressured many times to answer the question “What career do you want to pursue?” because I didn’t think I had the needed resources and experience to make that decision.

Give to the Max Week 2019: Student Testimonials

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. 

Week of August 28, 2017: Internship Process

Learn more about Genesys Works internship process.

Chicago Student Updates – July 10

Opening a Student Bank Account CHICAGO – July 6, 2017 One of the great advantages of a Genesys Works internship is that students earn $10,000 during their senior year. We want students to understand the best practices for managing their money, and an important first step is opening a bank account. During training, Genesys Works will assist students with bank accounts and nece …

Summer Training – Week 2: Questions You Can Ask Your Young Professionals

Columbia University Study Shows Genesys Works Leads to More College Degrees, Higher Incomes, and Greater Economic Growth