Successful Draft Day

After 160 hours of training in technical and professional skills, 155 young professionals gathered on Draft Day in front of representatives from 40 corporate partners to learn of their internship sites. Our largest group to date, Class 5 will engage with, learn from, and provide support to teams in the IT departments of some of the Twin Cities' largest corporations throughout the course of the school year. The energy and enthusiasm of the students and corporate partners from the event is captured in the photos below.

 Young professionals gathered at the St. Paul Hotel to celebrate the completion of summer training and discover where and with whom they will be interning throughout the school year.

The crowd, young professionals and corporate partners, looked on in anticipation as Executive Director, Jeff Tollefson, prepared to reveal the student and client matches.

Representatives from new client Patterson Companies, Inc., in true Draft Day fashion, brought caps and jerseys to welcome their interns.

Medtronic continues its support by offering 20 internship positions, the most of any corporate client.

Capella University not only supported Genesys Works in designing the learning management system to guide students through summer training, but also continues their partnership with six new interns.

Young professionals with the highest ACHIEVER scores during the summer were honored for their excellent performances in each of their classes.

Genesys Works founder and CEO, Rafael Alvarez, congratulated young professionals, Jesus and Frank.

Students shared in the excitement of starting an internship at one of the Twin Cities' largest corporations and taking the first steps to paving a professional career for themselves.

Draft Day was truly a remarkable day. The students and staff of Genesys Works wish to thank our 40 corporate partners for the tremendous opportunities you are providing to our latest class of young professionals. The success of our program is a direct result of the willingness of the Twin Cities business community to stand behind our urban youth and provide meaningful opportunities for career exploration and professional growth. For this, we are most grateful.

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