“My reasons for joining changed the moment I walked into Classroom Three in June 2012. I realized Genesys Works was more than a way to make money. It is an opportunity to explore new options and face new challenges–two things I love doing,” said Dorothy.
|Dorothy asks a question during a weekly Career and College Connection meeting. Dorothy has recently been accepted to the University of Minnesota.|
|Dorothy poses with the rest of her Deluxe Corporation cohort at Draft Day.|
She quickly became more interested in IT, too. Throughout the summer, Dorothy participated in IT labs where she got to take apart a computer and put it back together, create a virtual desktop, image computers, and more. These hands-on experiences helped cement her passion for technology.
Currently, Dorothy is a Desktop Engineer at Deluxe Corporation. When she’s not creating, packing, and testing applications and images, she’s working on completing her A+ Certification, the starting certification for a career in IT.
“Dorothy is doing a phenomenal job working on the Desktop Engineering team,” said her supervisor, Todd Cramer. “We are impressed with her work ethic and motivation towards her A+ Certification. She is always willing to take on new endeavors and approaches each activity with a positive attitude.”
And Dorothy’s success is paying off. She was recently selected as a national runner up for the National Center for Women & Information Technology "Aspirations in Computing Award" and will be sharing her experiences to around 100 people at Tech IT Out! Minnesota, an event dedicated to expanding youth interest in IT.
|Dorothy speaks at the 2012 Breaking Through Ceremony. Dorothy will also be speaking at Tech IT Out! Minnesota in March.|
If you’re interested in hosting an intern like Dorothy, contact Executive Director Jeff Tollefson at email@example.com.