Various organizations offer high school interns who can work throughout the school year. Spending nine months to a year with them can increase the value they provide and improve the mentorship experiences on both sides. Students can see their ideas come to life, get a better sense of the professional world outside of just a summer, and work through challenges that could come up in any workplace environment. In fact, a number of our interns have returned for positions after they graduated or completed other necessary credentials.These are just some of the common misconceptions about hiring high school interns. My hope is that more companies will embrace this model – not just to bring immediate value to their teams, but to help train our future workers and pack the talent pipeline.
Genesys Works provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships. Our program consists of 8 weeks of technical and professional skills training, a paid year-long corporate internship, college and career coaching, and alumni support to and through college. Our goal is to move more students out of poverty and into professional careers, creating a more productive and diverse workforce in the process. Since its founding in 2002, Genesys Works has grown to serve nearly 4,000 students annually in Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Washington’s National Capital Region.
When Conor McGregor stepped into the octagon in November 2016, he was looking to become the first fighter in UFC history to how two UFC titles at the same time. McGregor had won the featherweight crown in December 2015 with a 13-second knockout win over Jose Aldo. At UFC 205, the 145-pound kingpin faced down 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez. The odds favored McGregor at -135, while Alvarez was the +105 underdog.McGregor continued to dominate the fight in the second round. At one point, the confident Irish fighter put both his hands behind his back and dared Alvarez to try and touch him. With two minutes left in the second stanza, Alvarez looked to close the distance. What he got for his troubles was a combination that put him on the mat and ended the fight.