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Lessons from Genesys Works - Chicago's Class 2 Young Professionals

Through their times of struggle and celebrations of achievement, the Young Professionals of Class 2 have learned many lessons during their experiences in the Genesys Works program. As we prepare for Class 3, we asked each Young Professional to give their key to achievement to the future of the Genesys Works - Chicago program.

Starting May 16, 2012 through June 25, 2012, you will have the opportunity to read one tip each day on our Facebook picture journal. Check back weekly for updates to the Genesys Works - Chicago website.

May 16, 2012

Dominique Banks"Be patient, respectful, and determined. These qualities will make a world of difference in your evaluations."
-- Dominique Banks, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::

May 17, 2012

Jesus Vasquez
"Be patient and be confident."
-- Jesus Vasquez, Kennedy High School
::Young Professional at Rush University Medical Center::

May 18, 2012
Gerardo Gallegos
"Figure out what you want to do for the year and figure out what you want to do after high school."
-- Gerardo Gallegos, Hubbard High School
::Young Professional at Kirkland & Ellis LLP::

May 21, 2012
Crystal Martinez
"My best advice is to attend the entire speaker series. You'll be very surprised to see the different backgrounds that [the speakers] come from. It's inspiring to see the hardships that many people have overcome and how their hard work has made them as succesful as we'll soon be."
-- Crystal Martinez, Hubbard High School
::Young Professional at Kirkland & Ellis LLP::

May 22, 2012
Eduardo Perez
" 'A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.' - Colin Powell. For me, I thought the [Genesys Works] program was going to be easy, but I was wrong. But at least I wasn't alone. I had friends, made new ones, and we all helped each other out. Oh, and one last piece of advice, Don't slack off!! You’ll regret it.”
-- Eduardo Perez, Roosevelt High School
::Young Professional at Integrys::

May 23, 2012
Gabriela Godinez
"I would tell the next class of Geneys Works Young Professionals to be very responsible, and that by joining Genesys Works, you have to be very committed."
-- Gabriela Godinez, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at McGuireWoods LLP::


May 24, 2012
Kendall Gresham
"The best way to be successful in the business world is to have a good Attitude, Communication, Honesty, Initiative, Enthusiasm, Vision, Excellence, and Respect. Be an ACHIEVER!!!"
-- Kendall Gresham, Curie Metropolitan High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::


May 25, 2012
Triana Chatman-Page
"Be prepared to learn new things. Don't be afraid to speak up and take the initiative."
-- Triana Chatman-Page, Dunbar Vocational Career Academy
::Young Professional at Hines::


May 28, 2012
Juan Godinez
"Do everything on time. Don't think that you will have all of the time in the world. You won't..."
-- Juan Godinez, Hubbard High School
::Young Professional at Accenture::


May 29, 2012
Krystal Ball
"Stay organized and pay attention." 
-- Krystal Ball, South Shore School of Leadership
::Young Professional at Rush University Medical Center::


May 30, 2012
Kim Le
"My advice for the next class of Genesys Works Young Professionals is to balance out your time for work, school, and friends."
-- Kim Le, Roosevelt High School
::Young Professional that interned at CPS::

May 31, 2012
William Chan
"There might be obstacles while going through the summer training, but it is worth it to achieve it. We have all heard the phrase "no pain no gain," and I think it's very true. Another piece of advice that I would give is to really start college and scholarship applications as soon as possible."
-- William Chan, Curie Metropolitan High School
::Young Professional at Rush University Medical Center::

June 1, 2012
Ivette Hernandez
"Don't procrastinate; especially for college application deadlines and scholarship deadlines."
-- Ivette Hernandez, Schurz High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::


June 4, 2012
Iyesha Thornton
"This summer will be challenging. Focus to get through it. Also, start thinking about college before school starts."
--Iyesha Thornton, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at Polsinelli Shughart::

June 5, 2012
Karina Falcon
"Learn as much computer lingo as possible!"
-- Karina Falcon, Hubbard High School
::Young Professional at GATX::

June 7, 2012
Yunique Watson
"Stay motivated thorughout the entire summer training and internship because [the experience] will really benefit you in the end."
-- Yunique Watson, Dunbar Career Academy
::Young Professional at General Growth Properties::

June 8, 2012
Brenda Guillen
"Try to do everything that GW asks of you and don't procrastinate with [action items] until the last day. This way, if you start on a good foot to begin with, it will be easier to head in the right direction."
-- Brenda Guillen, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at Seyfarth Shaw LLP::

June 11, 2012
Bria Davis
"Stay focused and always prepared."
-- Bria Davis, Julian High School
::Young Professional at CSC::

June 12, 2012
Carla Meraz
“My advice is to not let your shyness show. Face all speeches with a positive attitude. Be loud, clear and have good eye contact. Always try all tasks regardless of how hard they seem.”
-- Carla Meraz, Schurz High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::

June 13, 2012
Darnell Ratliff
"Do your best and show your clients that you are not an average high school teenager."
-- Darnell Ratliff, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at Integrys::

June 14, 2012
Jenny Vera
"Have fun and don't give up because you would regret it!"
-- Jenny Vera, Schurz High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::

June 15, 2012
Gabriela Popoca
"Make friends! Whether in summer training or at your internship, you will need people to help you out because you won't know how to do everything that is being asked of you. Plus, these new friends may know a little more than you ever expected and can help you out in different situations."
-- Gabriela Popoca, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at CSC::

June 18, 2012
Omar Robles
"Complete your college and scholarship applications on time. Time goes by fast and you might miss out."
-- Omar Robles, Kennedy High School
::Young Professional at The Private Bank::

June 19, 2012
Dominique Cole
"It is all [the required hard work and commitment] worth it in the long run."
--Dominique Cole, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at Rush University Medical Center::

June 20, 2012
Yesenia Vega
"The most important factor in choosing college is picturing yourself in that place. If you can't do that, chances are it isn't the correct place to be. Of course, money is always a factor, but ALWAYS find those colleges you see yourself being successful in; be realistic as well."
-- Yesenia Vega, Curie Metropolitan High School
::Young Professional at TransUnion::

June 21, 2012
Maritona Ortega
"Never give up nor procrastinate!"
-- Maritona Ortega, Hubbard High School
::Young Professional at McGuire Woods LLP::

June 22, 2012
Jaleesa Jackson
"Apply for as many scholarships as possible!"
-- Jaleesa Jackson, Curie Metropolitan High School
::Young Professional at Rush University Medical Center::

Rosio Macedo
"The best piece of advice that I could give the next Genesys Works class is to take advantage of all of the resources that Genesys Works offers, especially with regards to professional skills and college. The professional skills, such as email writing and presentations, will help me throughout my entire life. Everyone should do their action items such as applying to college and scholarships because it is to their benefit."
-- Rosio Macedo, Whitney Young Magnet High School
::Young Professional at Accenture::

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