Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. In 2011, Accenture made a significant commitment to equip more than three million people with the skills they need to secure a job or build a business. Six years and 1.7 million people later, Accenture is well on their way to meeting their corporate citizenship goals!
By partnering with organizations, they are working to create large-scale, long-term solutions to close employment gaps. Genesys Works is one of these partners and has connected Accenture with high school interns for seven years across multiple Genesys Works sites. Since 2010, Accenture has hosted 98 interns in Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Twin Cities and Washington, D.C.
“Engaging with Genesys Works is like connecting the dots before they exist. These interns are our future business leaders. With a subtle nudge, we are helping shape their trajectories and aspirations.”
- Michael Preston, Managing Director at Accenture
Jacinda is a class of 2018 senior at Barbara Jordan High School in North Houston. Adding a Genesys Works intern to the team has proven to increase productivity. Although Jacinda is still a senior, she is able to complete meaningful, entry-level work at a cost-effective rate.
“Jacinda has been an enormous help to Cindy and I,” said Jacinda's Supervisory, Sara. “She takes on tasks that are very important in the day-to-day running of a global project. She works directly with our teams in Manila, Philippines, to assist them with reviewing and matching expense items for clearing, reviewing a legal database and noting changes in countries where sanctions may be placed or lifted.”
Working with a GW intern has also boosted morale from Jacinda's other supervisor Cindy’s perspective. “I was immediately struck by Jacinda’s sunny disposition,” Cindy said. “I liked that she asked questions and was eager to share her experiences with us. She is really smart, and I am impressed by how she listens to an assignment and doesn’t hesitate to ask questions.