Cheng is a poised young man, mature far beyond his years. His CenterPoint Energy supervisors were thrilled with his impeccable punctuality, consistently positive attitude, and high quality of work that far exceeded expectations.
'Working with Mayor Rybak was a once in a lifetime opportunity,' says Mariam. 'My bosses were the citizens. My job was to give them a voice.'
Eros gained great hands-on experience in computer science and business in his intership at the Minneapolis high-tech firm.
Evan now works at technology giant Google and credits his internship at GMAC ResCap with helping him get there.
Back in 2006, as a new STEP-UP Achieve intern at Hennepin County, Maruf never imagined that one day he’d have a permanent job there.
Three of Tom’s former STEP-UP Achieve interns are now employed by his office, including two permanent full-time employees. Tom has been supervising STEP-UP Achieve interns since 2005.
Experienced STEP-UP Achieve Supervisor Deb always requests interns interested in technology. She makes sure they get exposure to the whole field of IT during the summer.
Terron credits his three summers as a STEP-UP Achieve intern at U.S. Bank headquarters for helping him take the next steps in his education and career plans.
As a STEP-UP Achieve intern at Regions Hospital, May visited with patients and even helped with a hand-washing audit for medical staff.
STEP-UP Achieve helped Nancy take her first steps toward a nursing career.
“My family left everything behind when we left Somalia. But education is something no one can take away from you.”
During his STEP-UP Achieve summer internship, Nakrumah woke up early each day to take the long bus ride from Minneapolis to the Boston Scientific campus in Arden Hills.
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