The 2017 UpTurns: This Year’s Powerhouse
Our 2017 UpTurns are native to places near and far–from China, Tibet, and Ghana, to South Minneapolis and St. Paul.
To UpTurns, “diversity” means more than its traditional definition. To us, diversity means diverse ideas, family life, ways of thinking, and experiences.
But what these UpTurns have in common is their innate determination and unrelenting hard work. Many UpTurns juggle other responsibilities such as another job or commitment. However, UpTurns do not let this interfere with their professional internship. And they do not let busy schedules bring them down.
“What I saw: an inherent kind of confidence. You know when a professional has worked in the working world just long enough that their professional confidence shows through? That’s what I saw. Knowing where they are on their career journey (early), it made an impression on me.”
-Nathan A. Perez, Executive Career & Job Search coach; author of The 20-Minute Networking Meeting
Diverse: 38% Black, 20% Asian, 16% Biracial, 4% Native American, and 24% Caucasian.
Multilingual: 29% English as 2nd language.
First Generation: 38% are 1st generation college students; several are 1st to graduate from high school.