08 Sep: Intern Program Creates Pathways, Access To Tech Careers

The youngest of six siblings, Jaime Flores was the only one in his family born in the United States. And he’ll be the first to pursue a college degree.

He spent his senior year of high school interning at Best Buy as part of our partnership with Genesys Works, an organization that provides career pathways for high school students from disinvested communities.

It’s been a valuable opportunity for him to work at a Fortune 500 company, as he prepares to pursue a career in mechanical engineering.


28 Aug: High school Best Buy intern charts her own path

Nasri Maktal was at a conference where she heard Best Buy CEO Corie Barry say she wanted to host a high school intern for the summer. So Nasri, a junior at the time, walked right up to Corie and offered to be her intern.

“Corie’s story was similar to mine in the sense that she didn’t have many opportunities, and she wanted to give opportunities to another young girl,” Nasri said.

And there have been opportunities aplenty. Corie’s goal for Nasri’s internship was to give her the broadest perspective on what corporate life could look like.


30 Jul: Goal-oriented: Best Buy intern excels in power soccer [Video]

Disability isn’t a word that scares Nathan Mayer. It motivates him.

Nathan, who has been in a wheelchair most of his life, was born with spinal muscular atrophy. It’s a disease that causes muscles to weaken and limits a person’s ability to move.

Doctors didn’t think he’d live past 2 years old. They were wrong.

Today, Nathan is a 21-year-old intern at Best Buy and a national star in power soccer, a sport for those who use power wheelchairs. He will represent the United States in an international power soccer tournament in Brazil in August.