Junior Class with Discover Financial: a service opportunity and professional workshop

Many people know that Discover Financial Services is a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program. What many don’t know is the corporation administers a highly developed and far-reaching volunteer program called Discover Cares, which empowers their employees to give back to the community. On October 25th the entire CRSM junior class (94 students) traveled … Read More

Senior PD – Personal Branding

On Friday, September 27th, the Corporate Work Study Department held a professional development seminar for our seniors. Six speakers offered presentations on topics that included; networking, personal branding, LinkedIn, and social capital. An AbbVie Success Story Kevin Castro AbbVie Archive Specialist “My first internship at Abbott was life-changing. The experience taught me how to engage with individuals at a professional … Read More

Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

Corporate Work Study Wraps Up 2019

As the 2019 school year comes to a close, several of Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Partners take it upon themselves to coach our students on final, summative presentations.   The goal of these final presentations vary depending on each Corporate Partner, but often they include highlights of the student’s work over the past year, reflections from the students on … Read More

Discover’s Corporate Values in Action through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program

Many companies claim investment in the communities that their employees call home, but it is at the intersection of educational innovation and the workplace where Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and Discover Financial Services find themselves in true alignment, forging a mutually beneficial relationship. The partnership, which began in 2010, has been growing steadily and yielding positive results for … Read More

Career Exploration Day Hosted by Corporate Work Study Program

The Corporate Work Study Program held its 2nd annual Career Exploration Event on March 19th. The Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, delivered the keynote speech to open the event. Fifty-two young professionals, representing thirteen career specialties, volunteered their time to hold “informational interviews” for small groups of CRSM … Read More

Professional Development Day: Redefined

Where else do business executives and high school educators meet to discuss ideas that will improve students’ chances for success?  On Tuesday, January 29th, the Corporate Work Study Program organized Cristo Rey teachers and staff for a joint Professional Development Day with business partner supervisors. The agenda: explore ways to structure and support CRSM students so that they can demonstrate … Read More

Internships Equal Bright Futures for Chicago Students

Recently, CVS Health published an article on their corporate Intranet about their partnership with the Cristo Rey St. Martin Corporate Work Study Program; it is re-printed here with permission.  Thank you CVS for the kind words and continued support for our students through this program. Internships Equal Bright Futures for Chicago Students by Holly Steel, Corporate Communications, CVS Health Rebecca … Read More

Astellas and Takeda Scientists Visit Cristo Rey

Staff from Astellas Pharma and Takeda Development Center Americas arrived at Cristo Rey St. Martin on December 12th to speak with CRSM students about careers in the medical and pharma industries. Cheryl Hudson-Jackson, Senior Director Economic Empowerment and Youth Programs for the YWCA of Lake County, brought together an impressive group of clinical researchers, physicians and directors who took time … Read More