How to be Awesome: Experts help CRSM seniors craft their professional brand

Seniors were encouraged to bring an “open mind and positive attitude” Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 when experts from financial services, talent acquisition and social media and marketing at area firms shared their insights with students on how to create their own unique “brand.” Topics for the day included everything from “The value of social capital,” and “Creating Your Own Path: … Read More

AbbVie Technology Team Inspires CRSM Students to Become “Techies”

Jose Castaneda is one of those people who gets really excited about technology. At AbbVie Inc., where he is an Information Security/Business Systems Analyst, his boss says that “techies,” Jose’s colleagues who develop the technology, play a pivitol role in the “amazing things we do in health care.” This fall, in tandem with the National Techies Day in October, Jose, … Read More

Education to Employment: Lunch and learn about careers

In the spirit of Knights helping Knights, and the Lake County business community helping our students, Cristo Rey St. Martin is looking to alumni and other area business persons to share their professional and personal experience and expertise with current CRSM students. New this year, CRSM is launching a series of Monday “Lunch and Learn” sessions in which alumni and … Read More

Operation School Supplies

For many Cristo Rey families, getting their kids ready for back to school is another financial struggle when they’re trying hard to make ends meet. We are very thankful to two of our Corporate Work Study partners for their contributions this year at the start of school.  La Voz, the Hispanic ERG at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and employees at Hollister Inc. … Read More

Redefining CWSP Goals: Measuring what matters most

In addition to the school’s rigorous academic studies, the Corporate Work Study Program puts students on the job one day a week at corporations, law firms, banks, hospitals and non-profits throughout Lake County. The work program helps to defray more than 60 percent of the cost of their tuition; in addition, it exposes all of our students to what life … Read More

Student appreciation day: CRSM Work-study partners thank students for making a difference

On a recent Friday, four groups of CRSM students took to the podium at Discover Financial Services in Riverwoods to deliver presentations culminating seven months of project research. The room was packed with about 200 Discover employees and guests from neighboring companies, there to show their support not only for the students, but the “win-win” the Corporate Work Study Program … Read More

Celebrating Success at Work: A Tribute to Our Corporate Work Study Partners

There is perhaps no better setting than the enchanting flower gardens, peaceful lakes and native woodlands of the Chicago Botanic Garden to celebrate and thank the work partners who in many ways are the gardeners tending to the growth and maturity of students and help them plant the seeds for the dreams they can strive for in the future. The … Read More

Five CRSM Seniors Share Their Reflections on the Corporate Work Study Program

Celebrating success at work, Cristo Rey St. Martin students, staff and faculty paid tribute to our Corporate Work Study Program partners at an event held at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Here five students share the speeches they presented that evening. Be inspired. Brian, Class of 2017, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here … Read More

Banks Hold “Jeans Day” to Support CRSM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can wear his hoodies and jeans to work, but in the banking world, a classic suit and tie is the mandated daily dress code. So recently when Lake Forest Bank & Trust Co. employees, and their colleagues at the other local Wintrust Community Bank locations where CRSM students work, got to don jeans to work, it … Read More

Business Partners, Board Members and Faculty Unite to Create Brighter Future for Students

With the purpose of fortifying and uniting their efforts to create a brilliant future for Cristo Rey St. Martin students, business partners, faculty, board members and staff came together on March 22, 2017 to brainstorm ideas for creating greater success for CRSM students both in school and in the business world. About 150 people attended the all-morning event held at Grainger’s headquarters … Read More