Work Study Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work.     Our Certified students “have demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Word and Excel, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.” For those Certified in Word 2019/365, these are some of the skills they have mastered: Advanced Find Options Formatting text & … Read More

Career Day: Business Pros Open Up New Horizons for Students

 Students React to Their Career Day Experience “I found that all the careers, whether you are in engineering or supply chain, have something in common…communication skills are crucial.” “I was thinking about marketing prior to Career Exploration. Now I can definitely say, because of the Career Exploration Event, I’m certain it’s the path I want to take.” “Before the Career … Read More

Corporate Work Study Successfully Transitions Students to Work Remotely 

As with most of CRSM’s activities, Corporate Work Study has had to adjust to the new normal of the pandemic. Over 45 business partner executives gathered virtually for the 2021 Business Partner Meeting. At the top of the agenda was one of the central issues facing many of northern Illinois’ corporations – remote work. Because of Cristo Rey’s partnerships with … Read More

Geometers Get Crafty

“We’re transitioning from two dimensions into three in Geometry right now, and what better way to do it than folding nets! This project gave the students a chance to get hands-on with the geometry (a rare event this year) by cutting out and assembling these paper models at home. Not only does this strengthen their visual-spatial reasoning, but it lets … Read More

Stepping It Up in the Workplace

Arlene, CRSM ’23, has been working with Discover Financial Services in Compliance Operations every Thursday this school year. But during CRSM’s two-week holiday break, Discover experienced what executives there described as an unusual and significant increase in work volume. Kim Lotz, Senior Manager of Compliance Programs, talked about the situation- “Obviously, the holidays are a bad time for an unexpected … Read More

CWSP Training: Mock Interview Sessions

During this popular event, each volunteer is provided with a job description in order to play the role of interviewer.  The students come to the meetings prepared, having worked on: Strengths and weaknesses & preparing a resume How to do a job search online Choosing a job they wanted (for the mock interview) Practice interviews with their peers using a … Read More

A Very Busy Month at Corporate Work Study

September was an incredibly busy month for the Corporate Work Study Program. On the 15th of the month, they held the Annual Partner Kick-Off Meeting, hosting 50 business partners. Ten days later on the 25th, Abbvie partnered with the CWSP to lead Techies Day.   Partner Kick-Off Meeting     President Kendall welcomed the group, thanking them for their impressive … Read More