The Cristo Rey – Discover Partnership Reaches Beyond the Work-Study Program

Discover Financial Services is not only a leading partner for Cristo Rey St. Martin’s (CRSM) Corporate Work Study Program, with 28 CRSM students covering 7 full-time-equivalent positions at Discover, in recent years Discover has deepened the partnership through their Discover Cares program as well.  Discover Cares is a highly developed and far reaching volunteer program created by Discover Financial Services … Read More

Beyond day-to-day work: creative ways Cristo Rey works with students on professional development

Behind the scenes at Cristo Rey St. Martin, the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) staff works tirelessly to find ways to meet our students where they are in their professional career development. This fall, there are a variety of workshops and seminars going on at CRSM targeted to each different grade level. We are so appreciative to the business partners … Read More

Gov. Bruce Rauner stops by CRSM, applauds students, work-study program

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited Waukegan and stopped by CRSM June 28, 2018 for an informal chat with students, faculty, board members and work-study partners, and tour of the school. During the roundtable session held in the library, he said he strongly supports programs such as the Corporate Work Study program and praised students for their hard work and for … Read More

Career Exploration Event Inspires Young Minds to Achieve Success

Forty local professionals from myriad fields ranging from accountants and engineers to a nurse practitioner and human resources recruiter, shared advice and insights on how students can pursue degrees that will take them to the next level in the pursuit of their career areas at a Career Exploration event held recently at CRSM. “In addition to a phenomenal exposure and … Read More

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