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

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

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

The Pathway to Science: AbbVie scientist inspires next generation of innovators

Students in Christopher Call’s science class were ecstatic when the Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) teacher announced: “We won’t be doing dissection today and, your lab practical is postponed until Monday.” Instead, Call welcomed a scientist and team from AbbVie Inc., into his mobile laboratory during one of the final school weeks in May. The team from the North Chicago-based … Read More

Students Earn High Marks at Work

At this time of year, when high school classrooms and hallways are filled with students taking exams and hoping to earn good grades in their classes, our students at Cristo Rey St. Martin already are receiving some early returns on their performance in the workplace. Supervisors from our Corporate Work Study Program partner companies regularly report on our student’s job … Read More