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

31 Cristo Rey Seniors Attend the Onsite College and Leadership Forum

Thirty-one Cristo Rey seniors traveled to Navy Pier on October 22nd to attend the 13th Onsite College and Leadership Forum. The organization is reporting that more than 5000 interviews took place resulting in 1,073 admittances and approximately $40,700,000 in awarded merit aid. The Cristo Rey contingent was composed of CRSM’s own Knight Scholars – in tandem with Cristo Rey student … 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

The Second Annual CRSM College Fair

On September 27th, our college counseling department hosted the second annual College Fair at Cristo Rey St. Martin, welcoming 49 local and national colleges and universities to our campus. In preparation for the fair, college counselors Sharon Holdvogt, Beth Kainic and Lori Felix worked with our juniors and seniors providing guidance on how to make the most of the event. … Read More

COLLEGE PREPARED Cristo Rey’s Academic Reach Expands Again

Over the Summer… The CRSM Campus was bustling in June, July and August. Classes included: Boot Camp for AP Biology, English, Math, Accelerated Math and Boot Camp for AP US History. Off-campus academic pursuits were no different; as thirty-two students enrolled in college summer education programs. The choices and programs that students chose was wide ranging – from Animal Science … Read More

CRSM Scholars Attend On-Site Kick-Off

On July 12th, college counselors, Sharon Holdvogt & Beth Kainic, accompanied ten rising CRSM seniors to the 5th Annual Scholars College Fair at University of Illinois. The event brings in over 150 colleges and universities from around the country to meet the new class of 2020 who are in the process of building their potential college list. CRSM students attended … Read More

Cristo Rey’s Beth Kainic Wins Award

CTCL (Colleges That Change Lives), a non-profit that supports quality post-secondary education, has named Cristo Rey St. Martin’s Beth Kainic as a recipient of The 2019 Counselors That Change Lives Award. The CTCL award recognizes the extraordinary work Ms. Beth Kainic does in her role as a college counselor who is “changing the lives of students each and every day … Read More

February President’s Pen: When the Holy Spirit Slaps Me Upside the Head

We held our second round of admissions interviews last week. Parents or guardians are divided from students and each is interviewed separately.  At times it can be very revealing about the level of parental participation when one doesn’t know their own child’s favorite subject or cannot elaborate on any school activities in which their student participates. On the other hand, … Read More