“To embrace accountability and responsibility”: An Interview with Liz Martinez

I met with Liz Martinez (CRSM ’12, Lake Forest College ’16) during her first visit to the new campus on Belvidere Road. Our conversation covered a lot of territory; from her extracurriculars at CRSM, through a family health crisis, to her successes at First Midwest Bank. The following conversation has been edited and condensed.   First of all, thanks for … 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

Freshmen Class Getting Ready

to “Go Corporate”   Freshmen finished their first week of training in the Corporate Work Study Program.  Another 2 week session is coming up in August to make sure they’re ready to go for our business partners!   There is no doubt that Cristo Rey St. Martin is a leader in work study training. Students work diligently on a wide … Read More

Corporate Work Study Wraps Up 2019

As the 2019 school year comes to a close, several of Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Partners take it upon themselves to coach our students on final, summative presentations.   The goal of these final presentations vary depending on each Corporate Partner, but often they include highlights of the student’s work over the past year, reflections from the students on … Read More

CRSM Student Wins Evans Scholarship

I met with Dominique Mendoza (CRSM ’19) after she was notified that she had won an Evans Scholarship. The following conversation has been edited and condensed. Congratulations on your award, what an accomplishment! Thanks! I’m really getting excited. So how does a young person who’s had an interest in math and science since grammar school get interested in caddying? It’s … Read More

Discover’s Corporate Values in Action through Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program

Many companies claim investment in the communities that their employees call home, but it is at the intersection of educational innovation and the workplace where Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and Discover Financial Services find themselves in true alignment, forging a mutually beneficial relationship. The partnership, which began in 2010, has been growing steadily and yielding positive results for … Read More

Career Exploration Day Hosted by Corporate Work Study Program

The Corporate Work Study Program held its 2nd annual Career Exploration Event on March 19th. The Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, delivered the keynote speech to open the event. Fifty-two young professionals, representing thirteen career specialties, volunteered their time to hold “informational interviews” for small groups of CRSM … Read More