“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More

Work Study: Career Assignments

Students were recently asked to create job descriptions of their CWSP jobs. After completing a PowerPoint training module and a reflection on a year with their company, they are now in the process of creating videos to say thank you to their work supervisors.     Career Pathways Jhoseline wrote: “Today I had a storm of ideas. Where I see … Read More

Stories from the Academics Department

A Note from Marlene Eby, Assistant Principal Hello to our CRSM Family, On Monday March 30th, Spring Break ended and CRSM students began their e-learning programs. Prior to the beginning of e-learning, Dr. Odiotti and I were in contact with all of our teachers and our various teams working and meeting via tele-conference to prepare our students academically, socially and … Read More

The Corporate Work Study Program Adapts

above: in one of the last on-campus activities prior to spring break, the CWSP held their most successful Career Day to date. A letter from The Corporate Work Study Department: Though COVID-19 has interrupted students’ on-site work at our Business Partners’ campuses, the Corporate Work Study Program is not about to let change the school-wide trend of steadily improving student … Read More

Grainger Hosts Corporate Work Study Meeting

On Wednesday, February 26th, Grainger hosted over 70 business partner executives who gathered to participate in round-table discussions meant to maximize the benefits to the companies, managers, student supervisors and Cristo Rey students who participate in the CWSP. After a continental breakfast was served, Rudy Juarez, Vice President & GM, Latin America/Global Export welcomed everyone and invited President Preston Kendall … Read More