The Northbrook Symphony Orchestra’s Gift to CRSM

As the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra (NSO) celebrates its 41st season, the students, staff and families of Cristo Rey St. Martin have been granted free access to a number of their concert events. On Wednesday, Nov. 11th, the NSO broadcasted a pre-recorded performance of Mozart Violin Concerto, Number 4 featuring the amazing Robert Chen, the concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. … Read More

“Don’t forget to Dance”: An Interview with Sharon Zavala

Sharon (CRSM ’11, Allegheny College ’15, Northwestern University ’20) has a family background analogous to the majority of Americans – immigration, harsh living and working conditions, financial hardship, dreams of a better life and college for the children. It’s clear that Sharon’s successes have a theme: High grades at CRSM = lots of involvement in service projects. College scholarships and … Read More

CWSP Training: Mock Interview Sessions

During this popular event, each volunteer is provided with a job description in order to play the role of interviewer.  The students come to the meetings prepared, having worked on: Strengths and weaknesses & preparing a resume How to do a job search online Choosing a job they wanted (for the mock interview) Practice interviews with their peers using a … Read More

A Very Busy Month at Corporate Work Study

September was an incredibly busy month for the Corporate Work Study Program. On the 15th of the month, they held the Annual Partner Kick-Off Meeting, hosting 50 business partners. Ten days later on the 25th, Abbvie partnered with the CWSP to lead Techies Day.   Partner Kick-Off Meeting     President Kendall welcomed the group, thanking them for their impressive … Read More

“Don’t be intimidated. Ask questions. There’s good advice out there”: An Interview with Guadalupe Flores

Guadalupe (CRSM ’19) and I talked during a rare break from her intense schedule of work and nursing studies at the College of Lake County. As a recent graduate of CRSM, she has first-hand experience with the obstacles that the Covid-19 pandemic is presenting to college students across the country. She graduated with a high grade-point average and was accepted … Read More