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

September President’s Pen: When our students get opportunities, they make the most of them.

Make hay while the sun shines!  With autumn already here, this old adage reminds us to make the most of any opportunity while it exists.  Our students are certainly making the most of their opportunities.  Every week, they are out in the workplace with our job partners in the Corporate Work Study Program earning their education, expanding their professional network, … Read More

“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

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