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

“Challenges Became My Fuel”: An Interview with Brisel Jiménez

I visited with Brisel (CRSM ’15, UIC ’19) during one of her visits to Cristo Rey St. Martin as a new full-time hire at Advanced Group, a staffing company operating across the US and Europe. She shared her experiences at Cristo Rey, University of Illinois at Chicago, and her work with the Corporate Work Study Program in Chicago and San … Read More

“PERSISTANCE”: An Interview with Jonathan Catalan

Recently hired by Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, a prominent multi-program social service agency, Jonathan Catalan (CRSM ’14, Loras College ’18) agreed to sit down with Cristo Rey for an interview to talk about his journey from Cristo Rey, to Iowa and back again. He stopped by Cristo Rey St. Martin on his way to work in Round Lake … Read More

The Alumni Party 2008 – 2018

see the video: https://youtu.be/M87zQEkslBU   On Thursday evening, December 20th, over eighty CRSM Alumni from the classes of 2008 through 2018 gathered at the new Cristo Rey St. Martin campus to re-connect and celebrate. Alumni reminisced about their time at the old campus over dinner and refreshments and many took “the tour” – walking the new facility for the first … Read More

Alumna Appreciates the Science of Hard Work

Carly May has a personalized approach to success: work “really” hard! It’s an ethic the CRSM Class of 2011 alumna says she acquired in high school at Cristo Rey St. Martin and one she attributes to her college and graduate school success. Last May, she graduated with a Masters in Information Science from DePaul University and currently is a Business … Read More

It Takes a Mentor: Alumni Return to Share College Experiences

With the goal to support students to and through college, exploring the experiences of alumni who are navigating their journeys toward long-term success is an important link between CRSM and what lies ahead after graduation. Recently, a handful of CRSM alumni came back to spend an afternoon with seniors, serving as mentors sharing their own experiences in college and the … Read More