Winning the COVID-19 Corporate Work Shuffle

It is no small feat, the business of keeping 400 student-workers on-the-job because many corporations are still working remotely and cannot have students come in for internships. But, through pivoting, innovating and firm resolve; 94% of students have been placed in jobs for the 2021-22 school year. “This is a huge testament to the great work our corporate work study … Read More

Anthony Ochoa Talks About Coming Back to CRSM

Meet Anthony on Video…   A recent graduate of Bates College, Anthony has taken a job with Schuler Scholars* to work at his alma mater.   “We are thrilled to have Anthony joining our Cristo Rey St. Martin Schuler team. His perspective as an alumnus of both the school and Schuler will be a significant asset in the years ahead.” … Read More

Preparing for Work: CWSP Freshman Orientation

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work. This summer’s Freshmen Orientation Program took on new importance as our business partners plan their remote and on-site work strategies. CWSP is making sure that student workers are prepared for any eventuality.             These are the training modules freshmen attend: Email Setup Email Etiquette … Read More

“a dream to buy my mom a house”: An Interview with Czier-Anne Gone

Since her graduation from CRSM in 2013, Czier-Anne earned two bachelor’s degrees – Physics from Loyola University and Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  She took time out to speak with me about her early struggles with the English language, her deep involvement with CRSM, her heroes, and the continuing use of her talent in the sciences.   … Read More

“It’s good to be uncomfortable”: An Interview with Josh Washington

  Josh graduated from CRSM in 2017. I spoke with him just after he received his degree in Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics from Loyola University. Josh is a study in humility and competence. His record of achievement is remarkable given his young age – and there is much more to come. Thanks so much for making time for me, … Read More

Polishing a Resume with CWSP & Winning a Scholarship to Study Abroad

While working on her resume with the Corporate Work Study Program, Katrina ’22 applied for a full scholarship to live and study abroad for an academic year from the U.S. Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. Katrina won the scholarship and believes that crafting her resume was instrumental in winning the award, using her new … Read More

Career Day: Business Pros Open Up New Horizons for Students

 Students React to Their Career Day Experience “I found that all the careers, whether you are in engineering or supply chain, have something in common…communication skills are crucial.” “I was thinking about marketing prior to Career Exploration. Now I can definitely say, because of the Career Exploration Event, I’m certain it’s the path I want to take.” “Before the Career … Read More

Corporate Work Study Successfully Transitions Students to Work Remotely 

As with most of CRSM’s activities, Corporate Work Study has had to adjust to the new normal of the pandemic. Over 45 business partner executives gathered virtually for the 2021 Business Partner Meeting. At the top of the agenda was one of the central issues facing many of northern Illinois’ corporations – remote work. Because of Cristo Rey’s partnerships with … Read More

Geometers Get Crafty

“We’re transitioning from two dimensions into three in Geometry right now, and what better way to do it than folding nets! This project gave the students a chance to get hands-on with the geometry (a rare event this year) by cutting out and assembling these paper models at home. Not only does this strengthen their visual-spatial reasoning, but it lets … Read More