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

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

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

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

Professional Development Day: Redefined

Where else do business executives and high school educators meet to discuss ideas that will improve students’ chances for success?  On Tuesday, January 29th, the Corporate Work Study Program organized Cristo Rey teachers and staff for a joint Professional Development Day with business partner supervisors. The agenda: explore ways to structure and support CRSM students so that they can demonstrate … Read More

Cristo Rey Work Study Innovations & the 90 Day Check-In

The staff of the Corporate Work Study Program is charged with guiding first generation, future professionals into the world of work for the first time. Placing students with 70 different business partners to work for 100 unique supervisors demands something quite different from traditional on-boarding. Each summer, Cristo Rey St. Martin freshmen spend weeks in training – covering everything from … Read More