Students at DePaul Cristo Rey High School
are able to gain real-world work experience before they graduate thanks to a work/study program
and collaboration with Clark Schaefer Hackett
Clark Schaefer Hackett is just one of many businesses that partner with DePaul Cristo Rey as part of the school’s work/study program that allows students to gain valuable experience and connections while still in high school. Most of these students have an economic need and are able to contribute to the cost of their education through the program.
“We look at these kids as our city’s future leaders,” says Clark Schaefer Hackett Marketing Specialist Natalia Jones. “This is our future workforce, our future CEOs. This exposure at the professional level is important for them to think about their future.”
The program gives students an idea of what it’s like to work for local businesses by allowing them to work in administrative roles, develop interoffice relationships and work side-by-side with firm executives.
A team of four students fills one full-time position on a weekly basis, each working five full days per month. The job sharing model allows students to incorporate work experience without missing classes.
• See what DePaul Cristo Rey High School students are saying
about the program.
• Learn more about the work/study program
• For more information on Clark Schaefer Hackett, visit the company’s website