The Intersect Group Expands Work-Study Program with the Cristo Rey Network
Internship Program Expands to Cristo Rey High School in Dallas
Recruiting and staffing resources provider The Intersect Group has expanded its corporate work-study internship program with the Cristo Rey Network with a new internship program at Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep on September 28th.
The Intersect Group continues its work/study internship program with Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School on October 13th.
This is the fifth year the Atlanta-based professional staffing firm has worked with the high school network – a provider of innovative and rigorous college preparatory education for inner-city youth – to give its students real-world work experiences.
“Cristo Rey has provided so many young people with the type of education that will help fuel their success,” said Edwin Miller, CEO of The Intersect Group. “We want to provide an opportunity for high school interns to get a ‘real-world’ taste of what it’s like to work in a professional environment”.
Cristo Rey students worked in The Intersect Group’s corporate office in previous years. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed that somewhat: students in Dallas and Atlanta will work remotely – just as the company’s internal employees now do – at least for the next month or two.
Students will be able to select from among several different types of assignments, such as database management, social media, virtual event planning, and more. The internship spans the entire school year.
During their internship, students will be assigned an internal employee mentor/supervisor and participate in such activities as:
- Become active members of The Intersect Group’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Conduct internal executive interviews
- Shadow recruiters as they conduct job candidate interviews
- Shadow business developers in meetings with TIG clients
- Participate in team and All-Hands virtual meetings
- Present on an assigned topic each month
About The Intersect Group
Founded in 2006, The Intersect Group is part of the MSouth portfolio of investment companies and operates in Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte. Specializing in the recruitment of IT and Finance & Accounting professionals, The Intersect Group provides clients with the means to find the best talent on the market. For more information, visit www.theintersectgroup.com.
About the Cristo Rey Network
The Cristo Rey Network® is the only network of high schools in the country that integrate four years of rigorous college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience through the Corporate Work Study Program. Comprised of 37 Catholic, college- and career-preparatory schools that today serve 12,000 students across 24 states and collectively claim 18,000 graduates, the Cristo Rey Network delivers a powerful and innovative approach to inner-city education that equips students from families of limited economic means with the knowledge, character, and skills to transform their lives. Each school is locally owned and operated. www.cristoreynetwork.org.