Beginning in April, 2013 Cor Jesu Academy embarked upon a new academic frontier which enables students to explore beyond classroom walls and open doors to hands-on learning and future career discovery. Originally focused solely on STEM, CPI partnerships now represent a wide and continually expanding variety of career areas open to both current students and CJA alumnae in college. In addition to enhancing and expanding Cor Jesu’s classroom and curriculum goals, CPI provides a dynamic offering of programs, internships and academic support exclusive to Cor Jesu Academy.
With an ever-growing and changing roster of partners and professional specialties, CPI offerings reflect the rapidly changing world our graduates will encounter and offer insights into unfolding trends that will impact their future decisions and eventual success.
If you or your organization is passionate about what you do and energized by the prospect of positively impacting tomorrow’s leaders, please contact Cynthia Wilhelm at email@example.com to discuss becoming a Cor Jesu Corporate Partner.
exp3: Exposure, Experience, Exploration
The exp3 program allows Cor Jesu students to spend a full day immersed in a career experience of their choice, interacting with professionals on site and participating in hands-on activities.
Summer Business Experience
Corporate partners from various areas within the business sector team together for this exciting five-day immersion into the study and practice of business.
Summer Engineering Experience
Corporate partners from within the engineering industry team together to provide 20 rising juniors and seniors a 5-day immersion into the field of engineering.
The International Companies Internships
The International Companies, a local, family-owned, multi-million dollar corporation with numerous research, manufacturing and distributing divisions within the food industry, offers two paid summer internships (late May through early August) for graduating Cor Jesu seniors.
Watlow Scholars Internship
Since 2013, Watlow has awarded two summer internships to Cor Jesu seniors who are intending to study engineering at the university level.
Engineering Summer Camp Scholarships
Through the generosity of Watlow, four scholarships ($600 each) are available for any current Cor Jesu student interested in learning more about engineering by attending a summer camp at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) or SLU Parks College.
Zoom Into Your Future
Initially devised to provide meaningful career exploration within COVID-19 restrictions, this successful program provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to engage via Zoom in conversations with corporate partners who represent a wide variety of careers from across the country and around the world.
The Cor Jesu Robotics Team is a fun and educational way for students to test their engineering and technical design skills, working as a team to build a robot that competes in FIRST competitions.
Independent Science Research (ISR)
Designed for juniors and seniors who possess a strong interest in pursuing science as a career, this hands-on course allows Cor Jesu students to work directly with a professional mentor from industry and academic sectors. Students choose a topic, write a research proposal, perform their own research and process data.
Alumnae INC - Internship Networking Connections
Designed to match college-aged alumnae with substantive internship and employment opportunities through relationships with CJ corporate partners, this exciting event takes place each January.
If you would like to learn more about Cor Jesu's Corporate Partners Initiative or request more information about a specific program, please contact Cynthia Wilhelm, Career, College & Wellness Center Director at 314.842.4429 x235 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.