Draft Day 2022

Cristo Rey Tampa students and more than 60 Corporate Work Study Partner matches were revealed during Cristo Rey Tampa’s 2022 Draft Day. In “Draft Day” style, Cristo Rey Tampa students, faculty and staff, parents, and special guests filled the gym to cheer on the Panthers. ThunderBug, the Tampa Bay Lightning mascot, the GoldRush, Saint Leo University’s Dance Team, and Mr. Chuck Leitzke, the emcee and number one cheerleader, revved the crowd up.

Keynote speaker Mrs. Nancy Millan, Hillsborough County Tax Collector and Corporate Work Study Partner, shared how the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) helps develop the future workforce. She also suggested that students consider the governmental sector when exploring careers. The Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office is in its second year as a CWSP Partner and values what Cristo Rey Tampa students bring to the office. Mrs. Millan was so impressed with her student worker last year, who worked in the IT Department, that he was offered a part-time job while attending the University of Tampa.

The crowd erupted in applause, and pom-poms waved each time students were called to the stage to meet their CWSP Partner match for the year and receive swag. Interim Vice President of Corporate Work Study Mrs. Karin Mountain thanked Corporate Work Study Partners for transforming students’ lives through education and the Corporate Work Study Program. “Success stories happen only because of you,” said Mrs. Mountain.

The school year also brought new Corporate Work Study Program Partners and Sponsors. New to the lineup this year are Burgess & Niple, CLA (Clifton Larson Allen), Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Moffitt Cancer Center, Saint Leo University, Sunshine Health, TECO, and USF Health. Each of these companies said “yes” to the Cristo Rey mission and has Cristo Rey Tampa students working in their offices.

Cristo Rey Tampa’s young professionals work five days a month in entry-level jobs in law, finance, healthcare, technology, marketing, education, and many other nonprofit and professional offices. All students participate in a college preparatory curriculum, including AP and dual enrollment courses, while building their professional resumes and honing their social and technical skills through the corporate work study experience.

Thank you, Corporate Work Study Partners and Sponsors, for investing in Cristo Rey Tampa students.


2022-2023 Corporate Work Study Program Partners:
Accenture, Advent Health, Aetna, BAIRD, Baldwin Risk Partners, Banyan Street,  BayCare Health System, Inc., BST Global, Inc., Burgess & Niple, Carr Dental, CBRE, Catholic Charities, CBRE, Christ the King Catholic School, CLA (Clifton Larson Allen), Corpus Christi Catholic School, Cristo Rey Tampa Salesian High School, Educational Outfitters, EVO Payments, EY, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast,  Grapple Hook Marketing, Gulfeagle Supply, Hazen & Sawyer, Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s Office, JP Morgan, Junior Achievement Tampa, Legacy Health, Meals on Wheels, Metropolitan Ministries, MI Homes of Tampa, Moffitt Cancer Center, Nativity Catholic School, Optum, Our Children Have Rights, Our Lady of the Rosary, Polo Logistics/Outdoor Network, Prodigal Sons and Daughters, Rivero, Gordimer & Company, Ryan Companies U.S., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Saint Leo University, Skylight Dental, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, St. Peter Claver, Sunshine Health, Tampa Bay Cannons, Tampa Expressway Authority, Tampa General Hospital, TECO, The Florida Aquarium, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, USF Health, Wharton-Smith, Inc., Wilson & Girgenti, YMCA, and Zoo Tampa.