Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School, Advancement Office - Events, Marketing and Donor Relations
Management Major and Business Analytics Minor
Home Town: Hawai’i Kai, Hawai’i
Summary of your responsibilities in your fellowship role
My role as an advancement coordinator at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has a very wide range of responsibilities. There is a heavy emphasis on digital marketing and analysis. Tasks include designing and publishing social media posts, researching and analyzing post metrics, graphic design, and even photography.
As a member of the advancement office, it is our responsibility to raise money to support the school’s continued success and expansion. This means my job changes from day to day and encompasses many different aspects of the school’s business. There is frequent cross-team collaboration to help plan and execute events. I have also had the opportunity to host and plan my own events, providing college counseling to graduating seniors.
In what ways are you making a positive contribution to your organization/department?
The small and passionate advancement team at Cristo Rey High School are some of the hardest working and smart people I have had the pleasure of working with. The amount of work they do is quite honestly, astronomical. I am able to help reduce this workload so that we can all have more time to focus on the critical analysis and more crucial concerns when it comes to the success of the school.
I also have had a desire to work directly with the students, especially to help them with the college application/acceptance process. I was able to host a couple of group college counseling sessions where I was able to help students get accepted and committed to SCU.
What are 1-2 aspects of your Fellowship that have been most rewarding or helpful to you so far?
The most rewarding aspect of my fellowship so far has been being able to follow the students of Cristo Rey on their journeys from high school seniors to future college freshmen. There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes and to be able to witness the success these students are having firsthand makes the work that much more meaningful.
What would you recommend to LSB students who want to make a difference in the community?
Start off by finding a volunteering organization you're interested in and convince your friends to attend an event with you. It is easier when it matches your interests or hobbies. You will find that the experience will be far more rewarding and fulfilling than you would expect. I have met some of the most amazing people at these events and I always have a ton of fun.