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2020-21 LSB Community Fellows
Simone Walker
Simone Walker
2020-2021 Fellow
Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School - Corporate Work Study Program

Accounting & Information Systems Major and International Business Minor
Home Town:  Elk Grove, California

What were your responsibilities at your internship with the Cristo Rey High School San Jose?
During my fellowship I worked with Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School in the Corporate Work Study Department(CWSP) and the Finance Department. In the CWSP department, I worked on website updates, beautification and adding additional sections, I developed and created an alumni toolkit where CRSJ alumni could come to this section of the website to get career prep guidance (resumes, networking, interviewing, etc) and learn about open job opportunities. Each career prep guide was created by me in addition to the design of the  3 sections of the website. I was also responsible for weekly posts to LinkedIn. Every Wednesday I created a “Worker Wednesday” post that showed CRSJ’s gratitude and pride for its students and its CWSP partners. For CWSP, I also designed and formatted the annual CWSP partner awards and I put together the graduation slide deck. For the Finance department I worked in QuickBooks to issue credits/refunds to all applicable student accounts and I worked in collections.

In what ways do you think you made positive contributions to the Cristo Rey High School San Jose?
I think I made a positive contribution is alleviating a lot of pressure from the team in such a hectic school year, by taking on projects that had been pressing their departments for many years. I believe I created solutions that will be able to be used for many years to come and for many classes of alumni and I left the organization with a guide on how the next LSB Fellow could continue my work without having to start from scratch.

What would you recommend to LSB students who want to make a difference in the community?
I would recommend that you find an area that you are passionate about, match that with your natural talents or professional interests, and pursue the change you want to see in the community.