Saint Martin invites students into our school community who are committed to academic, spiritual, social, emotional, and physical growth. During the admissions process, Saint Martin reviews academic, disciplinary, and attendance records, as well as teacher recommendations.
While we are serious about preparing students for college and career success, we also believe that school should be fun! Caring for the whole student, we believe that involvement in extracurriculars is essential to continuing to form talented, well-rounded, and interesting individuals.
When Marcus ‘23 entered the workforce as a teenager thanks to Saint Martin’s Corporate Work Study Program, he wasn’t sure what to expect. He imagined an office space filled with strict business people, dressed in suits, who would not be interested in talking to him. When he walked into his first day at KODIS USA Transportation & Logistics, he was pleasantly surprised with a warm welcome and casual, hilarious coworkers, as he describes them, who constantly joke around and make work fun!
KODIS is a fourth-party logistics (4PL) firm that offers a nationwide network of warehouses, along with technology and data analytics solutions to help businesses increase productivity while controlling supply chain costs. As their Corporate Work Study student, Marcus plays a crucial role in ensuring the success of the company. Each work day, Marcus arrives, checks his emails on Outlook, and begins sending email reminders to customers about their shipments and continued business with KODIS. After that, he begins looking for bids from people selling shipments, matches them with KODIS’s requirements, inputs them into KODIS’s website to make sure it is an actual shipment and then finds companies who would be willing to ship it from point A to point B.
Although it can be tedious at times, Marcus has found his work with KODIS very interesting! His CWSP experience has taught him to become more independent and take responsibility for his tasks not only at work but also at school. When asked about next steps after Saint Martin, Marcus replied with confidence, “I’m going to college!” Although he is not sure which career path he wants to pursue, he is grateful for his Corporate Work Study jobs and how they exposed him to the logistics and customer service industries.
We are thankful for KODIS USA Transportation & Logistics for partnering with us over the last two years and exposing our students to what real work environments look like! From providing meaningful work to showing our students how work environments can be fun and enjoyable, we appreciate KODIS’s commitment to our students.
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