Partner Spotlight: Loyalty from Spectra

Spectra Energy Corp. supervisors have been mentoring Cristo Rey Jesuit students since the Corporate Work-Study Program (CWSP) began in 2009, indicative of their strong commitment to supporting education.  As one of 19 original companies to be part of our unique CWSP (now totaling nearly 165 partners), Spectra will continue to employ four more students this year; one from each grade level. Three are returning students who worked in the Tax Division at Spectra last year. The fact that the students are returning is a testament to Spectra’s outstanding corporate culture. This year, all four students will be working in Spectra’s Ethics and Compliance Division.


“Our goal is to help you learn as much as you can while you’re here,” Bill Brown, Spectra Director, Ethics and Compliance, told his new student employees during the CWSP orientation at Spectra. “I want you to walk away with a good experience and have a good understanding of what it’s like to work in a corporate environment, and why it’s important that we have a good, ethical conscious in the workplace.”

Diane Abel, Spectra Manager of University Relations, said, “The CWSP staff at Cristo Rey Jesuit is one of the most highly dedicated and committed teams that I’ve had the opportunity to work with. This program makes a difference. It’s rare to be a part of something so special.

“The students are able to gain exposure to real-life work experiences,” Abel continued. “They are able to build their knowledge and skills through various work assignments, as well as their confidence and communication skills through employee interaction. I am thankful to work for a company that supports and promotes education.”