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Local Students “Drafted” Into The Workplace

14-year-old Vianca Salsedo (4th student from the left) is "drafted" by Abby Price (far right) (Photo Credit: Tim Jimenez)

14-year-old Vianca Salsedo (4th student from the left) is “drafted” by Abby Price (far right) (Photo Credit: Tim Jimenez)

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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Students of a North Philadelphia Catholic High School got an “NFL Draft” type of experience Friday.

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School prides itself on its Work-Study program, which has students in the classroom four days a week, and in the workplace for the fifth.

“Today is the day that they’re finding out the company that they’re going to be working for,” School President John McConnell said.

The students were drafted, pro sports style, representatives from companies calling up students to the stage.

“It’s better than being in a boring meeting. At least they got us pumped up,” McConnell said.

Vianca Salsedo, a 14-year-old Sophomore, will be with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She says she wants to get into medicine, but is still excited:

“Now I want to see how finance or campus recruiting does.”

Abby Price “drafted” Vianca and says she won’t just fetch coffee and the money towards their tuition is just a bonus.

“What’s really cool about it is that they are earning their futures,” Price  said.

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