Is the CRCP right for you?

What does the typical day of a CRCP student look like?


Typically work: 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Classes should be completed by 3pm


Typically work: 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

No classes before noon


Typically work: 3:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

No classes before noon

an image of a CRCP student working at UPS
Here's what students are saying

When I get off work around 2 am, I drive home, have a snack, take a shower, and go to sleep. I usually sleep until 8:30 am and then take the ELL to school for my 11 am and 12:30 pm classes. Around 2 pm, I’m heading back home where I have lunch and take a good 2-hour nap. When I get up, I do homework and something for relaxation, maybe Netflix, or something outside. I’ll eat something and leave for work around 9:20 pm. My schedule works!

Daniel Curtin

Night Sort:  I typically work 10 pm -2 am.

University of Illinois at Chicago

After work, I head home, have breakfast and shower. Then I study and do homework or maybe a few chores until I leave for my 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm classes. After class, I eat, and use the next 3 hours, until about 5:00 pm to study, relax and maybe watch TV. I have a 5:30 pm -8:30 pm class only one day a week. After that class, I head home. It’s lights out at  9 pm. On other nights, I go to bed earlier.

Morris Ugalde

Sunrise sort: I typically work 4:30 am -9:30 am.

Richard J. Daley College

ups hodgkins
CRCP really works

I discovered my career interests in the Plant Engineering Program and enjoy what I do. I’m growing.

Kafayat Shokunbi

Moraine Valley Community College

The CRCP is my backbone at UPS, to finding the career path that fits me most. I am able to find my strengths and work on my weaknesses. I feel the program has encouraged me to move on to more responsibility.

Shane Allard

Moraine Valley Community College

In the past four years, CRCP has helped me not only financially but also mentally. This program has helped me progress in other things. I used to have to take out loans and work multiple jobs to maintain a decent living. Now I am able to focus on myself and school to ensure a successful career and a safe and healthy lifestyle.

Christian Moreno

Kennedy King College graduate

This program has tremendously helped me in many ways, not only regarding school but also a healthy work balance. The opportunity I am given through the CRCP is currently allowing me to pursue my dreams of becoming a nurse in the future without the financial burdens of taking out loans and having that be a setback due to not being able to pay them off.

Cecilia Martinez

Richard J. Daley College

a CRCP student working at the UPS hodgkins facility
Advice from former graduates

Time management is the key. Have a schedule and organize. Scheduling work and free time will help you eliminate stress and make sure you have time for yourself!

Morris Ugalde

Richard J. Daley College

I use the Reminder function on my I-phone to keep track of all my assignments. I take the time to input them all when the semester starts. That way, I never have to worry about missing something or being late with my work!

Daniel Curtin

University of Illinois at Chicago

UPS is not just a place for second chances! You can increase your tax bracket up to 3 times while in this program. UPS is a place for you to decide to create a future with no debt. This system will work for you!

Amir Tyson

Moraine Valley Community College graduate/Rasmussen College

If you carpool or ride the bus, study while you ride.

Bradley Fox

Moraine Valley Community College

Put yourself out there! Reach out for help. Ask questions. Try new things. Get out of your comfort zone!

Stephanie Sanchez

University of Illinois at Chicago

Aaron Davis holding various film awards

“When I came here, I had dreams of being a filmmaker. When I graduated, I was an award-winning filmmaker. Without the program and UPS, I would still be shooting music videos.”

Aaron J. Davis

Governors State University B.F.A. 2016.

M.F.A. 2018.

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