Cristo Rey High School Boston

How It Works

How It Works 

THE CORPORATE WORK STUDY PROGRAM

The Corporate Work Study Program, Inc. at Cristo Rey® Boston High School seeks full-time, entry-level, clerical positions for bright, motivated students. Our young professionals will perform tasks such as filing, copying, faxing, delivering inter-office mail, assembling information packets, basic data-entry, reception, and general "go for" duties.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Companies contract with the Corporate Work Study Program for full-time, entry-level, clerical jobs.

  • Four students share one job. The business is covered Monday through Friday.
  • Students rotate their schedules, each working five full days a month. Academic schedules are structured so that students never miss a class.
  • Students work standard business hours, usually 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM or 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, from September through mid-June.
  • Students are employees of the Corporate Work Study Program, not the Sponsors. Companies pay a flat fee to CWSP for one full-time Corporate Work Study Team; CWSP handles all payroll, W-4, I-9, Worker's Compensation, FICA and FUTA paperwork, as well as all routine employer issues. Each student earns over 60% of their education costs.
  • The Corporate Work Study Program is separately incorporated, functioning like a temporary employment agency within Cristo Rey Boston High School.
  • Corporate Partners are charged a competitive fee for the services of the students. It is less expensive to hire a team of our students than it is to employ a full-time employee at your firm.

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

7:20 - 8:00 AM - Check-in at Cristo Rey Boston and depart for work in school vehicles or by MBTA.
8:00 - 9:00 AM - Arrive at work.
ALL DAY - Work according to Sponsor's schedules, including lunch.
4:00 - 5:00 PM - Depart work

 

Student Evaluation

At the end of each work day, supervisors complete a daily timecard. Additionally, supervisors complete quarterly student evaluations.

 

Sponsor Reference Guide

The Corporate Work Study Program runs from September through mid-June. Students follow the Sponsor's calendar, except for the following holidays: Christmas Break, Thanksgiving, February Break, and Spring Break. Other non-working holidays will be discussed with Sponsors. It is possible that Sponsors may retain the same students the following academic year, as well as hire them during the summer.


Cristo Rey® Boston students provide valuable services to major companies in and around Greater Boston, while learning about the corporate world. The work they do offsets their tuition, making Cristo Rey Boston affordable to students who otherwise could not afford a private, college-prep high school.
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