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 8:30-9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, from August 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 towards their tuition.
  • 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.
8:30-9:00 AM - Arrive at work.
ALL DAY - Work according to Sponsor's schedules, including lunch.
4:30-5:00 PM - Leave work & check out at school

All student workers are responsible for submitting electronic time cards at the end of their workday. The link to access the system is

Current Corporate Partners looking for information regarding online checkout can click here.

Annual Schedule

The Corporate Work Study Program runs from August 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.

2014-2015 Sponsor Reference Guide and Calendar


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.