Yes, students are trained in:
- Communication and relationship building
- Microsoft Word, Excel, and other software programs
- Customer service skills
- Standard office equipment operation
- Office etiquette
- Dressing for success
- Conveying a positive first impression in the workplace
- Phone skills
- Filing and document handling
- Confidentiality and ethics in the workplace
- Workplace safety
- Team building
After considering students’ skill levels and interests and the skill sets needed by our sponsors, the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) staff will determine where students are placed.
Your 3 biggest responsibilities are to:
- Provide a positive work environment for the students
- Provide a supervisor who believes in the program
- Provide meaningful work for students and explain the importance of their role
If there is ever an issue with a student in the workplace, you may deal with the student directly or you may contact the Corporate Work Study Program Office. Students may be replaced if there are any issues. In these rare cases, another student will be assigned.
There are many reasons to participate:
- Add productive, entry-level employees
- Cost-effective for your business
- Free up lower-level employees for more value-added work
- Contribute to your workforce diversity
- Students do not qualify as headcount
- Benefit your local community
- Cristo Rey handles administrative expenses, workers compensation insurance, training, and transportation
- The fee for the 2018 - 19 academic year is $36,000, which is competitive with local staffing agencies and complies with federal, state, and local minimum wage requirements.
Each student receives academic credit for the work-study program. Each student is also evaluated on his or her performance twice during the school year. Students also have an opportunity to evaluate their workplace. Aside from the workshops mentioned above, additional workshops are conducted throughout the year to assist students in their learning process.
Cristo Rey students will adhere to a dress code while on campus and will follow a “match the client” policy in the workplace.
Yes, it is possible to hire students during school breaks. Since the CWSP operates like a staffing agency, it handles payment to the students earned for any extra work.