Work Study » The Work Study Model

The Work Study Model

  • All students participate in the Work Study Program, working throughout the entire school year (September thru June)
  • Prior to beginning work, students receive five weeks of training in soft skills (note taking, email/phone etiquette, interpersonal communication) and technical skills (Microsoft and Google platforms, office machines). Students' professional development continues throughout their four years at Cristo Rey.
  • Four students share one, full-time position throughout the week

  • Students are transported to and from work throughout Silicon Valley
  • Program Coordinators provide supervisor and student support
  • Performance is monitored with daily time cards, site visits and bi-annual surveys
  • Students are not on our partners' payrolls. Partners pay a fee for service to the Work Study Program, with no additional HR, tax or insurance costs.