Corporate Work Study Program

The Corporate Work Study Program is an innovative model of education that gives students a college-preparatory education while earning work experience in a corporate setting.

How it Works

Four students rotate through the week to fill the position full-time. Each student has an assigned day on which he or she works. On Friday, the four students rotate to share the fifth day of the week. In each four-week span, each student will have one week in which he or she works two days. Student schedules are created so that students never miss a class.
Students are employees of the Corporate Work Study Program, not the job partners. Partners pay a flat fee to the Corporate Work Study Program for one full-time Corporate Work Study Team. The Corporate Work Study Program handles all payroll, W-4, I-9, and Worker’s Compensation paperwork, as well as all routine employer issues. The Corporate Work Study Program is separately incorporated, functioning as a temporary employment agency within Cristo Rey San Diego.


Thank you to the following organizations who sponsor students to work at our nonprofit partners: 


“Students benefit from seeing that they belong in the workplace. It’s about exposure, seeing what the world is like beyond the classroom, being able to act on something and provide value and contribute to something – that’s how we build confidence.”

Natalie Dahl, Managing Director, CBRE

“The students have embraced this work experience with enthusiasm and openness to learn new things.” 

Maria Olivia “Marioly” Galván, Chancellor and Director of Pastoral Ministries, Dioceses of San Diego

“The student workers grasp new concepts very quickly and have been able to reduce the workload on our employees. They’re doing a phenomenal job!”

Andres Ramirez, Hiring Officer, AimLoan


Steve Egge, Director of Corporate Work Study