Cristo Rey Richmond High School

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Q: What can students do at my company?
A: Students can perform data entry, Spanish-English translation services, document management, internet research, IT support, event support, mass mailings, reception, and most entry-level office work. Students work in Accounting, Communications, Customer Service, Human Resources, Legal, Logistics, and Tax Departments. The wide range of Corporate Work Study Program partners allows students to be exposed to more diverse corporate work. Job descriptions vary by corporation. 
Q: Are students trained to work?
A: Prior to the school-year, each student participates in a multi- week training program that helps them prepare for successin the classroom and in the work environment. During this summer training, students learn Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), attend communication seminars, and witness professional behavior modeling. The Cristo Rey staff works 1:1 with students to upgrade their skills while supervisors identify areas where students need additional training.

Q: Who monitors the student workers?
A: Each Corporate Work Study Program corporate partner provides a supervisor that manages Cristo Rey students and corresponds with CWSP staff to ensure productivity. CWSP staff visits each business site regularly to gather feedback and enforce student accountability. Each student is responsible for completing a daily time card (which includes an evaluative piece). Additionally, Corporate Work Study Program partnerscomplete Semester-End Performance Reviews to rate students. Based on supervisor evaluations, today, 94% of Cristo Rey student workers “Meet or Exceed Expectations” of their supervisors. 
Q: What comes next?
A: Sign a letter of intent! Help Cristo Rey become a reality in your city.