Corporate Work Study Program

Corporate Work Study Program

Pairing Academics with Real-World Experience

DCR student at work study job

The Detroit Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program is a unique educational initiative that combines rigorous academics with real-world work experience for students in Detroit, Michigan.

It is part of the Cristo Rey Network, a national network of Catholic High Schools serving financially challenged families.

The program follows a distinctive model where students attend school four days a week and work in professional settings one day a week. This work study approach aims to provide students with practical skills, professional development and exposure to various industries while earning a portion of their tuition.

Through partnerships with local businesses, the Detroit Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program offers students the opportunity to work in a professional environment gaining valuable work experience and networking opportunities. Students are placed in entry level positions in a wide range of fields including Finance, Healthcare, Law, Technology, Manufacturing and more.  This exposure to the workplace helps students develop important skills, such as time management, communication, problem solving and teamwork.

Overall, the Detroit Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program offers a very special educational experience, combining academics, professional development and a strong sense of community. By integrating real-world work experience into the curriculum, the program equips Cristo Rey students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in college, career and life.

About the Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Learn how the Cristo Rey model for corporate work study can help high school students thrive, improve the fabric of communities and transform your company.

Why Partner with Detroit Cristo Rey?

Partnering with Detroit Cristo Rey’s Corporate Work Study Program can offer several benefits for organizations. Here are a few reasons why partnering with us would be advantageous:

Access to Motivated Student Workers

Cristo Rey student workers are highly motivated and eager to learn.  Partnering with us provides you access to a pool of talented students who can contribute to your organization’s goals.

Diverse Talent Pool

Detroit Cristo Rey serves a diverse student population, which can bring a range of perspectives and experiences to the workplace. Partnering with us allows you to tap into this diverse pool and foster a more inclusive work environment.

Cost-Effective Staffing Solution

Our program operates on a corporate work study model where students finance their own education. Companies can hire students to perform entry-level tasks at a reduced cost compared to hiring full-time employees.

Community Engagement & Corporate Social Responsibility

Partnering with Detroit Cristo Rey demonstrates a clear commitment to community engagement. Organizations, through our program, contribute to the education and development of young individuals, helping to create a positive impact on the surrounding communities.

work study student and mentor

Long-Term Talent Pipeline

Our program serves as a talent pipeline, providing companies with possible future full time, committed employees who already have a connection with you and your organization.