Students work once a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Academic schedules are structured to ensure they never miss class.  Typically, students go to work according to grade level. For example, Seniors head to work on Tuesdays, Juniors on Thursdays/Fridays, and Sophomores on Wednesdays. In lieu of a traditional work study job, every Monday the Freshmen participate in a weekly “Leadership Academy”. This program teaches core-professional skills—preparing students to confidently enter the workforce as Sophomores.

CWSP staff talking amongst each other at supervisor breakfast

Job Descriptions

The types of tasks student workers perform can be a mile wide or a mile deep. Whether in a hotel, federal agency, hospital, car dealership, university, nonprofit, or law firm, specific tasks can be completed by a student worker given the right training, clear direction, and ongoing coaching. Some of the most common tasks include:

  • Provide mail delivery and copy room support (including use of large-scale copy machines and cutting/binding equipment)
  • Manage and/or back-up front desk reception
  • Maintain calendars for employees and conference rooms
  • Set-up and maintain meeting rooms
  • Manage supplies in inventory
  • Prepare documentation for shipping
  • Stock copy room and print stations
  • Index, bar code and box files for storage
  • Prepare presentation materials
  • Research leads, background, industry data
  • Assist with client events (name tags, marketing folders)
  • Data entry of business cards from networking opportunities
  • Maintain social media
  • Assist in processing of expense reports
  • Enter purchase orders and invoices into Excel spreadsheet
  • Assist in reconciling invoices and checks
  • Scan, file and/or alphabetize HR information
  • Process interview, new hire, and termination paperwork
  • Input of personal details and PeopleSoft data management
  • Process employee security passes and documentation
  • Track equipment allocation, reallocation and inventory using Excel
  • Install new software on computer equipment
  • Clean and remove viruses from computer hard drives



Gabe Obregon

Director of CWSP
[email protected]

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