Typically, students go to work according to grade level. For example, seniors head to work on Tuesdays, freshmen on Wednesdays, juniors on Thursdays, and sophomores on Fridays. Monday is the rotating day. For example, the first Monday of April, a senior will work Monday as well as their typical day, Tuesday. The following Monday, a freshman will work Monday and his typical day on Wednesday. Therefore, you will see each student worker five days a month.

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



Ana Chapa

VP of Organizational Growth