Message from the Director of the Work-Study Program
Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,
One of the most unique aspects of a Cristo Rey education is that our students pay a significant portion of their tuition through their own hard work. As a result, a Cristo Rey education extends far beyond the walls of our school. Students work one day per week every week at over 90 companies in the greater Philadelphia area that span the following areas of industry: medicine, law, education, finance, real estate, accounting, wealth management, insurance, the performing arts, media, engineering, etc.
Our Job Partners welcome our students into their offices with open arms and high expectations. Every student is paired with a supervisor at their worksite and our incredible supervisors show them the ropes, guide their professional development and rate their performance on a daily basis. Students learn how to effectively communicate in a professional environment, problem solve and manage time while contributing to the success and growth of their company.
Through their work-study jobs, students are developing lifelong skills and creating professional networks that they will carry with them to and beyond college. This requires our students to be brave and our Job Partners in the Philadelphia business community to generously invest in the future innovators and difference makers of our city and our country.
Young Professionals, know that every day you go to work you have an opportunity to make a powerful impact on both your colleagues and the people your company serves through your own unique skills, intelligence and character. Be brave, build relationships, discover your unlimited potential and know that Cristo Rey is proud of you and the talent and heart you bring to your workplace.
It is my great honor to walk beside you as you forge your own professional footprint.
Joanna Wusinich, Esq.
Director of the Work-Study Program