Corporate Work Study Program

The Corporate Work Study Program at Verbum Dei


jjovel2At Verbum Dei, the Jesuit charism of ‘caring for the whole person’ has included an in-depth career preparation experience. The village that raises our young men extends from our campus on Central Ave in South Los Angeles, to the corporate offices and board rooms that move our city. As a proud alumnus of Verbum Dei and CWSP, our mission is intimately connected to the values by which I lead and the aspirations I have for the present and future of our program.

The Verbum Dei experience introduces the students to elements of success in a very hands-on way. From summer training to networking workshops, and of course- four years of professional work experience, the Verbum Dei graduate transitions with much more than a resume; he graduates with a strong sense of responsibility, familiarity with receiving and giving feedback, importance of following through on commitments, and a stronger knowledge of self as they begin to select universities and majors to kick off their careers.

To be a Verbum Dei partner is to be an integral part of a formula that is changing the trajectory of families and thus transforming communities from the inside. We look forward to empowering our rich legacy and look forward to expanding our mission to more corners of our community.

 In Faith,

Jesse Jovel
Vice President, Corporate Work Study Program

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How Does the Work Study Program Operate?

Companies partner with the Corporate Work Study Program for full-time entry level jobs.

  • Students work 5 days a month as a member of a 4 student team. See chart below.
  • Work hours are from 8:30am – 4:30pm during the academic calendar year, from August to June.
  • Students do not miss class time.
  • Companies pay $31,200 for each 4-member student team in 2018-2019.
  • CWSP is responsible for the transportation of students to and from work, and handles all insurance issues, worker’s compensation, Department of Labor compliance, I-9 completion and work permits associated with the student interns.
  • A CWSP team member is assigned to each corporate partner to co-manage the students with supervisors.
  • Hub locations include downtown Los Angeles, Century City, Pasadena, South Bay, Long Beach, and Santa Monica.

Student Work Schedule


D = Monday Worker, Freshman
A = Tuesday Worker, Junior
B = Wednesday Worker, Sophomore
C = Thursday Worker, Senior

Become a Corporate Partner Today!

Find out how your organization can partner with Verbum Dei Jesuit High School to expose students to a positive work experience while allowing them to cover a portion of the cost of their education.

Learn more about how the program works

Contact our Corporate Work Study Program office:
Jesse Jovel, Vice President, CWSP
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323-564-6651 ext. 7000
11100 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059

Corporate Partners


The Aerospace Corporation

Harley Ellis Devereaux

Car Dealership
Bob Smith Toyota

Commercial Banking
City National Bank 

Cal State University Los Angeles
California Science Center
Charles Drew University
Loyola Law School
Loyola Marymount University
Mount St. Mary's University 
USC Institute for Creative Technologies 

Crisp Imaging 
Grocery Outlet

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

Carrie Estelle Doheny Foundation
Gogian Foundation
Norris Foundation
Ibrahim Foundation

Financial Services
Alliance Bernstein 
The Capital Group Companies, Inc.
Crescent Capital Group 
Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, LLC
Payden & Rygel
Western Asset Management

QueensCare Health Centers
Standard Homeopathic Company (Hyland’s) 
Torrance Memorial Hospital
Venice Family Clinic

Arthur J. Gallagher
Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.
Keenan & Associates
Operating Engineers Funds, Inc.

Legal Services
Bird & Marella, PC
Buchalter, PC
Carroll, Kelly, Trotter, Franzen, McBride & Peabody
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Fox Rothschild, LLP 
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Law Office of Glenn N. Kawahara
Locke Lord, LLP
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
McKool Smith, PC
Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP
Sheppard Mullin Ritcher & Hampton
Sidley Austin, LLP
Winston & Strawn, LLP 
Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP

Aids Project LA
Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles
Exceptional Children's Foundation
Good Shepherd Shelter
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Operation Progress
Specialty Family Foundation
St. Joseph Center
Two Bit Circus
Venice Family Clinic

Real Estate
Brookfield Properties
Caruso Affiliated
CommonWealth Partners
Jones Lang LaSalle 

American Martyrs Church & School
St. Paul the Apostle Church & School

Allied Universal
USC Public Safety

The Allen Lund Company, Inc.
Expeditors International
LA County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

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