Corporate Work Study Program

Bob Larkin and University of West Florida student Ernest Ingram

Become a Partner

At the University of West Florida, we see change and rush forward. For the past 50 years, we’ve transformed the lives of our students with a close-knit academic experience and innovative programs. UWF has become the forward-thinking, innovative side of Florida. Our high impact experiences like our Corporate Work-Study Program create waves, not only in our surrounding areas, but across the globe.

UWF’s Corporate Work Study program provides students with an opportunity to work part-time while attending UWF. The program establishes a mutually beneficial agreement with corporate partners, students, and UWF. As a pathway to employment, students who participate may come from all majors. Students work with a mentor and establish future connections with your company. This program allows students an opportunity to build a professional network and develop crucial professional readiness skills.

Benefits to Employer

Payroll Cost Savings 

  • Students are paid by the corporate partner. UWF covers up to 50 percent of the student’s wage rate.

Diverse Talent for the Future Workplace 

  • Excellent way to build a talent pipeline from which to hire new interns and employees.
  • Time to evaluate the potential of prospective employees.
  • Enhance perspective of current workforce. 

Benefits to Students

Financial Aid

  • Earn money while in college.
  • Work part-time with flexible hours.

Real World Experience

  • Pathway to employment.
  • Build a professional network and work with a mentor to clarify career goals.
  • Develop crucial professional readiness skills such as effective communication, critical thinking and professionalism.

For more information on how to become a corporate partner, please contact our office at 850.474.2254 or Applications must be received by July 31, 2018, for Fall 2018 placement and December 1, 2018, for Spring 2019 placement.

Become a Partner

For students interested in the program, please contact the Financial Aid office to learn about eligibily criteria.

Financial Aid Office