Written for The Argo by Andrew Leeds
Stockton University’s Board of Trustees has announced the launch of a new summertime program called the “Stockton Atlantic City Summer Experience.”
The program is intended to provide students the chance to live, work, and learn in Atlantic City over the summer and gives them the opportunity to earn both wages and credits while doing so, according to Provost Dr. Leamor Kahanov.
“The program is intended to be a trifecta where students will be able to work in Atlantic City hospitality facilities, live in Atlantic City, and earn class credit,” Kahanov said at the Feb. 23 board meeting.
Kahanov also mentioned that the program is expected to have 40 students being accepted to join during its pilot run this upcoming summer, with the rules of eligibility requiring all those who apply to be full-time students at Stockton, as well as being in a good state of academic standing.
Those who are accepted to join will be given the opportunity to live at the Atlantic City campus for free during the summer, with housing charges to be covered in full by the student’s summertime employer.
The program includes both full and part-time job positions that start at a minimum wage payment of $13 an hour. Not only that, but those who participate will walk away with four credits from being enrolled in a free asynchronous course that will coincide with their work during the summer.
This opportunity ranges to more than just students from the hospitality field, as there will also be job positions available in areas such as marketing, financing, accounting, customer service, information technology, and more.
The university is partnering with Atlantic City businesses such as Bally’s, Caesars, Harrah’s, Tropicana, FantaSea Resorts, Ocean Casino Resort, and Steel Pier according to the school’s official website.
The university’s website also includes further information for anyone interested in applying to the program, including the link to sign up for two online information sessions on both Monday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and Tuesday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
The sessions are to include Provost Kahanov and COO of the Atlantic City campus, Brian K. Jackson, to give more information on the program and take any questions the students may have.
Those who apply prior to May 1 will be prioritized among all of the applicants, so those who are interested should make sure to have their application turned in prior to that deadline.
Further additional details on the program can be found on the Stockton University website by looking up “Stockton Atlantic City Summer Experience” in the search bar at the top right corner.