Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA)

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Experience

  • Get a taste of college life
  • Work with professors and business leaders
  • Expand your knowledge of entrepreneurship

*Due to the outstanding response from interested students, the 2024 application process has been closed.


COVID-19 Vaccination is strongly encouraged.

 

 


The Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA) at Stockton University School of Business is designed to provide a unique platform for area high school students to appreciate and learn about the basics of entrepreneurship and business.

  • A unique and exceptional learning opportunity 

  • Topics include: accounting, business analytics, computer information systems, computer science, finance, management, marketing and hospitality

  • Business plan competition judged by faculty, advisory board members and community leaders

  • Includes one week of programming, housing, meals and field trips
  • For rising high school juniors and seniors


SEBA is not your typical camp; it's a thrilling journey into entrepreneurship, where every moment sparks growth, learning, and unforgettable connections. We delved into the secrets of turning ideas into successful businesses, guided by industry professionals and experienced mentors. The week was a total blast, offering the most delicious catered food and once-in-a-lifetime field trips around Atlantic City. Forging lifelong friendships with kids across the country while living the college life dream in dorms right on the Jersey Shore was the highlight of my SEBA experience. I’ve never worked so hard and had so much fun at the same time in my life!
Dylan Gutowski
Dylan Gutowski
Saint Joseph Regional High School
Montvale, NJ
I went to SEBA to learn more about Stockton. As a gamer I loved the esports day! I also really liked the day at the Tropicana, especially seeing the fanciest suite! This program was a great insight into not only Stockton but the business and hospitality world. The dorms were right on the beach and all the food was insane! I would highly recommend this program to all juniors or seniors interested in learning more about business or hospitality as it expanded my knowledge in both.
Collin Wheeler
Collin Wheeler
Passaic County Technical Institute
SEBA was amazing - the best dorm, the best food and the best organizers I’ve experienced of all the camps I’ve previously attended. Being a life-long STEM and music student, it was the first time I had been exposed to entrepreneurship and business management, and I loved it! I learned a lot from the Stockton faculty and speakers from different industries. Some of what we learned was applied immediately to the business plan we were developing, under the supervision of a mentor, which, to me, was like a college level Business 101 course in a week. I met some highly capable students, and working with them as a team was stimulating, inspiring, and definitely enjoyable. Thanks to Stockton SEBA, within a week, I was no longer a one-dimensional STEM student.
Nathanael Gaw
Nathanael Gaw
Atlantic County Institute of Technology
Last year during SEBA’s inaugural class I was lucky enough to be accepted. During the program I was able to create my own business, strategize marketing, and work one on one with industry leaders. Through the course of this program, I learned the importance of teamwork, preparedness, and time management. I was able to apply all of these skills when it came to making our business proposals, and in school.
Giavanna Criscione
Giavanna Criscione
Golden Triangle Early College High School

SEBA Presenting Sponsor

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About SEBA

SEBA is a summer camp focused on the current state of business and entrepreneurship that culminates in a business plan competition among student teams. SEBA is designed to help prepare students for the future by providing a unique and exciting learning experience.

Topics covered during the camp will include:SEBA logo

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Computer/Business Analytics
  • Marketing
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Students will be assigned into business teams which will become partnerships in creating proposed new business ventures. They will develop business plans with their new partners and present those plans in a business plan competition. The competition will be judged by Advisory Board members, faculty, and executives from the business community. The winning team will receive $500.

Students will also learn about entrepreneurship, business ethics, free enterprise, teamwork, and personal skills. 

I've submitted my application...now what?

Upon submitting your application, you will be contacted by SEBA staff notifying you that we have received your application and informing you of the next steps:

  • Staff will provide a link for applicants to share with references to submit their letters.
  • Staff will review your application.
  • Staff will set up a brief Zoom Interview with the applicant. (Don't be scared! Easy questions to get to know you better and understand why you applied.)
  • Staff will provide applicant with a final decision on acceptance via email by June 14th, 2024, if not sooner.

Program Details

12:00pm - 2:00pm Check-in at Atlantic City Residence Hall - Staircase Lounge
2:00pm - 2:30pm  Farewell to parents, Free Time to set-up dorm rooms
2:30pm - 3:00pm Orientation/Overview/ Welcome from Dylan Gutowski (Previous Attendee)- Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
3:00pm - 4:00pm Welcome Activities - Christy Goodnight - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
4:00pm - 6:00pm Business Plan Competition Introduction, Team Assignments, & Idea Generation - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome BBQ - Housing Student Lounge
8:00pm - 10:00pm Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310 
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome from Dean Kleinsmith, Staff - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:30am - 11:30am Keynote Speaker - Nate Evans, Jr. - Academic Building - Classroom 310
11:30am - 12:30pm

"Discovering the Sunnyside of Professionalism" - Dayna DeFiore - Academic Building - Classroom 310

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 311
1:30pm - 2:30pm "Intellectual Property Law" - Kerrin Wolf - Academic Building - Classroom 310
2:30pm - 4:00pm Premier Sponsor Guest Speaker - Steven Silverstein from Spencers/Spirit - Academic Building - Classroom 310
4:00pm - 6:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner - Academic Building - Classroom 311
7:00pm - 10:00pm Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am

"CashFlow College" - Bill Quain - Academic Building - Classroom 310

10:00am - 11:00am "The Future of Work Flow" - Jeska Brodbeck from Be Light Consulting - Academic Building - Classroom 310
11:00am - 12:00pm "Social Media Mastery: Strategies for Success" - Susan Adelizzi-Schmidt - Academic Building - Classroom 310
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 311
1:00pm - 2:00pm Guest Speaker - Whitney Ullman - Founder & Creator, The City Pulse - Academic Building - Classroom 310
2:00pm - 3:00pm "Healthcare Entrepreneurship" - Christian Ehiobuche - Academic Building - Classroom 310
3:00pm - 4:00pm "Technology Entrepreneurship" - Aakash Taneja - Academic Building - Classrooms 310
4:00pm - 6:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner - Academic Building - Classroom 311
7:00pm - 10:00pm Paint Night!
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am Guest Speaker - Anthony Gaud, CEO & Co-Founder; G3 Esports - Academic Building - Classroom 310
10:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speakers - Sage Del Valle & Francisco Vizcaino from differnt and Corey White from Lumatrace - Academic Building - Classroom 310
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 311
1:00pm - 3:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
3:00pm - 3:30pm Travel to Galloway Campus for Esports Presentation/Gaming Time
3:30pm - 4:30pm Presentation - Demetrios Roubus
4:30pm - 5:00pm Galloway Campus Tour
5:00pm - 6:00pm Esports Presentation/Dinner - Lakeside Lodge Towne Hall
6:00pm - 8:00pm Gaming Time - Room 100 Esports Gold Lab & Room 101 Esports Blue Lab
8:00pm - 8:30pm Travel back to Atlantic City Campus
8:30pm - 10:00pm Free Time / Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am Guest Speaker - "So You Want to be a Marketer" - Brian Cahill - Academic Building - Classroom 310
10:00am - 11:00am Dylan Gutowski - Previous SEBA Attendee - Academic Building - Classroom 310
11:00am - 12:00pm Mark Rizzo, Small Business Development Center - Academic Building - Classroom 310
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 310
1:00pm - 1:30pm Free Time - Academic Building - Classroom 310
1:30pm - 3:00pm Guest Speaker - "Presenting Your Plan with Poise" - Leslie Jespersen - Academic Building - Classroom 310
3:00pm - 4:00pm "Business Ethics in the New Millennium" - Keith Diener - Academic Building - Classroom 310
4:00pm - 6:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner - Academic Building - Classroom 311
7:00pm - 10:00pm  Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am Travel to Cape May
10:00am - 3:00pm Cape May Tour and Lunch
3:00pm - 4:00pm Travel back to Atlantic City Campus
4:00pm - 6:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
6:00pm - 7:00pm Dinner - Academic Building - Classroom 310
7:00pm - 10:00pm Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:30am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am Final Prep on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 311
10:00am - 12:30pm Business Plan Competition - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
12:30pm - 1:30pm Judges Convene, Parents arrive for Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Awards Ceremony & Farewell Lunch & Closing Remarks - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
2:00pm - 4:00pm Check-out at Atlantic City Residence Hall

 

Esther LawrenceAssistant Dean, School of Business
Esther Lawrence, Ed.D.

Dr. Esther Lawrence began in the School of Business at Stockton University in October 2007. Prior to her arrival at Stockton University, she held various roles in higher education. She was an Executive Assistant to the Dean at the New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She served as a Program Coordinator in the School of Nursing and Health Studies at Georgetown University and earlier as an Administrative Manager in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Lawrence recently completed her doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership at Stockton University. She completed her Master of Arts in Media Studies at the New School in New York City and a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing Arts at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY. She is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in higher education administration. She has a proven record of accomplishments in successful collaborations among various levels of administration as well as internal and external stakeholders. She has had success in managing the logistics for events, communications and programs as well as stakeholder engagement within the surrounding South Jersey community. Dr. Lawrence is committed to student success, staff and faculty empowerment, organizational success, diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.


Tara MarshSEBA Program Director
Tara Marsh

Tara Marsh is the Program Coordinator for SEBA, Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy. She also coordinates the required internships for the Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies Program here at Stockton University where she has developed various industry partnerships for internships for the students. Tara holds an Associates in Culinary Arts from Atlantic Cape Community College and both her M.B.A. and B.S. in Business Management from Stockton University.  She has over 9 years of event planning experience with the Hospitality industry working for both the Sheraton Atlantic City and Columbia University in New York. Tara has a strong passion for student success and loves working with students to pursue their career goals.


SEBA Program Coordinator
Daniela McCarthyDaniela McCarthy Headshot

Daniela McCarthy is the direct support staff for SEBA, Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy. She began her career in higher education in 2008 and has remained an intrical part of the School of Business ever since. She helps to maintain our website and all social media accounts for the School of Business, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Additionally, she assists students with registration issues. She is also the direct support staff for the Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management Studies Program as well as our Masters in Business Administration. Daniela enjoys marketing our programs and helping students reach graduation. 


For more information

Contact Tara Marsh at tara.marsh@stockton.edu or 609-626-3646.