Stockton Atlantic City Summer Experience: Live-Work-Learn
A unique opportunity for Stockton students to
Live at Stockton's Atlantic City Campus on the Boardwalk for free in the summer.
Work for one of the premier resort businesses in Atlantic City, earn wages, and gain valuable job experience.
Learn by earning four free credits in a summer career readiness course.
Upcoming Information Sessions:Students interested in the program are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions discussing the program for Summer 2023. These online sessions will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at 6:00pm and Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 4:30pm.
Register for an info session here: Information Session Registration.
To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Enrolled at Stockton full-time as an undergraduate student (cannot be graduating Spring of 2023)
- Good academic standing (above a 2.0 GPA)
- Good standing with the Dean of Students Office
- No academic or Bursar-related holds on account
Eligible students must also obtain employment through one of our program partners to be considered for admittance.
For more information about holds, please visit Account Holds.
For any questions regarding your standing with the Office of Student Conduct, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program dates for Summer of 2023:
May 15, 2023-August 12, 2023
The application for the Summer of 2023 will open Mid-January of 2023 for one month. The application will be on this page when it launches.
- Students who do not apply during the application cycle are not eligible for the program.
- Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.
- Students who participated in the program last year must still submit an application
for participation in the Summer of 2023 term.
- Program participation in a previous summer term does not guarantee a student's eligibility to participate in the forthcoming summer term.
Live-Work-Learn in the News
- Stockton University students shape the future of Atlantic City - 6ABC
- Stockton University jobs program is benefiting students and Atlantic City businesses - The Press of Atlantic City
- Stockton University's pilot program aims to fill open seasonal jobs with student workers - 6ABC
- Stockton summer program helps students, AC businesses - NJBIZ
- Stockton University students team with Atlantic City casinos to help fill worker void - Bronx News 12
- Senator Polistina's visit
- University Partners with Businesses for Enriching Summer Work Experience - AASCU
Yes, students are required to live at the Atlantic City Housing Complex as a part of this program.
Students admitted to the program do not need to complete a separate summer housing application. The summer housing contract will act as the housing application which eligible student’s sign when applying to the Live-Work-Learn program.
Yes, students may request a roommate; however, these requests are not guaranteed. Please complete the Summer Housing Preference Form. This form will ask you to confirm your session dates for the summer, confirm your housing style preferences, and provide a section to request roommates. If requesting a roommate, please be sure to connect with them prior to completing the form to ensure they have applied for summer housing or have an active 12-Month Contract.
Students must move out by August 12, 2023 at noon or be subject to fines.
There are no meal plans offered during the summer term. However, students can take advantage of the Osprey Card program by adding “dining dollars” to your student ID. These funds can be unrestricted, so that you can make purchases at on campus and off campus businesses that participate in the program.
We encourage students to ask their employers any questions related to their job.
Students are responsible for gaining employment as a part of this program. Students are responsible for all steps of the hiring process that their prospective employer may require them to complete. The Live-Work-Learn program does not have a role in the hiring process with the employers. It is the responsibility of the student to gain and accept employment for the summer program. Employers will verify with Stockton which students have accepted summer jobs as a part of the Live-Work-Learn program.
Interviews will be offered at the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. Not all the employers will participate in these on-campus recruitment events. More information about this event is coming soon.
Some positions with certain employers may require licensing and/or union affiliation. This would be indicated in the position description. Some employers may cover the costs associated with the licensing, such as a casino or gaming license. It is recommended that students ask the employer if they will cover any licensing costs.
The last day students may secure and accept a position with an employer for this program is April 5, 2023. Students who do not secure employment by April 5, 2023, are not eligible for the program.
Stockton will provide information on the positions offered by employers for the program. Program employers will be invited to participate in on-campus employment fairs held at the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain employment.
Students must find their own transportation to go to work. No transportation is provided by Stockton University. Students will be encouraged to issue city public transportation or utilize the bike share program located in the AC residential complex.
Students taking vacations must get this approved by their employer at least three weeks ahead of time or whatever the employer’s policy states. If the vacation does not affect the student’s employment, their participation in the asynchronous course, or their ability to attend the mandatory program orientation, it would not affect their status in the program. Students are also encouraged to inform employers of any pre-planned vacation, PRIOR to accepting any position, to ensure here is no conflict with the employer’s expectations of your summer work schedule.
Unless the employer offers to cover your housing charges prior to your official start of work, students will be responsible for their housing charges at the standard summer rate ($30 / day) until the day they begin working for their employer.
The employer and position you accept as a part of the Live-Work-Learn program is the employer you must keep in order to remain in the program. If there are extenuating circumstances, which prohibit your ability to remain working in that position, we advise you to contact your employer’s HR department and see if you may request a transfer. Please keep in mind that this is not guaranteed and is subject to the employer’s policies and procedures.
Students who are no longer working for their summer employer are no longer eligible to participate in the Live-Work-Learn program. If the student chooses to remain in Stockton’s housing, the student will be responsible for all housing charges at the standard summer rate starting the day they are released from employment. The student will also no longer be enrolled in the course and ineligible to earn credits or badges.
- Students must submit an application of interest for the program. Then, students must email email@example.com with their current position title, employer name, Z#, and full name. Admittance is not guaranteed.
- Submit an application of interest for notice of your eligibility.
- If eligible, obtain a summer position with an employer for this program.
- Notify the Office of Global Engagement of your employment and complete a CPT/OPT authorization in order to be cleared to work as a part of this program. International students cannot start working until the CPT/OPT authorization is completed.
- The Office of Global Engagement will assist you in completing this CPT/OPT authorization.
Students must apply to the program by first completing the application of interest form. If eligible, students will be prompted to review and sign the Live-Work-Learn program agreement and Residential Life summer housing contract, which both articulate the terms of the program and housing contract. Eligible students will receive an email confirming Eligible students must secure employment with one of the Live-Work-Learn summer employers to be admitted to the program. This involves completing job application(s) and participating in an interview(s). Students who do not obtain employment are not eligible for the program.
Students with holds on their account are not eligible to participate in the program until the account hold is cleared.
Yes, students may return to participate in the program again if they are eligible, apply, and obtain acceptable employment.
No, this program is only available to currently enrolled students at Stockton University.
Students who are graduating Summer of 2023 are still eligible to participate in the program.
Students who graduate in the Spring of 2023 are no longer eligible for the program.
Students may participate if their GPA is above a 2.0 and remains above a 2.0 for the remainder of the program.
Students may submit an application of interest when the application cycle opens on February 6, 2023.
There are no costs to participate if you are accepted into this program. The housing and course charges are free to the student. Students will be responsible for their food transportation, and other personal expenses for the summer.