Kean University in Union is teaming up with the New York Jets to create academic and career opportunities for students, Kean President Lamont Repollet announced during his annual Opening Day address Aug. 31.
The new, three-year partnership features a multi-faceted educational program for students including a new Jets-centric course to be offered at the university. Students and alumni will have access to internships and jobs with the National Football League franchise.
“I am thrilled to announce that Kean University has signed on to become an Official Education Partner of the New York Jets,” Repollet said. “This connection offers wonderful opportunities for our students to study the business of professional sports, to conduct research, and to obtain internships and other professional opportunities that can lead to truly exciting futures.”
Repollet said the partnership gives Kean an immediate connection to the Jet project-based education, providing students advanced insight into the business of high-profile professional sports. Jets personnel will participate in the class.
In addition, the Jets will offer for-credit internships that Kean students can apply for, and the Jets’ human resources department will collaborate with Kean Career Services to connect students with opportunities and positions.
“The Kean University Foundation works diligently to create partnerships benefitting our students and the institution,” he said. “We are grateful to the New York Jets for opening the door to new learning and career opportunities for our students.”