Harrison-based Major League Soccer club New York Red Bulls announced a multi-year partnership with Kean University in Union that will provide students with experiential learning and career opportunities.
According to the March 23 announcement, Kean University will gain access to internship, full-time job and sales opportunities for students and alumni through a streamlined application process with the MLS club.
The Red Bulls will establish an employee mentorship program with students that will include shadowing and networking events. Kean students can also participate in community service projects with the organization; and the Red Bulls will host some on-campus events at the university.
“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with the New York Red Bulls,” said Kean President Lamont O. Repollet in a prepared statement. “It’s another example of how Kean is working with major organizations and companies to support our work and our students. This initiative will provide students with valuable career connections and experiences that directly support their success.”
“The value of experiential and hands-on education is critical in today’s day and age,” said Joe Stetson, chief marketing and revenue officer for the New York Red Bulls. “Students will have the opportunity to learn, grow and enhance their skills while professionally developing alongside some of the best minds in the sports industry.”