Summer Entrepreneurship and Business Academy (SEBA)

SEBA

Experience

  • Get a taste of college life
  • Work with professors and business leaders
  • No Cost to attend

Due to the astounding response from interested students, the application process for SEBA 2022 has closed.

We invite you to apply to next year's program, which we will be opening to rising high school seniors as well.

Be sure to check back for more information!


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

  • There is no cost to attend for qualified and accepted students


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

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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. 

Program Details

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm Check-in at Atlantic City Residence Hall - Staircase Lounge
2:00pm - 3:00pm  Farewell to parents, Free Time to set-up dorm rooms
3:00pm - 4:00pm Getting to Know You Icebreaker/Team Building Activity - Housing Classroom B115
4:00pm - 5:00pm Orientation/Overview, Faculty Mentors & School of Business Program - Housing Classroom B115
5:00pm - 6:00pm Business Plan Competition Introduction, Team Assignments, & Idea Generation - Housing Classroom B115
6:00pm - 8:00pm Welcome BBQ - Housing Beach Quad
8:00pm - 10:00pm Activities
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310 
9:00am - 9:30am Welcome from Dean Kleinsmith - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:30am - 10:30am "Career Chat: Professionalism Basics" - Dayna DeFiore - Academic Building - Classroom 310
10:30am - 11:30am

"Presenting Like a Pro" - Emily Rutter - Academic Building - Classroom 310

11:30am - 12:30pm

"Understanding the Ins and Outs of College Life" (Financial Aid, Housing, Meal Plans, Tuition, etc.) - Ryan Terrell - Academic Building - Classroom 310

12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 313
1:30pm - 2:30pm "Money Talks" - Bill Quain - Academic Building - Classroom 310
2:30pm - 4:30pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 313
4:30pm - 5:00pm Free Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner - Housing Classroom B115
6:00pm - 10:00pm Activities/Work on Business Plans with Groups
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am

"Importance of Internships" - Donna Hauer & Tara Marsh - Academic Building - Classroom 310

10:00am - 11:00am Guest Speaker - Kyle Nolan from South Jersey Industries - Academic Building - Classroom 310
11:00am - 12:00pm "Personal Finance" - Vasundhara Chakraborty - Academic Building - Classroom 317
12:00pm - 12:30pm Free Time 
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch  - Academic Building - Clasroom 313
1:30pm - 2:30pm "Rock, Paper, Scissors" - Jenny Wagner - Academic Building - Classroom 317
2:30pm - 4:30pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 313
4:30pm - 5:00pm Free Time
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner - Housing Classroom B115
6:00pm - 10:00pm Activities/Work on Business Plans with Groups
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 10:00am "Strategy Using Emotional Intelligence (EQ)" - Noel Naylor - Academic Building - Classroom 310
10:00am - 11:00am "Customer Service" - Diane Holtzman & Carol Waties - Aademic Building - Classroom 310
11:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speaker - Sage Del Valle from F&S Digital - Academic Building - Classroom 310
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 313
1:00pm - 2:00pm Guest Speaker - Anthony Gaud from G3 Esports - Academic Building - Classroom 310
2:00pm - 3:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 313
3:00pm - 4:00pm Travel to Galloway Campus for Esports Presentation/Gaming Time
4:00pm - 4:30pm Galloway Campus Tour with Residential Coordinators
4:30pm - 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 - 9:00pm Travel back to Atlantic City Campus
9:00pm - 10:00pm Free Time
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 9:30am Depart from Academic Building to walk to Tropicana on the Boardwalk
9:30am - 11:30am Tropicana Tour
11:30am - 12:30pm Lunch at Tropicana
12:30pm - 1:00pm Depart from Tropicana to walk back to Academic Building
1:00pm - 1:30pm Free Time
1:30pm - 2:30pm "Business Ethics in the New Millenium" - Keith Diener - Academic Building - Classroom 310
2:30pm - 4:30pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 313
4:30pm - 5:30pm Free Time
5:30pm - 6:30pm  Dinner - Housing Classroom B115
6:30pm - 10:00pm Activities/Work on Business Plans with Groups
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Academic Building - Classroom 310
9:00am - 11:00am Guest Speaker - Nathan Evans Jr. from Building Muscle LLC - Academic Building - Classroom 310
11:00am - 12:00pm Guest Speaker - Cheldin Barlatt-Rumer from This Is It Network - Academic Building - Classroom 310
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch - Academic Building - Classroom 313
1:00pm - 2:00pm Guest Speaker - Liz Nolley-Tillman from Purpose Filled Coaching LLC - Academic Building - Classrooms 310
2:00pm - 5:00pm Work on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Academic Building - Classrooms 310 & 313
5:00pm - 6:00pm Dinner - Housing Classroom B115
6:00pm - 10:00pm Work on Finalizing Business Plans with Groups
10:00pm Lights Out
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast - Housing Classroom B115
9:00am - 10:00am Final Prep on Business Plans with Faculty Mentors - Housing Classroom B115
10:00am - 12:00pm Business Plan Competition - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
12:00pm - 12:30pm Free Time while Judges Convene, Parents arrive for Lunch
12:30pm - 1:30pm Awards Ceremony & Farewell Lunch, Parents welcome to attend - Academic Building - Fannie Lou Hamer Event Room
1:30pm - 2:00pm Closing Remarks - Dean Kleinsmith, Tara Marsh, etc. - 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

Assistant Dean Esther Lawrence began in the School of Business at Stockton University in October 2007. Prior to her arrival at Stockton University, she has had various roles in higher education. Ms. Lawrence 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. Ms. Lawrence is currently a doctoral student in the Ed. D. in Organizational Leadership program 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. Ms. Lawrence is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in higher education administration. She has a proven record of accomplishment in successful collaborations among various levels of administration as well as internal and external stakeholders. Ms. Lawrence has had success in managing the logistics for events, communications and programs as well as stakeholder engagement within the surrounding South Jersey community. She is committed to student success, staff and faculty empowerment, organizational success, and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.


Tara MarshSEBA Program Coordinator
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.


For more information

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