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Summer Opportunities at Stony Brook

by Emily on April 24th, 2013

As the end of the school year comes to a close, many college students find themselves pressed to decide where they will spend their summer. Many leave campus to spend the summer at home with their families, but the past month has truly opened my eyes to all of the summer opportunities here at Stony Brook.

As an out of state student about to enter my senior year of college, the only place I want to spend my summer is in New York. Though I could take classes and pay to stay in the res halls, financially, it’s not the cheapest option, and academically, I’m more than ready for a break. Friends of mine at the Brook have found themselves in the same predicament, and in the past few weeks, we’ve found many opportunities to stay and work on campus throughout the summer.

The first that is probably most popular is being an Orientation Leader. Not only does this position allow students to network with other leaders on campus and welcome in the next group of seawolves, OLs also are compensated with either hourly pay or housing on campus. The second, more popular with my friends who are looking for a little bit more laid back experience apply to work with Summer Conference Housing. This opportunity also does compensate its employees and selects from a pool of applicants at the end of the semester.

Beyond these two, a lot of other students stay on campus or stay employed on campus if they live nearby at a variety of places like the SINC sites and Rec Center. Either way, during your time at Stony Brook, there are many opportunities to stay on the island for the summer and continue to build your relationship with this campus community, and it’s something I look forward to doing this summer as well!

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