Kean, Jets team up for educational partnership

Kean University announced Tuesday that it has forged an educational partnership with the New York Jets.

The partnership will provide Kean students and alumni access to internships and jobs with the team, and it will include a multifaceted educational program featuring a new Jets-centric course, the university said in a news release.

“I am thrilled to announce that Kean University has signed on to become an official education partner of the New York Jets,” Kean President Lamont 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.”

Team personnel will participate in the Jets-themed class, giving students advanced insight into the business of professional sports, the university said. The class will be offered annually at Kean beginning in spring 2022.

“The New York Jets organization is excited to partner with Kean University and further our support and involvement within the education system,” New York Jets President Hymie Elhai said. “Both Kean and the Jets are dedicated to providing students with unique opportunities and resources to further the development of future sports industry executives.”