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I am a college student, and I heard that Ocean City has a lot of summer job opportunities for college student. But I don't know who to ask or where to apply. Do you know where I could look for more information?
Submitted by AB D, Athens , West Virginia April 14, 2017
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Centreville, VA

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 15, 2017

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Yes, there are lots of job opportunities for students in OC, but housing is expensive, so while it is a great pace to work and have a fun summer at the beach, it is not necessarily a place to walk away with lots of cash. Ocean City has lots of seasonal staff in a wide range of businesses, so you can likely find something you are interested in doing, and now is a good time to start looking. Some sources of connections to both jobs and places to live are:

(1) By far your best  and most trustworthy source is the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce - The job fair is actually today, so you missed it, but they post lots of useful employment information. They also have a information on seasonal housing.

(2) Watch the classified sections of  Maryland Coast Dispatch and Ocean City Today. Both of these newspapers have jobs and seasonal hosing listings.

(3) Watch the Eastern Shore Craigslist jobs section - lots of people connect to OC jobs and housing through that site. However, watch out for scams! Last year several lifeguards got scammed on Craigslist into putting deposits on places that don't exist!

(4) As you search for jobs ask prospective employers if they offer housing - many of them do have rental housing available for their staff at a more reasonable rate.

Good luck in your search; hope you find a great job in OC!


Ocean City, MD

Insider since: 2011

Answered: April 14, 2017

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That is a great question!

There are definitely a lot of college students every summer from all over the world and job opportunities fill up fast. One of the best ways to find something is by being proactive and you already are on the right track by asking the Insiders. Search Facebook for some places that you would like to work and send them a message. You will be surprised by how many of them will answer your questions right away. Also, check out local classifieds HERE

Good luck!


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 18, 2017

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I always see jobs available in the two OC papers: 

https://mdcoastdispatch.com/classifieds/

http://www.oceancitytoday.net/classifieds/


Hanover, PA 17331

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 17, 2017

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Yes there is multiple areas or sites to look though for summer jobs and housing. Now is the best time to do so. I would recommend these sites below.

Craigslist Eastern Shore

Indeed Jobs

Job Fair which was this past weekend but there is contact info you could try to reach out to


Linthicum MD and OC MD

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 18, 2017

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I always see jobs available in the two OC papers: 

https://mdcoastdispatch.com/classifieds/

http://www.oceancitytoday.net/classifieds/


Hunt Valley and Ocean City

Insider since: 2010

Answered: April 17, 2017

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I heard there are about 28,000 jobs open each summer in OC.  Your best bet is to take a weekend trip in April and put in applications.  There are many, many help wanted signs up right now.


Pittsburgh, PA

Insider since: 2008

Answered: April 15, 2017

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A lot of businesses advertise job fairs/openings on their Facebook page, you can try searching there. I worked in OC before Facebook & Twitter existed and got a job by walking into several businesses on the boardwalk and asking if they were hiring. I had a couple interviews right on the spot and was hired at Tony's Pizza.That is probably your best option at landing a job. Take some resumes with you & list the start and end dates that you will be available to work. 

 Good luck, you will have a blast this Summer!