Jack Wills University Outfitters held an online campaign this spring featuring a contest that asked, “Who wants the best summer job in America?” As it turns out, the answer is Hobart senior Harald Zurakowski ’12.
A native of Princeton, N.J., Zurakowski won $20,000 in tuition and a paid six-week internship as a Jack Wills “Seasonnaire” living and working on the island of Nantucket in the Jack Wills house. His duties began earlier this month; he attended the Santa Barbara polo match to benefit the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Jack Wills “Seasonnaires” are ambassadors for the brand who live the Jack Wills’ lifestyle. The internship includes not only traveling to their stores in resort locations around the U.S., (Martha’s Vineyard, Newport and Southampton), but also attending two of the largest Jack Wills events in the United Kingdom and Los Angeles.
“The number of applications for this first ‘Best Summer Job in America’ campaign exceeded our very high expectations-we are so thrilled with the results that we will repeat the contest again for next summer,” says Pete Williams, CEO and Founder of Jack Wills.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out. Everything has been moving so fast and I’m stoked to be a part of the Jack Wills team,” says Zurakowski.
Jack Wills was founded in 1999 by Peter Williams and Rob Shaw and currently owns and operates more than 40 stores in the U.K. and Ireland, with six stores in the United States.
On campus, Zurakowski is a member of Hobart rowing team and the Student Athlete Advisory Council. He is an environmental studies major with an economics minor.
In the photo above, Zurakowski’12 (right) is pictured with teammate Coty Burgess’12.