Center for Career Management

As a business student, you'll have the opportunity to work with the WCBA Center for Career Management throughout your college career. The Center for Career Management provides the following:

  • Career Exploration
  • Resume and Cover Letter Assistance
  • Job and Internship Search Strategies
  • Mock Interviews
  • LinkedIn Assistance
  • Professional Dress Guidance

Internship Program

As a business student, you'll have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in your area of study while earning academic credit through an internship or cooperative educational experience. Internships involve students working for a reputable employer (locally, regionally or nationally) while earning upper division business credit.  The internship supplements your classroom learning with real-world business experience. Students may find already approved internships through Handshake or find their own internships. If you find your own internship, it needs to be approved through the Center for Career Management prior to taking it for credit.

Eligibility to take an internship for academic credit varies based on the major:

Accounting/Finance: declared business major, 2.75 GPA, completion of 1-2 upper division course within the major

Management: declared business major, 2.5 GPA, completion of MGT 3725 and one upper division course within your major

Marketing/Sales/Advertising & PR: declared business major, 2.5 GPA, completion of MKTG 3703

Internships are typically 15 weeks or a minimum of 225 hours in fall and spring semesters and 12 weeks or a minimum of 225 hours in the summer.

 

Ohio Export Internship Program

 

Offered by the Williamson Center for International Business in partnership with the Ohio Development Services Agency, the program combines a spring semester export-focused course with a paid summer internship centered on expanding a company’s international market. Our undergraduate students gain global business experience right here in Ohio while also benefiting from invaluable networking, educational and hands-on experiences. Student commitment is 40 hours per week for 12 weeks during summer along with a specialized export class during spring semester. You need a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply.

Apply for the Program

Other Professional Development Opportunities

Student chapters of national professional organizations provide an excellent means to develop leadership skills, network with professionals and increase your exposure to the business world. The WCBA is actively involved in public service with programs and events such as the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Dare to Care Day, national competitions and fundraising activities.

Through the Williamson Symposium Series and the Executive in Residence Program, you'll interact with business leaders and exchange ideas with professionals for an added dimension to your education. And through our online program Handshake (located within your portal), you can find student internship opportunities.

Rigorous academic preparation, career-related work experience, and involvement in activities beyond the classroom create a valuable combination that positions business majors for success in the business world.

Employer Information

Employers interested in posting internships or full-time positions, please contact Christina Costello, Director, WCBA Center for Career Management at 330.941.1884 or clcostello01@ysu.edu.

Requirements for the WCBA Internship Program:

  • Most internships are for one semester
  • Students will be in their junior or senior year, enrolled in the MBA or MAcc programs
  • Students receive 3 credit hours of upper division business credit
  • Internships must be paid positions
  • Internship must include professional level responsibilities related to the students field of study
  • Students work a minimum of 225 hours throughout the semester
  • Interns must be supervised by a professional in their field

Employer Benefits

  • Reduced recruiting times and expenses
  • Attain higher visibility in the University community
  • Groom potential employees for your company
  • Mentor future business professionals

 Meet the Employers Day

We offer the WCBA "Meet the Employers Day" every fall and spring semester. This event is an excellent opportunity for WCBA students to meet and interact with employers. Employers are able to collect resumes from students to identify talent for current and future positions.

on-campus interviews

Employers interested in interviewing WCBA students for open internship or full-time positions in Williamson Hall are welcome to select their own on-campus interview day. Williamson Hall is equipped with rooms designed to host interviews. Fridays tend to work best for our students due to class schedules. Advanced planning is appreciated, please contact us as soon as you select a date. Prior to interviewing for any internships, your internship description must be approved.