YSU Business Students Complete Ohio Export Internship Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Ohio Export Internship Program at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration recently provided seven YSU business students with full-time paid exporting internships in the region.

This is the fifth year the WCBA has partnered with the Ohio Development Services Agency and participated in the program.

Students in the program completed coursework in exporting in this past spring and a full-time paid internship in the summer. ODSA reimburses the companies for half of the student wages. Internship projects included export compliance, market research, market expansion, and export feasibility studies.

In the four years that WCBA has offered the program, 47 students have completed the program, 12 have received full-time job offers, and 12 have passed the Certified Global Business Professional exam.

This year’s participants were Sarah Burger of Stow, Roshan Chokshi of Gujarat, India, Ha Hoang of Vietnam, Gavin Nicol of Liberty Township, Ryan Sheffield of Austintown, Maria Vince of Warren and Logan Dusseau of Akron.

Sarah Burger is a senior at YSU pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in International Business, with a minor in Marketing. She interned with Renewable Lubricants in Hartville. She created an export compliance manual and completed market research for Canada and Europe.

Roshan Chokshi is a junior at YSU working toward a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance. Chokshi worked as an intern with RenovoDerm in Hillard, where he conducted market research on European VCs and imaging devices.

Ha Hoang is a junior at YSU majoring in financial management with a minor in international business. Ha performed international market analysis for PeopleKeys in Youngstown.

Gavin Nicol graduated in August with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and sales management at YSU and a minor in management information Systems. He interned at Muscle Feast in Nashport, where he worked on product classification and created an international export plan.

Ryan Sheffield is a YSU junior majoring in supply chain management with a minor in International Business. He created an export compliance manual and worked on a value stream map flow chart for Haltec Corp. in Salem.

Maria Vince is a senior marketing management major, minoring in management and international business at YSU. She worked with ACE Products & Consulting in Ravenna, where she conducted industry market research and created an international export plan.

Logan Dusseau is a junior at the University of Akron pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with majors in international business, sales management and marketing management. He worked as intern completing a sales forecast improvement project with Kent Displays in Kent.

For more information on the Ohio Export Internship Program, contact Mousa Kassis, export assistance network director with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU, at 330 941 2415 or mhkassis@ysu.edu.

Pictured: Back row from the left, Gavin Nicol, Ryan Sheffield, Roshan Chokshi, and front row from the left, Ha Hoang, Maria Vince, Sarah Burger, and Logan Dusseau, participated in the 2019 Ohio Export Internship Program.  

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