Eye on Education

College Interns Help Ohio Small Businesses Compete on a Global Scale

A state-subsidized internship program places college students with companies that want to do more business overseas. Interns in the Ohio Export Internship Program work at small and medium-sized businesses. The state pays half the cost of their wages; the companies they work at pay the rest.

So this summer, as part of the Ohio Export Internship Program [Airwaves Inc.] hired OSU finance student Bea Gutierrez. The state picked up half her salary. Her sole job is to identify potential export markets for AirWaves.

“No one here is really focused on just exports because everyone has a lot of different things to do in different departments. So, I think hiring someone that would focus solely on exports was a good idea. It’s very targeted growth,” says Gutierrez.

Read more at: wosu.org

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