College of Business Students Accepted for Prestigious Export Internship Program


Written by Sydney Flora, Dean’s Communications Intern

Three students from Bowling Green State University's Schmidhorst College of Business were recently accepted into the 2022 Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP).

Congratulations to the students who will represent BGSU:

  • Katelyn Katinas, a senior majoring in international business and marketing and minoring in Chinese and business pre-law
  • Jalin Golden, a junior majoring in International Business and Marketing
  • Kerrigan Dick, a sophomore majoring in international business and accounting and minoring in Spanish and French

This prestigious program is a partnership between The Ohio State University and the state of Ohio Department of Development which seeks to "train a global workforce, grow export sales, and create jobs within small to medium-sized Ohio companies," according to the OEIP website.

Selected students will take a three-credit-hour class at Ohio State University and work a 12-week, paid internship at an Ohio-based company looking to export for the first time or improve its current export initiatives.

“We are very proud of these students for getting into this program,” said Man Zhang, professor of international business in the Management Department. “It is very competitive and will provide valuable exposure to real-world export issues and how businesses go about addressing these issues.”

The required course at OSU prepares students to analyze a company’s export readiness and contribute to the development of the company’s export strategy. The course will also prepare students for the Certified Global Business Professional exam, a certification that demonstrates a person's ability to transact business at the necessary professional level in a competitive, cross-border environment.

Sophomore Kerrigan Dick said she is ready for the challenge, “If you are really passionate about something, your dedication will shine through you and your work, so I am ready to make the most of this program.”

OEIP pays 50 percent of the interns' wages and offers a mutually beneficial relationship to students and companies by providing real-world experiences where both can learn and grow.

Students will be matched with an Ohio company according to their skill sets, strengths, and industry preferences. During the paid internship, students will have access to resources provided by state and federal governments and past guest speakers from the course.

Jalin Golden, a junior majoring in International Business and Marketing, is very excited about how the internship will impact his future. "From this internship, I want to gain new skills and experiences to use throughout my career and new mentors to better help me develop my career."

Updated: 11/08/2021 03:39PM