Thursday, September 17, 2009

YBI and WCBA launch internship program

Have you ever wanted to work at the YBI?

Well, the award-winning Youngstown Business Incubator is partnering with YSU's Williamson College of Business Administration (WCBA) to launch the Entrepreneurial Internship Program (EIP) this fall.

The goal?

Expose students to entrepreneurship and increase their understanding of what is necessary to create and grow a new venture, explore new markets, and develop a customer base.

Interns will be placed with YBI and its Portfolio Companies, and will work for one semester for a total of 225 hours. Their salaries will be paid by YBI and WCBA’s Monus Entrepreneurship Center.

4 positions were awarded for fall 2009:

- Rose Shaffer, a senior marketing management major, will work with BizVeo which offers an internet-based, video training and competency testing solution.

- Jessica Sferra, a senior business administration major, will assist SenSource, a technology company that provides traffic and vehicle counting solutions and environmental sensors, with its marketing initiatives.

- Arianne Morris, a senior business administration major, is interning with Syncro Medical Innovations which has developed a unique magnetically guided feeding tube.

- Courtney Vitullo, a senior management information systems major, will work directly with YBI to promote new entrepreneurial programs with YSU and social media applications.

can you be next?

One simple step in connecting the the existing networks for updates:

LinkedIn GY2.0
- facebook - myspace

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another good opportunity to connect is at the YBI's monthly Innovation Series seminars.

next one is September 24th - 3pm - Thursday (week from today)

Summer Garden Food Manufacturing will host a presentation on environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and technology.

Besides a leading integrated production space, its new $12 million facility includes a research and development area, an innovative safety and quality lab, a culinary art center, and a process engineering development facility.

note: the program will be held at Summer Garden Food Manufacturing located on 500 McClurg Road, Boardman, OH 44512 - not downtown.

The program is free to attend, but reservations are greatly appreciated. Reply to Julie Michael Smith, Chief Development Officer, Youngstown Business Incubator at jmsmith (at) or 330-259-7644.

1 comment:

wsbalum said...

It's about time they took advantage of the business incubator being in town. I inquired about internship opportunities there while I was taking electives to earn the entrepreneurship certificate (2002-2006) and they had yet to establish any sort of partnership.