Economics & Business
This community focuses on analyzing, reporting and managing changing trends in business, trade, resources, interest rates and international policy. Career opportunities include Finance, Sales, Human Resources, Marketing, International Business, Accounting, Insurance, and Banking.
Lunch & Learn Program
The Lunch & Learn Program is an opportunity for students to meet with employers informally and learn internship and job opportunities.
On-Campus and Virtual Interviews
Each year employers come onto campus to hold interviews with students who seeking jobs and internships. We encourage you to take full advantage of these opportunities. Even if you are not actually hired through an on-campus interview, the experience in itself can be valuable in preparing you for interviews you may later obtain off campus.
The Ohio Wesleyan Investment Club manages a $170,000+ stock portfolio. This portfolio is chosen democratically by students in the organization. We welcome students of all majors and meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m. in Corns Room 303. For the time being, we are meeting virtually via Zoom.
First Generation Investors
First Generation Investors is a chapter of the larger national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, First Generation Investors. Our purpose is for Ohio Wesleyan students to provide tutoring on financial concepts such as saving and investing to underserved high schoolers. In doing so, Ohio Wesleyan students who join the club will become tutors, bettering their communication skills and understanding of finance while giving back to the greater community.
Ohio Wesleyan Marketing Group (OMG)
Ohio Wesleyan Marketing Group (OMG) is an OWU student run marketing group of passionate individuals. OMG has devised marketing plans for many commercial and non-profit companies, providing students a chance to work on real world projects that will help them be better prepared for the professional market after graduation.
The Accounting Fellows Program
The Accounting Fellows Program will allow a select group of students to combine classroom knowledge with real-world accounting research and application. Students will benefit from this program by participating in academic activities outside of the traditional classroom space, professional development activities, and domestic travel learning experiences funded by the Woltemade Center.
The Latham Entrepreneurial Scholars Program (ESP)
This program will allow a select group of students from across campus disciplines to explore entrepreneurship at their own pace accommodating each student's knowledge and experience in the field of entrepreneurship. Students will benefit from this program by participating in academic activities outside of the traditional classroom, self-study development, professional development activities, and a travel learning experience funded by the endowed program.
Economics & Business
Please see our extensive list of Alumni Partners who are eager to help students and fellow Alumni with their career and professional goals. The individuals on this page are happy to be contacted for 1:1 conversations, presentation invitations, and other engagements. Please click on their profiles to learn more and to see their contact details. We encourage students, faculty, Alumni, and staff to engage with these Alumni and form valuable OWU Connections.
- Ohio Society of CPAs – The Ohio Society of CPAs represents 85,000 CPAs and accounting professionals who are the strategic financial advisors to Ohio's leading businesses. They work with public, private and not-for-profit organizations of every size and sector, leading healthy exchanges between business leaders and policy makers to drive initiatives such as a fair and predictable tax environment in Ohio.
- National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – Since 1969, this group has strived to on promote and develop minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance.
- Certified Financial Advisor-University Affiliation Program/OWU Affiliation (CFA) – An Affiliated University signals to their students and to employers that their curriculum is closely tied to the practice of investment management and is helpful to students preparing for the CFA® Program exams.
- American Marketing Association (AMA) – The AMA is the largest marketing association in North America and is a resource that thousands of marketers utilize daily.
- The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) – A private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership association of Americans and Japanese who desire to bring the Japanese American communities together, promote goodwill through the sharing of knowledge about Japan, and provide a forum for informed discussion regarding the Japan-U.S. relationship. The Japan-America Society of Central Ohio is one of 38 Japan-America Societies located through the United States and is a member of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Student Memberships available!
- Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – SHRM is the world’s largest HR membership association and is dedicated to serving the needs of HR managers.
- DECA – This international, non-profit organization has been developing the business skills of college and high school students since 1946. DECA members have the opportunity to network with local business leaders and develop business skills through mock presentations and competitions.
Blaine E. Grimes Grant Program – Sponsored by the Woltemade Center, the Blaine E. Grimes Grant Program is available to Ohio Wesleyan students who are Economics, Management Economics, Business Administration, Finance Economics, Accounting, or International Business majors (must be a declared major or minor). The purpose of the program is to encourage and support internships and activities, especially those related to international or public service programs.
OWU Theory-to-Practice Grants – Description goes here.