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Ohio Wesleyan Students Study Business, Economy in New York City

July 14, 2009

Ohio Wesleyan’s inaugural group of Economics Management Fellows completed their year with a trip to study business and finance in New York City.
DELAWARE, OH – Thirteen Ohio Wesleyan University students took a bite out of the Big Apple when they spent four days in New York City this summer to cap off their yearlong experience in the university’s new Economics Management Fellows Program.

The competitive program, introduced in fall 2008, provides an in-depth, hands-on experience for first-year Ohio Wesleyan students interested in economics, management, accounting, or international business. Applicants selected for the fellows program receive a $500 book allowance, access to a special seminar class taught collaboratively by OWU economics faculty members, and access to networking events with returning alumni and guest speakers.

While in New York, the Ohio Wesleyan Economics Management Fellows toured the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and had private seminar sessions with university graduates and others from organizations including Advisen Ltd., AllianceBernstein L.P., CapGen Financial Group, Castle Harlan Inc., Goldman Sachs, and Goodman Media International Inc.

The Economics Management Fellows Program is sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, which helps students to integrate the theory and practice of business.

“This is just one of the tremendous programs that the Woltemade Center and the Department of Economics make available to our majors,” said John Boos, professor of management and director of the Woltemade Center. “There’s a world of opportunity for them here.”

Students participating in the inaugural fellows program and the New York City financial tour were: Tibila Jean Belemsaga of Burkina Faso, West Africa; Victoria Chimblo of Greenwich, Conn.; Katie Jenks of Medina, Ohio; Douglas Blair Kisker of Union, Ky.; Hung Viet Nguyen of Hanoi, Vietnam; Nick Peranzi of Rehoboth, Mass.; Leah Puening of Independence, Ohio; Adam Pinkerton of Hilliard, Ohio; Kate Raulin of Silver Spring, Md.; Rachel Rutkie of Mentor, Ohio; Jennifer Schmitt of Spring, Texas; Rebekah Smith of Eagle River, Alaska; Shane Wepprich of Chillicothe, Ohio.

Click here for more information about Ohio Wesleyan’s Economics Management Fellows Program.

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