WCBA Events

UPCOMING WCBA Events / Spring 2023:

Volunteer Income Tax Program—every Saturday thru April 8 except for March 11
The YSU Lariccia School of Accounting and Finance serves as a site for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. YSU is part of the Mahoning Valley Economic Opportunity Partners. For over 30 years, trained business students and community volunteers have provided income tax preparation and electronic filing at no charge to members of our community. All taxpayers must have an appointment to have their taxes prepared. No walk-ins will be accepted. To make an appointment, please call 330-941-2507.

Thursday, March 9 – JA Titan Challenge
The Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University and Junior Achievement of Eastern Ohio host the thirteenth annual JA Titan Business Challenge from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in Williamson Hall at Youngstown State University. High school students from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties will increase their understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace.

Teams of students will use an interactive online business simulation called JA Titan that offers a unique way for local high school junior and senior students to learn what it takes to compete in the marketplace and to run a successful business. Each team acts as the senior management of their company and is responsible for developing business strategies and making decisions quarter by quarter. For additional information, please contact Christine Shelton at 330.941.3068 or cgshelton@ysu.edu.

Friday, March 31 – Spring Accounting Career Day
Accounting Career Day sponsored by the Williamson College of Business Administration at YSU and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants provides high school students with the opportunity to learn more about a career in accounting. There is no cost to register.

By 2024 there will be an estimated 140,000 new accounting jobs in the U.S. With starting salaries on par with other STEM fields, an accounting degree can pay big dividends on a college investment. Join us at the Accounting Career Day where high school students will learn what it takes to major in accounting and meet CPAs who are building cool and lucrative careers. Register at https://bit.ly/3EXuGfR.

For additional information, please contact Hannah Thomas, manager, Student Initiatives with The Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants at 614-764-2727 or ohiocoa.com.

Friday, April 21 – Dare to Care
Students from Youngstown State University will volunteer to work with area nonprofit organizations during the Dare to Care Project organized by the Williamson College of Business Administration at YSU.

The Dare to Care event will begin with a breakfast in the atrium of the Williamson College of Business Administration at 8:00 a.m. Students will be released at 9:00 a.m. to work at various nonprofit organizations in the Youngstown area. Students will receive a tour, participate in an information session, and complete a volunteer activity. In the past, YSU students have organized work areas, painted, and cleaned up around a building. Students have painted murals, assisted with organizational programs, and helped organize/fill disaster trailers. For more information, please contact Laura Dewberry, senior lecturer and advisor to the Student Nonprofit Leadership Organization, at ljdewberry@ysu.edu.

Wednesday, April 26 – Penguin Shark Tank Competition
Pitch Competition and Micro Grants for YSU students
For more information contact Cynthia Manofsky, project administrator with the Mahoning Valley Innovation & Commercialization Center at ccmanofsky@ysu.edu.

Professional Learning Environment
If you are looking for a quality education that will prepare you for careers in business, we invite you to visit the Williamson College of Business Administration. The $34 million state of the art building serves as the home to the Williamson College of Business Administration. The facility is designed to support faculty-student-business community interaction and connect the university with the downtown. Our building houses classrooms, offices, a café, conference center, two computer labs, a financial services lab, team rooms, the Ohio Small Business Development Center, and our centers in international business, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship.