WCBA Events

UPCOMING WCBA Events / Fall2024:

Gratitude Day on Thursday, September 5
Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Join us as we recognize our outstanding students and dedicated donors. This event is sponsored by the YSU Foundation. For additional information, please contact Charlotte Crouch-Basinger, Donor Relations Specialist, YSU Foundation, at 330.941.3074 or ccrouch@ysufoundation.org.

Professional Development Summit on Friday, September 6
Auditorium, Williamson Hall
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The semi-annual event is a half-day series of panels focusing on topics related to career development and professionalism including information on building a professional portfolio, employer expectations, internships, leadership skills and opportunities, along with a networking luncheon with employers, alumni, and faculty. Students will have the opportunity to network with various employers and alumni who will serve on various panels throughout the day. Students register using Handshake.

Meet the Employer Day on Wednesday, September 11
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Weir Atrium in Williamson Hall
Have your resume on hand for this business student-only career expo where employers are eager to meet and speak with you! Business students will have an opportunity to network with employers one-on-one. This event also provides employers with the opportunity to identify talent for internships and full-time positions. For additional information, please contact Linda Cascarelli at lmcascarelli@ysu.edu or 330-941-3660.

YSU Students Suit Up at JC Penney on Sunday, October 6
Eastwood Mall JC Penney
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Students will receive up to a 50% discount on select men’s and women’s career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories by showing their YSU student ID. Suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes, and accessories will be available for purchase to create that finished look for the next interview or new job. Standard advice given by mentors and managers is to dress for the job you want. Your professional image can set you apart from your coworkers. More companies are turning to business casual dress codes. Looking professional in a casual atmosphere takes the right look.

WCBA Fall 2024 Alumni Reception on Friday, October 4
Weir Atrium in Williamson Hall
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we share the success of our WCBA faculty, staff, students with our alumni and guests. We also recognize the achievements and dedication of our WCBA alumni who will receive the 2024 Fall Alumni Awards.
2024 WCBA Fall Alumni Awards:
Ryan Day, ‘99, Chief Financial Officer, Hynes Industries as Outstanding Alumnus
William Vennetti, '96, Partner, Packer Thomas as Outstanding Alumnus
Heather Chunn, ’03, Vice President, YSU Foundation as Outstanding MBA Alumna
Nicole DeCenso, ’15, VP Change Management Specialist, F.N.B. as Outstanding Recent Alumna

For more information contact Christine Shelton, external coordinator for the Williamson College of Business Administration at cgshelton@ysu.edu or 330.941.3068.

Accounting Student Practitioner Day on Friday, November 8
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
WCBA Conference Center in Williamson Hall
YSU business students will have the opportunity to attend panel sessions on topics such as opportunities in accounting; data analytics; opportunities outside of public accounting, and certifications.  There will also be sessions about Launching Your Professional Career and exploring accounting as a broad field. Companies and organizations interested in learning more about Accounting Student/Practitioner Day should contact Dave Law, Ph.D., at 330.941.1881 or dblaw@ysu.edu.

Williamson College of Business Administration offers a Professional Learning Environment / Conference Center
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, a financial services lab, team rooms, the Ohio Small Business Development Center, and our centers in international business, nonprofit leadership, and entrepreneurship. If you are interested in reserving any rooms for your meetings /events in our WCBA conference Center, please contact Christine Shelton at cgshelton@ysu.edu or 330-941-3068.