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Youngstown State University

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Contact Information

Department of Economics
Room 301 / DeBartolo Hall
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH  44555
TEL: 330-941-3428

Dr. Tod S. Porter, Chair
TEL: 330-941-3431
tsporter AT ysu DOT edu

Dr. Jolien Helsel, Advisor
Economics Club
TEL: 330-941-2048 
jahelsel AT ysu DOT edu

Dr. Ebenge Usip, Graduate Coordinator
TEL: 330-941-1682
eeusip AT ysu DOT edu

Nancy E. O’Hara, Administrative Assistant
TEL: 330-941-3428
neohara AT ysu DOT edu

Stocks Essay Contest Is Underway!!!


The Sixth Annual Stocks Essay Contest is now in Progress!  Any YSU Undergraduate Student is eligible to participate!  You should write a 1700 to 2300 word essay on a clearly defined economic problem, and then propose a public policy solution to the problem. 

All essays need to be submitted no later than Friday, April 18, 2014.  After a jury review, ten finalists will be invited to the Economics Department's year-end dinner on Monday, April 28, 2014 where the winners of this year's top prizes will be announced. 

For further details, please click here.


Joseph G. Carson Internship Scholarship

The Joseph G. Carson Internship Scholarship

   The Department of Economics is proud to announce the Joseph G. Carson Internship Scholarship. This program is designed to support undergraduate students majoring in Economics and Business Economics who earn credit through internships.

    Internships can provide valuable experience that can greatly improve a student's opportunities in the job market after graduation. The intent of the scholarship is to give students financial support so they can pursue internships that they otherwise might not have considered. For example, the scholarship could help defray the living expenses of an internship at a financial institution in New York City or a government agency in Washington D.C.

    First priority will be given to students who intern outside the Youngstown-Warren metropolitan area. The second highest priority will be given to unpaid internships within the local metropolitan area. The maximum scholarship will be $4,000. Factors deciding the amount of the scholarship will include financial need and the amount of additional living expenses resulting from the internship. The internships can be completed during the regular school year or the summer term.

    To qualify for the scholarship the student must identify where they will intern.  The student must register for ECON 4870, Economic Internship (note that the prerequisite for this course is a GPA of 2.5 or higher). Since setting up an internship takes time, students are encouraged to meet with the department chair well in advance of when they hope to intern. Students are encouraged to schedule a meeting to talk about different possible opportunities for internships even if they do not plan to pursue an internship in the upcoming term. Students hoping to intern during the upcoming summer should meet with the department chair as soon as possible. For more information about the scholarship and an application form please contact Dr. Tod Porter, Chair, Department of Economics at tsporter AT ysu DOT edu or 330-941-3428. 


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