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Internships & Careers

Otterbein's perfect location, and close proximity to Columbus, Ohio provides a terrific opportunity for students in the Business, Accounting, and Economics program. Multinational and Fortune 500 companies send representatives to serve as guest speakers, on career panels, and act as course clients.

Huntington bank, Nationwide Insurance, and Abercrombie & Fitch have sent employees to serve in these capacities. Small companies and nonprofit organizations also participate in the department’s courses and interact with its students.

In turn, students find a wealth of opportunities for paid internships, giving you an opportunity to apply your new business knowledge in a corporate setting. Students have interned with Worthington Industries, Pusateri, Nicolas and Co., CPA, UBS Financial Service, Steve Madden, and Décor and You among others.

Careers

Here are just a few ways to use your Otterbein degree from the Department of Business, Accounting and Economics:

  • Accountants
  • Marketing Specialists
  • Marketing Analysts
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Managers
  • International Relations
  • Compensation Analysts
  • Project Management
  • Trainers
  • HR Generalist
  • Consulting
  • Economists
  • Personal Financial Advisors
  • Labor Relations
  • Stockbrokers
  • Managers in all industries
  • Product Developers

Preparing You to STAND OUT for Life

Otterbein faculty work closely with their industry counterparts to plan for and supervise quality work-based learning experiences for internship participants. Many of the internships are with excellent companies located close to campus.

Some of our graduates got started on their careers through positions they held as interns. Others find that just having experience makes them more confident in their job search and interviews.

National and international opportunities for internships are available as well. Some organizations who employ Otterbein interns include: Battelle, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Fifth Third Bank, National City, Nationwide, Ohio Department of Commerce, The Department of Defense, and Worthington Industries.

According to the Bureaus of Labor Statistics, projected growth of jobs from 2008 to 2018 will be in the following ranges (by occupations):

  • Accountants and Auditors 22%
  • Administrative Service Mangers (General Management) 12%
  • Advertising, Marketing, Promotions, Public Relations, and Sales Managers 13%
  • Economists 6%
  • Financial Analysts 20%
  • Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Managers and Specialists 22%
  • Management Analysts (Consulting) 24%
  • Personal Financial Advisors 30%
  • Sales Representatives 7%

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition (www.bls.gov).

Companies Who Employ Otterbein BAE Interns

  • A-One Financial Services, Inc.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Accountancy Board of Ohio
  • Accounting and Auditing Association
  • AccuNet
  • ACLU of Ohio Foundation
  • AcuSport Corporation
  • Adena Realty
  • AD CLUB Cincinnati
  • ADT Security
  • Aerotek Professional Services
  • Affinion Group
  • AICUO Arts Award
  • AICUO Financial Ratios Project
  • AJGA
  • Alcan
  • All Sport FUNdamentals
  • Allegiance Holdings, LLC
  • Alliance Data
  • American Heart Association
  • American Income Life
  • American Junior Golf Association
  • American Paint Horse Association
  • American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
  • American Society for Quality
  • Americheer Inc.
  • AmSpirit Business Connections
  • Amy’s Hallmark
  • Ares Sportswear
  • Ariel Corporation
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Ashland Chemical
  • Ashland, Inc.
  • AT&T Corp.
  • Auditor of State
  • Autumnwood Homes
  • AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
  • Aztek
  • Bad Girl Ventures, Inc.
  • Barren & Merry Co., L.P.A.
  • Battelle Memorial Institution
  • Benchmark Insurance
  • Bendora Wedding Gallery
  • Berkshire Hathaway, Inc
  • Bexa Body Internship
  • Big Lots Stores, Inc., Columbus, Ohio
  • Big Walnut Local Schools
  • Bluemile, Inc.
  • Blue Wave Strategy
  • BMW Financial Services
  • Bob Evans Farms
  • Broad Street Food Pantry
  • Buckeye Interactive
  • Buckeye Power
  • Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc.
  • Cancer Support Community, Central Ohio
  • Cardinal Health
  • Cariflex, LLC
  • Carmel Pharma
  • Caster Connection
  • Central Ohio Association of Governmental Accountants (COAGA) – SCHOLARSHIP 
  • ONLY
  • Central Ohio Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Central Ohio Premiere Financial Services Company
  • CFA Society of Columbus
  • Chase Card Services
  • Chipotle
  • Citi Fund Services
  • City Barbeque
  • City of Columbus Human Resources
  • City of Dublin
  • City of Hamilton, Fellowship Opportunities
  • City of Upper Arlington
  • City of North Olmsted
  • Claremont Retirement Village
  • Clark Schaefer Hackett
  • Clean Fuels Ohio
  • Cleveland Indians Baseball
  • CMax Advisors
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Columbus Business First
  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce
  • Columbus Civil Service Commission
  • Columbus Coalition
  • Columbus Council on World Affairs
  • Columbus International Programs
  • Columbus Investment Advisory, Inc.
  • Columbus Radio Group
  • Columbus Radiology
  • Columbus Serum Company
  • Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
  • Commercial Savings Bank
  • Community Choice Financial
  • Community Shares of Mid-Ohio
  • Community Shelter Board
  • Computer Management International
  • Commercial Vehicle Group
  • Congressional Budget Office
  • Corna/ Kokosing Construction Co.
  • CORT, Berkshire Hathaway Company
  • Costello Nardecchia Advertising
  • Cox Media Group Ohio
  • Cox Radio, Inc.
  • Creative Financial Staffing
  • Creative Science Press, LLC
  • Curascript Inc.
  • Dale Saylor & Associates
  • Dasco Home Medical Equipment
  • Data Memory Marketing, Inc.
  • Deloitte & Touche (Scholarship Program)
  • Denton Whitney
  • DFAS Columbus
  • Department of Defense, Office of the Inspector General
  • Department of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services
  • Deposit Product Management
  • Desco Corporation
  • DHL Global Business Services
  • Diamond Innovations
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Dispatch Broadcast Group
  • Division of Finance
  • Division of Planning
  • DRS, LLC
  • Edward Jones
  • Enlightened Life Coaching
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Envision Radio Networks 
  • Epcon Homes & Communities
  • Epic Human Resources
  • Equity Trust Company
  • Erie Insurance Group
  • eSolutech 
  • Estate Planning Professionals
  • Event Marketing Strategies
  • Eventually Yours LLC
  • Everyday Pearls
  • Exact Macola
  • Excel Management Systems Inc.
  • Excel Supply Chain
  • Excel ToysRUs
  • Exel
  • Exhibitpro
  • Express
  • FastSigns
  • Fastenal Company
  • Federal Equipment Company
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Financial Accounting Services
  • FirstMerit Corporation
  • Fiserv
  • Firelands Chapter OSCPA Scholarship Fund
  • Freshbox Catering
  • Friends of FitzGerald
  • Friendship Village of ColumbusGBQ Partners, Columbus
  • Germain Amphitheater
  • Glimcher Realty Trust
  • Global Financial Partners
  • Grange Insurance
  • Greif, Inc.
  • Guardian Fall Protection, Columbus
  • Guttman Oil H & R Block
  • Haran, Watson & Company
  • Health & Wealth Solutions
  • Heating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors Internationals (HARDI)
  • Heritage Design Group Unlimited
  • Heritage Ohio
  • HER Realty
  • Healthcare Logistics Solutions Med Freight 
  • Homeport
  • Honda R&D Americas,Inc.
  • Hopkins Printing
  • HRACO
  • Human Capital Management Analyst
  • Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) – SCHOLARSHIP ONLY
  • Huntington
  • Hylant Group
  • ICC Ohio
  • IGS Energy
  • IHS Services, Inc.
  • IJB Radio Network
  • Information Control Corporation
  • Insight Bank
  • Intek, Inc.
  • International Trade Division (Ohio Department of Development)
  • IRS Revenue Agent
  • Jack Hanna Intern Program
  • Janszen Associates Re/Max Impact
  • Jazzercise Inc.
  • JB Dollar Stretcher Magazine
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Julian & Grube, Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, Inc. 
  • KEMBA Financial Credit Union
  • Kendal at Granville
  • Kevin Kennedy-Sales
  • KeyBank
  • Kimball Midwest 
  • Kokosing Construction Co.
  • Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company
  • Lane Bryant
  • Liberty Tax Service
  • Licking County Settlers Baseball Club
  • Lifestyle Services
  • Liggett Stashower, Inc.
  • Limited Brands
  • Logo Speed
  • Lower Lights Ministry
  • Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC
  • Market Source Agency Network, LLC
  • Marketing Fuel- Sandra Berry
  • March of Dimes Foundation
  • Maxim Group
  • McLoy Financial Services
  • ME Companies, Inc.
  • Menard, Inc.
  • Messer Construction Co.
  • Mettler Toledo
  • M/I Homes
  • Mindset Digital
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Montesoro Golf and Social Club
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s
  • MRI Software
  • Muirfield Energy
  • nChannel
  • National Audubon Society
  • National Auto Care Corporation
  • National Basketball Association
  • National City
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Research Institute
  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Nature’s Health Plan
  • NBC4
  • NetApp, Inc. 
  • NetJets Services, Inc.
  • New York Life
  • Nic-Mor-Der, Inc.
  • Niles Lankford Group, Inc.
  • NiSource
  • No Link B.O.S.S. Fitness Studio
  • No Link Brighten
  • No Link City of Gahanna
  • No Link City Barbeque
  • No Link Community Shares of Mid Ohio
  • No Link Excel
  • No Link Hall, Inc.
  • No Link Meeder Investment Management
  • No Link NAPA Columbus Distribution
  • No Link Pharmaforce, Inc.
  • Northlich
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • OCLC Online Computer Library Center
  • ODOT (Ohio Department of Transportation)
  • OH-Tech
  • OPMAC (Ohio Petroleum Marketing and Convenience Store Association)
  • Office of Admission Otterbein College
  • Office of Inspector General
  • Office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown
  • Ohio AIDS Coalition
  • Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
  • Ohio Dental Association 
  • Ohio Department Services Agency
  • Ohio Department of Commerce
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
  • Ohio Department of Public Safety
  • Ohio Department of Taxation
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation
  • Ohio Restaurant Association
  • OhioHealth
  • OhioHealth Marketing & Communications
  • Ohio Homeland Security 
  • Ohio Lottery Commission
  • Ohio Transmission Corporation
  • Omegadyne
  • O’Neil Financial Services
  • Otterbein University -Art Department
  • Otterbein University –Academic Support Center
  • Otterbein University – Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Otterbein University- Courtright Memorial Library
  • Otterbein University – Office of Admissions
  • Outreach Ministry
  • Owens-Illinois, Inc.PACCAR Inc.
  • Past Foundation
  • Payne Nickles & Company, The Fund of Huron County Scholarships
  • Pharmaforce, Inc.
  • Pierpont Apartments
  • Plante Moran
  • Preferred Living
  • Primary Solutions, Inc.
  • Prime Cargo Company
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Priority Films
  • Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO)
  • Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio
  • Pusateri, Nichols & Co. CPAs
  • Quadrant Insurance Managers
  • Quandel Construction Group
  • Quantum Health, Inc.
  • Quest Software
  • Quicken Loans
  • R2 Logistics
  • Real Estate Appraisal and Consulting Office in Westerville
  • Red Capital Group
  • Regis Securities Corporation
  • Reinsurance Group of America
  • Reminiscing with Rene
  • Rene Delane
  • Resolute Athletic Complex
  • River Consulting
  • Robert W. Baird & Co.
  • Rockbridge Capital, LLC
  • RxScan, Ltd.
  • RZ Marketing Group
  • Safelite AutoGlass
  • Safex
  • Sam’s Club Field Internship
  • Satellite Auto Glass
  • Salem Communications
  • SBC Recycling
  • Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.
  • Scottrade, Inc.
  • Sears Polaris
  • Schmidt Hospitality Concept’s Inc.
  • Shannon Sano Photography, LLC
  • Sherwin Williams Scholarship Program
  • Smith Accounting & Tax
  • Smith Nationwide Insurance Agency, Columbus
  • Smith Tondy Realty
  • Soccer Shots
  • Social Security Administration
  • Sophisticated Systems, Inc.
  • SpaceBound, Inc.
  • SportsOhio, Inc.
  • SS&G, Inc.
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Stanley Convergent Security Solutions
  • State Auto
  • State Farm Insurance
  • State of Ohio, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • State of Ohio: The Office of Budget & Management in Columbus
  • State Treasurer Kevin Boyce Office
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Stenger and Company
  • Stephen Gould Corp
  • StoneMor Partners
  • Sunbury Christian Church
  • Superior Packaging, Inc.
  • T. Marzetti Company
  • Tailored Management Company
  • Talon Title Agency, LLC
  • Tan & Cardinal
  • Tattletale Alarm
  • TeamDynamixHE
  • TEK Systems
  • The Affordable Housing Trust for Columbus and Franklin County
  • The Columbus Foundation
  • The Columbus Serum Company
  • The Columbus Zoo
  • The Dankworth Group at Smith Barney
  • The Fund for American Studies
  • The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • The LHT Group
  • The Mergis Group
  • The Ohio CPA Foundation
  • The Ohio Foundation if Independent Colleges
  • The Proctor and Gamble Company
  • The Quandel Group Inc.
  • The Scotts Company
  • The Thompson Law Firm
  • The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
  • Three Scale Strategy, LLC
  • Threshold Community Services
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • T.O.U.C.H. Program
  • Two Men and a Truck
  • United McGill Corporation
  • University of Cincinnati
  • US Bank
  • U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • VA Medical Center
  • ValPak
  • Valtech Communications
  • Vector Marketing
  • Virtual Office Systems
  • Volvo Group North America, Inc.
  • V-Seal 
  • Wallick Companies
  • Walmark
  • Washington Headquarters – Department of Defense
  • Wendy’s
  • Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Westerville Data Center
  • Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • White House Offices
  • White of Dublin
  • Winterset CPA Group
  • Wireless 
  • Women’s Small Business Accelerator, Inc. (WSBA)
  • Woodard Photographic Inc.
    Worthington Cylinders
  • Worthington Industries
  • Worthington Steel
  • Wright Choice Inc.
  • WKRQ-Fm
  • W. W. Williams
  • WUBE-FM
  • WWCD
  • YWCA
  • Zen Cat Gallery
  • Ziegler

Business, Accounting
& Economics

  • Dr. Michael A. Levin, Ph.D.

    Department Chair/Associate Professor
    Roush Hall 415
    p/ 614.823.1299
    e/ mlevin@otterbein.edu
  • Mary Kay Dunn

    Administrative Academic Assistant
    Roush Hall 419
    p/ 614.823.1310
    e/ mdunn@otterbein.edu