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Learn more about the Black Student Business Caucus

Friday, March 11 2016 12:00am

By Josh Staav

Getting involved in a College of Business student organization can be a valuable and rewarding experience. Any of the dozens of organizations can give you a platform to supplement your classroom education in a subject that you are passionate about. For Stormy Salett, a junior majoring in strategic leadership and management, Black Student Business Caucus (BSBC) does just that. Salett serves as the president of the organization, which aims “to help prepare students for career fairs, internships opportunities, and networking,” she says.

Founded in 1988, BSBC is currently focusing on establishing connections with corporations in Columbus to start internships for members of the BSBC, while helping those companies diversify their applicant pool.

Now a dozen members, Salett would like to see the organization continue to grow. “We plan to help recruit diverse students by visiting high schools in Columbus and the surrounding area soon,” Salett explains. “We want to increase the diversity in the College of Business and at Ohio University as a whole.”

BSBC helps students prepare for upcoming career fairs and other networking events. Older members who have more experience with internships and looking for employment mentor the younger members. “It’s important that we continue to have members from all different ages in our organization so we can continue this informal mentorship,” Salett explains. “We want the older students to show the freshmen the ropes.”

The group holds weekly meetings Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in Baker Center’s Multicultural Center. Meetings are used to prepare for upcoming events, interviews, and career fairs, as well as to discuss issues in the business world.

The Black Student Business Caucus is always looking for new members. To get involved, look for upcoming events on OrgSync, or email Stormy Salett.