In its commitment to supporting young people of promise, PQ Systems has been among organizations in Ohio that have offered internships through the Ohio Export Internship Program, which has been recognized with the 2014 International Program Excellence Aware by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators.
The program was launched in 2012 to educate undergraduate business students from colleges and universities across Ohio on the fundamentals of exporting, and to support small- to medium-sized companies increase global sales. Tim Koop, an Ohio State University business student, was among students who took advantage of the program, and worked at PQ during the summer of 2013.
As part of the program, participating students complete a semester of specialized export instruction on topics such as global market analysis, identification of export partners, international pricing, logistics and distribution before serving as interns at regional companies. As summer interns, students are assigned customized, export-related projects through which they gain insights into international trade.
At PQ, Koop analyzed data related to international sales produced by wholly-owned subsidiaries of PQ Systems in Australia and England, studied the impact of international trade shows and exhibitions, and offered suggestions for expanding revenues through specific sales strategies.
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