As global commerce major Carter Loesch travels to Berlin, Germany, for a study abroad experience in the fall of 2017, he leaves with a global internship already under his belt. Loesch interned with international export firm Cincinnati Crane and Hoist (CCH) in the summer of 2017, where he identified and pursued new international business development opportunities, completed accounting through the Quickbooks system, and represented the company at multiple industry conferences.
“I really dove into the work,” said Loesch. “I provided recommendations on production and efficiency practices on inventory management systems and crane case studies, and I started a relationship with our new crane partner in Mexico — we are now making site visits to expand our business worldwide. My meetings with Nucor Steel and Steel Dynamics resulted in contracting the building of three new cranes.”
Loesch obtained the internship as part of the semester-long Ohio Export Internship Program (OEIP) offered at The Ohio State University. He is the first Denison student ever to have been accepted into this competitive program. His global commerce major allowed him to succeed as one of only 38 students selected out of 200 applicants last year.
Ohio is surprisingly well-situated in the U.S. export market. Jim Tressel, president of Youngstown State University, a co-sponsor of OEIP noted, ”Ohio is in the top ten in the country for exporting; more than 16,000 companies in the state are exporting, and the OEIP can help Ohio break the top 5.”
“Carter was very interested in global markets, particularly the import/export business,” said Jane Palmer, Denison’s global commerce program administrator. “He was very excited to discover how many opportunities exist for engaging in international business without ever leaving Ohio.”