What We Do
Internship and Co-op Opportunities: We are working to connect our Shawnee State students with the regional business community.
We are partnering with our regional businesses and organizations to increase internship and co-op opportunities for our students. This allows our students to apply and extend what they have learned at Shawnee State to gain real-world experience for their resumes. Consequently, they receive a well balanced education that prepares them for the workplace and introduces them to occupations and work places that otherwise might not have been considered as career options.
Workforce Development: We are working to support the needs of our regional business community.
We are partnering with our regional businesses and organizations to provide needed training and commercial services both on and off campus. Local companies work with our faculty members and students to conduct experimental research on campus. In the coming months, our new mobile training unit, made possible by a grant through the Ohio Department of Education's RAPIDS program, will become available to provide area businesses with additive manufacturing services as well as programmable logic controller (PLC) training.
Entrepreneurship: We are working to encourage the creation of new business in our community.
Shawnee State University will be a leader in regional entrepreneurship when our new Innovation Accelerator opens on Chillicothe Street in downtown Portsmouth. Students, faculty mentors, business leaders and community members will meet here to research, collaborate and develop team-building and leadership skills to support local entrepreneurs. Sign up HERE to receive updates about the Kricker Innovation Hub and to get more information about upcoming entrepreneurship activities at Shawnee State University.
We are a Member of NACCE
Shawnee State University belongs to the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE). This is a member organization of over 300 community colleges representing nearly 2,000 staff. Presidents, educators, administrators and center directors are focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus.
NACCE has two main goals:
- Empower the college to approach the business of leading a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset; and
- Grow the community college's role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem.
For more information, visit www.nacce.com.
We are a Member of SSTI
As the most comprehensive resource available for those involved in technology-based economic development, SSTI offers the services that are needed to help build tech-based economies. They strive to maximize the capacity of our members to deliver successful outcomes within the context of the complex innovation communities in which they participate.
Since its inception in 1996, SSTI has developed a nationwide network of practitioners and policymakers dedicated to improving the economy through science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. To best assist nurturing more vibrant economies, SSTI conducts research on common performance standards, identifies best practices, analyzes trends in and policies affecting tech-based economic development, and fosters greater cooperation among and between all public, private and nonprofit organizations encouraging prosperity.
For more information, visit https://ssti.org/.
Shawnee State University uses Purple Briefcase to operate SSU Career Connections, our main means of sharing job and internship opportunities with our students and alumni. If you are a regional employer who has not yet connected and you would like to join, please contact the Workforce Development office at Shawnee State at (740) 351-3322 or email email@example.com. This network will allow you to post jobs and internships, request on-campus interviews/recruitment times, register for career fairs and other events and search for qualified student candidates. Contact us today!
Massie Hall, B50. Enter the back door of Massie Hall on the ground floor, and our office is located on your left.
940 Second Street, Massie B50
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone: (740) 351-3322