Cleveland State University students pilot new Sherwin-Williams Career Accelerator Business Learning Community

CSU, JobsOhio, and Sherwin-Williams announced a new learning community for a select group of Monte Ahuja College of Business students that began with the start of classes this fall. 

Students “will have opportunities to explore career options for the majors of accounting, finance, and information systems through the Monte Ahuja College of Business and Sherwin-Williams professionals” as part of the Career Accelerator, according to the College of Business.

The Career Accelerator aims to help students connect academics with a career opportunity, including unique resources. Students will have access to: 

  • A business academic advisor for course selection and academic support
  • A PC based laptop
  • Business cards,
  • Custom apparel for the Learning Community
  • Career readiness workshops
  • Corporate field trips
  • Enrollment in specialized Learning Community courses for fall 2024 and spring 2025
  • Preparement for participation in an internship opportunity
  • Fall 2024 and spring 2025 scholarship, up to $3,000
The Monte Ahuja College of Business sits on the corner of Euclid and East 18th Street. Photo Credit: Diana Schoder

Sherwin-Williams, a paints and coating manufacturing company based in Cleveland, has committed to build a new global headquarters and research and development center in northeast Ohio. The Career Accelerator will prepare students for in-demand careers at Sherwin Williams as the company expands. Students will also be encouraged to apply for internships and co-ops at other local companies.

Membership is limited to 20 students who have an overall GPA of at least 2.8, and those majoring in accounting, finance or information systems.

For more information on applying, students can visit the Monte Ahuja College of Business website or speak to a business advisor.