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Volunteers are an essential component to the success of OBW.  Each summer there are many ways for adults to participate, develop professionally, & impact the lives of young people.

OBW 2024 will take place June 16-21, 2024 at Bowling Green State University

Volunteer Application

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Company Advisor

The heart and soul of the program, Company Advisors (CA) play the most critical role in each student's experience. Every student company needs its advisor to guide them in developing their project, as well as acting as a mentor and coach in an often unfamiliar world. 

The OBW CA program is also one of the best professional development sessions available. All CAs participate in business seminars on current business topics, network with other business professionals, and enhance their time management, communication and mentoring/coaching skills. CAs rise to the challenge of getting their team of "future employees" moving in the right direction to accomplish their goals.  


Students also receive real world experience from consultants during the week. Consultants visit with three or four companies and meet with students one-on-one. During the meetings, consultants provide the students with “reality checks” on their financial projections, marketing and business plans and help to troubleshoot problems. Consultants also review the companies’ work and give encouragement.

Trade Show Guest

At the end of the week OBW participants get to practice their business communication and personal selling skills at the Ohio Business Week Trade Show.  During this exciting and fun filled event we are in need of volunteers to pose as a venture capitalist with money to invest.  You will get to meet and interact with Ohio's future entrepreneurs during this one hour volunteer experience. 

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Support Volunteers

 We have many support positions available that also are vital to making OBW run smoothly. Alumni Volunteers work to ensure the logistics of the camp are all handled and that each group of students has the support they need. A medical professional is on staff that works with any illnesses with students and distributes medications. Dorm monitors are on duty in the resident halls for the safety of students and volunteers. If you have another way you can contribute, please email us at

Volunteer Application

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