National Collegiate Sales Competition

North American corporate scouts are discovering a well−kept recruiting secret: the National…

Georgia (Dec 5, 2005) — National Collegiate Sales Competition

Stephanie Salter

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Contact: Stephanie A. Salter at 770−423−6969 or Stephanie_salter@coles2.kennesaw.edu

North American corporate scouts are discovering a well−kept recruiting secret: the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)‚ held at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. Each March‚ corporate sponsors flock to the NCSC to seek out the top collegiate talent in sales.

The NCSC‚ now in its 8th year‚ is the only competition in existence that brings the top sales students of North America together with prominent figures of the business world to create exclusive networking opportunities for both students and sponsors. The 2006 NCSC will be held March 17−18. More than 32 companies will sponsor the event‚ including international companies.

“We’ve had recent hires from the NCSC‚ and those hires have had higher sales productivity and lower turnover than all the other hires we’ve had from our major recruiting resources‚” said Mark L. Wright‚ sponsor representative from Liberty Mutual. “We consider this an investment in all our futures‚ and we are extremely excited to support this event.”

During the competition‚ 70 sales students go head−to−head in role−play sales call challenges to contend for title of NCSC Champion. Each role−play is broadcast live to judges‚ who are corporate sponsors scouting for the next top players of sales.

"The NCSC is an excellent showcase for students to show their true interest‚ commitment and certainly their talent for a career in sales‚” said Laura Gross‚ sponsor representative from ADP‚ Small Business Services. “I am unaware of any other national programs of this magnitude that allow students to shine in the presence of sales professionals and hiring managers.”

Corporate sponsors have contributed more than half a million dollars to the event since 1999. The contributions defray travel and lodging expenses for students and faculty‚ giving students the opportunity to compete regardless of financial status.

“It’s a great opportunity to see the future sales professionals all in one location‚ and you are seeing the best of the best here‚” said Robert Marek‚ sponsor representative from Elk Premium Roofing.

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About the NCSC
The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) is the only competition in existence where students from all over North America can test their selling skills in one−on−one sales call challenges. Now in its 8th year‚ the NCSC has 70 competitors from 35 universities. More than 32 corporate sponsors support the vision of the NCSC‚ which is to impact the professionalism and integrity of the sales industry through well−trained sales students‚ improve the image of the sales profession and provide a forum for students to gain experience and interact with professionals in the sales field.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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