The NCSC Overall Champion Award is Up for Grabs

Women are hoping to make a slam dunk at the 2006 National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)‚ held…

Georgia (Jan 10, 2006) — The NCSC Overall Champion Award is Up for Grabs

Stephanie Salter

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Contact: Stephanie A. Salter‚ 770−423−6969 or stephanie_salter@coles2.kennesaw.edu

Women are hoping to make a slam dunk at the 2006 National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)‚ held at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University‚ March 17−18. With six overall champion awards in seven years‚ women have been a strong presence in the competition since its inception‚ and this year’s overall champion award is once again up for grabs.

The NCSC is the only competition in existence that brings the top sales students in North America together with prominent figures of the business world to create exclusive networking opportunities for both students and sponsors. The success of women in the competition has highlighted the field of sales as a great career option for women.

“Sales has a great future for women. The profession itself has huge growth potential‚ which opens a ton of opportunities for women to enter the field‚” said Megan Walter‚ 2005 NCSC Product Category first place winner.

During the competition‚ 70 students from more than 35 universities showcase their sales skills in one−on−one sales presentation role−plays. Each role−play is broadcast live to corporate sponsors‚ who participate as judges and buyers throughout the competition.

More than 264 students‚ 151 faculty‚ 91 corporate sponsors‚ 265 sponsor representatives and 400 volunteers have participated in the NCSC since its inception. 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. Nearly 40 companies are expected to sponsor the 2006 NCSC.

“My participation in the NCSC proved to be a strategic stepping stone in the direction of my future‚” said Toni Stephens‚ 2005 NCSC overall champion. “Since winning the NCSC‚ I’ve had so many opportunities available to me that I didn’t have prior to competing. I honestly believe that the NCSC provides students with a competitive advantage when they enter the workforce.”


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.

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 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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