KSU business students win top awards in national collegiate competition


      Kennesaw State University students swept one of the top collegiate sales…

Georgia (Nov 10, 2009) —  



Kennesaw State University students swept one of the top collegiate sales competitions in the nation earlier this month when two of its students took first and second places in a sales role-playing challenge.

Eric Tenuto and Alex Brown (both seniors majoring in professional sales at the Coles College of Business) placed first and second, respectively, in the sales call role-play competition at the 2009 Russ Berrie Institute National Sales Challenge at William Patterson University in Wayne, N.J., Nov. 5-7. Nearly 50 students from 20 colleges -- including Florida State, Western Michigan and Ball State universities -- participated in the sales competition. In the sales call role-play, students engage in a 15 minute role-play with a business executive and are judged on various aspects of the sales call.

"This was a perfect example of how preparation and perspiration lead to success," said Gary Selden, associate professor of marketing and professional sales at the Coles College of Business and associate director of the college's Center for Professional Selling.  "They all  prepared and worked very hard for this. Their hard work paid off with a solid victory in the competition, and will lead to bigger and better job offers in their future."

KSU's Coles College of Business has a nationally recognized sales program and hosts the annual National Collegiate Sales Competition, the largest collegiate sales competition in the U.S.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu