Fifteenth annual National Collegiate Sales Competition held at Kennesaw State, March 1-4

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Competition helps Fortune 500 companies connect with hundreds of students ranked among the best up-…

Georgia (Feb 21, 2013)

 
KENNESAW, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2013) — Every March, recruiters from Fortune 500 companies descend on the Kennesaw State University campus looking to hire their next sales stars. As sponsors of the National Collegiate Sales Competition, these companies get to hire students from the best sales programs participating in the world’s largest collegiate sales competition
 
This year, more than 500 students from 68 universities will participate in the sales-call competition and exclusive sales career fair March 2 - 4.
 
“Some 75 percent of the students participating will get hired at the competition,” said Terry Loe, director of the National Collegiate Sales Competition and the Center for Professional Selling at the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State. “A record number of schools will compete this year. The competition draws the best of the best and is a great recruitment tool for our corporate sponsors.”
 
WHAT:
The 15th annual National Collegiate Sales Competition, the largest and oldest collegiate sales competition in the world and a recruiting marketplace for Fortune 500 and other companies.
 
WHO:
  • More than 500 undergraduate and graduate students from the top sales programs, representing 68 universities from the U.S., Canada and Europe, among them Florida State University, Baylor University, Elon University, Kennesaw State and Virginia Tech.
  • More than 70 of the top sales faculty in the U.S. will serve as judges in the competition. More than 50 sponsor corporations, including ADP, FedEx, Samsung, AT&T and Xerox, will be there to recruit students for jobs.
 
WHEN:
Friday, March 1 - Monday, March 4.
Final four open to the public Monday, March 4, starting at 8:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:
Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business, Burruss Building, Room 151, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144



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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