The Center for Sales Excellence was established in 2007 to support and promote our students pursuing careers in sales. The Center is in the College of Business and offers a B.B.A. in Marketing with an emphasis in Sales and Sales Management. Through the Center, students gain experience with sales role-play in our dedicated labs and many go on to compete at the National level in competitions. The Center also works to bring students together with companies in the industry who are looking to hire.
Please contact the Center Directors for more information.
Students – Think About a Career in Professional Sales
Research shows today’s top sales graduates have an average job placement rate +92%! Find out if your university offers professional sales.
A university sales education provides an excellent return on investment. Most students are highly recruited – one study found the average sales student receives 2.8 job offers before graduation. Current average starting salaries for a technical sales rep exceed $60,000/year. Sales people report their career satisfaction rating over 77%. All these points support current thinking – Sales is a great career!
You may be wondering what professional sales people do. These aren’t the jobs you might be thinking about. Explore our take on 6 common sales roles by checking out this PDF
More than 50% of college graduates will hold their initial job in sales. Recent studies report the number of Marketing majors starting their career in sales tops 88%. Leading universities and recruiters at top sales organizations clearly recognize that a formal sales education can provide students with the knowledge and skills they need for professional success.
Although programs differ in details and recognition levels, all combine expertise in strategy with applied skills in the growing field of professional sales. Check with your university to see if sales classes are offered through your College of Business. Join this highly recruited group of graduates with record employment rates, competitive starting salaries and high career satisfaction.
SEF Provides Career Development Program To Sales Students
Here’s what one student from the University of Dayton discovered:
“As a senior (my Chally Assessment results) helped me evaluate multiple job offers and choose the one best suited to my skills and interest.”
Students receive results that:
- Focus on skills, builds on strengths, helps address weaknesses and indicates preferences
- Assist with more accurately, responsibly navigating the career landscape
- Can determine where students will excel: business development, account management, sales engineer, territory management, and more
Georgia Southern University Sales Team Places at Western States Collegiate Sales Competition
Our very own A.J. Bryant ranked! A.J. placed 1st in his room, and top 6 for the ADP role play among 55 other competitors from an array of truly excellent programs like Baylor, UC San Diego, and Arizona State. Our team (pictured to the left) for this event also included Kara Wells, Nicole Gump and Nick Leavenworth. A big congratulations to A.J. and the team!