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CONNECTING YOU TO THE FRANKLIN P. PERDUE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  MARCH 2013
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Sales Competition Leads to Job Offers

Four marketing students traveled to Kennesaw State University in Georgia for a sales competition this summer and scored … job offers!

PSB seniors Elizabeth Desmond, Amber Kurrle and Max Reed got the opportunity of a lifetime at NCSC XV (the 15th annual National Collegiate Sales Competition).

Starting with a reception on Friday evening where they casually chatted with recruiters and vice president-level executives from a variety of companies, they quickly moved into the Saturday morning competitions. Between the judged rounds of competition, they worked the Career Fair on Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday. The final evening was a fun-filled night of arcade games, laser tag and bowling, but recruiters were there watching how they interacted in a more casual setting. The event ended with a formal lunch. Again, recruiters had an eye on how well they handled table manners.

In essence, these students endured a three-day job interview. They all played their “A Game” and made a great impression for Salisbury University! Liz, Amber and Max scored multiple interviews and job offers. Now they have to decide where to start their careers. Wyndham, Tom James, Vocus, TEKSystems, Reckitt Benkiser … these are a few of the companies that offered our students jobs or interviews.

Accompanying the seniors were Paula Morris, from the Management and Marketing Department, and Nicholas Clay. Nick is a sophomore who came along to recruit speakers and contacts for the SU Sales Club. It seems everyone in the room knew Nick by the time they made the long trip back to Salisbury. Many of the over-60 companies promised Nick a visit to Salisbury University in 2013. Some even offered internships for our students.


Pictured (from left) are Elizabeth Desmond, Nicholas Clay, Amber Kurrle, Max Reed and Prof. Paula Morris.

 

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