Benefits of Partnering with the Center for Professional Selling
Connect with Top Sales Students
Corporate Partners have firsthand access to some of the top sales students in the nation through:
- Classroom visits
- Role-play sales calls
- Salesperson shadowing
- Networking events
Reduced Training Time
When you hire our students, you know they have received cutting - edge, hands-on training, which reduces the amount of training your company must provide. The extensive Center for Professional Selling training also reduces the amount of time required for a new hire to become a profitable asset.
Many who begin a sales career leave the profession because they misunderstand sales or the difficulties they will face in the field. Our students have a firsthand understanding of what it takes to be successful, they understand the sales process, and they are prepared for the difficulties salespeople face. Graduates of our program see a 30% lower turnover rate than average entry-level sales positions.
Opportunities to Strengthen Your Existing Sales Team
Corporate partners can take advantage of reduced rates for professional sales training and consulting.
The Partnership Commitment
Corporate Partners have the opportunity to work with KSU and the Center for Professional Selling to offer full-time or part-time internships for students.
Annual Sales Competition
Corporate partners participate as judges and also role-play participants during our annual student sales competition. Winners represent KSU in the National Collegiate Sales Competition held each spring on the KSU campus.
Corporate partners sit on the Center for Professional Selling Advisory Board. The Board meets twice each year to provide insights into and direction for curriculum issues and programs. In addition, the director of the Center for Professional Selling is in contact on a regular basis with the advisory board members to discuss new opportunities for programs, curriculum, and student placement.
Guest Lectures and Classroom Participation
Corporate Partners may visit and participate in our sales classes or in the Center for Professional Selling lecture series.
Our partners are asked to be available to mentor students in the sales program. You can play a role in helping them fully understand the life and career of a professional salesperson.
Our sales students accumulate points throughout the academic calendar to earn a monetary, named award at the annual Sell-Abration each May. A portion of the corporate partners' investment is put toward the KSUSalesCup.