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Center for Professional Sales

Partner Info

“Every company is hiring now—it’s a competitive landscape. People are always going to want to do business with people they trust, so sales talent is critical for businesses’ success.”

Amy VanderWel
Principal Recruiter, Western Region of North America
C.H. Robinson

Select Benefits

  • Access to hundreds of students with basic to advanced sales training.
  • In-class engagement
  • Sales club engagement
  • Career fair recruiting
  • Sales competition judging and scenario building
  • Interview room on campus after career fair and sales competitions
  • Advisory board to help shape sales curriculum
  • Cutting-edge research opportunities with sales professors

Partner Benefits

Questions?

Pullman Campus
Kevin Chase
kevin.chase@wsu.edu

Vancouver Campus
Julie Nelson
julie.nelsen@wsu.edu

Platinum Partner

  • Title sponsorship for one internal sales competition
  • Opportunity to design role play and provide student product training for internal sales competition
  • Customized salesforce assessment conducted by sales center faculty
  • Priority scheduling status for all on-campus events and virtual events
  • Also includes all lower-level benefits

Gold Partner

  • Dedicated partner day
  • Ability to present in class to all sections of sales certificate courses
  • Dedicated interview space when on campus
  • Named sales scholarship
  • Second choice scheduling for all on-campus and virtual events
  • Also includes all lower-level benefits

Silver Partner

  • Ability to judge internal sales competitions
  • Invitation to end-of-year sales banquet
  • Social media spotlight
  • Ability to run a sales club workshop
  • Third choice scheduling for all on-campus and virtual events
  • Also includes all lower-level benefits

Bronze Partner

  • Invitation to meet the firms event
  • Invitation to sales kickoff event
  • Access to student résumé database
  • Job postings distributed to sales center students
  • Brand/logos included on Professional Sales Center website
  • 20-minute zoom presentation to MKT 379 Professional Selling per semester

Testimonials

Nathan Laing

Division Manager at Consolidated Electrical Distributors
CED

“Philanthropically, I’m tuned into helping WSU as a former Coug. From a business perspective, it’s in my best interest to pull in more people who can help our company in the future. We look to the sales program for people who are interested not only sales, but also have an entrepreneurial mindset.”

Value of the WSU Sales Program:
Students are already pointed toward a career in sales. They’re already tuned into the fact they want to be able to communicate ideas verbally, and that body language is important.

Amy VanderWel

Principal Recruiter, Western Region of North America
C.H. Robinson

“The students who come from the WSU Professional Sales Certificate program understand how to build relationships and identify the needs of customers. You can’t skate through that program. Students work very hard at hands-on learning.. They are put in uncomfortable situations to grow themselves so when they get into the real business world, it’s not as scary for them. They’ve been put on the spot. They’ve had to overcome objections. They know how to listen and respond appropriately to feedback.”

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