Center for Sales Excellence

Parker College of Business


The Center for Sales Excellence was established in 2007 to support and promote our students pursuing careers in sales. The Center is in the Parker College of Business which 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.

Dr. Linda Mullen (912-478-5437)  or Dr. Lindsay Larson (912-478-0513)

Students – Think About a Career in Professional Sales

Research shows today’s top sales graduates have an average job placement rate +96%! 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 70% 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 Parker College of Business. Join this highly recruited group of graduates with record employment rates, competitive starting salaries and high career satisfaction.

Sales Education Foundation 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

We would like to recognize our Gold-Level Sponsors C.H. Robinson and Mutual of Omaha.

Thank you for your support!


Georgia Southern University Sales Team in Finals for AT&T Case Competition

b2b national sales competition

Congratulations Georgia Southern Sales Team Fall 2019 – Summer Boggs, Matt Voight, Raya Scott, Joesph Armenia and Jay Reeves on being invited to Dallas for the final round of the competition! Chris Voith.

These Sales students competed against teams from all over the country to enter into the finals.  AT&T flew the group down to Dallas in October.

Center for Sales Excellence • PO Box 8154 Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5437 •