The Center for Sales Excellence was established in 2007 to support and promote our students pursuing a career in sales. Located within the Parker College of Business, the Marketing B.B.A. program offers the students of Georgia Southern University an emphasis in Sales and Sales Management. Recognized by the University Sales Center Alliance as one of the nation’s top sales programs, it is the Center’s mission to have a positive impact on the sales profession through education, research, and service.
Through the Center, students gain experience with sales role-play in our dedicated labs, with many going on to compete in some of the nation’s most prestigious sales competitions. The Center also works to bring students together with companies in the industry looking to hire the best and brightest minds.
It is the goal of the Center to be the preeminent sales program in the nation. We welcome corporations to Become a Partner as we work together to produce the professional sales leaders of tomorrow.
Students – Think About a Career in Professional Sales
Research shows that today’s top sales graduates have an average job placement rate that tops 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. The current average starting salaries for a technical sales rep exceed $60,000/year. Salespeople report their career satisfaction rating over 77%. All these points support current thinking – Sales is a great career!
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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
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