Two Groups of Kent State College of Business Administration Students Recently Competed in International Collegiate Sales Competition and Pro/Am Sales Competition
Kent, ohio - Nov. 21, 2016
The Kent State College of Business Administration's Sales Team traveled to Orlando, Florida for the Sixth Annual International Collegiate Sales Competition held November 2-6.
Seventy top universities were in attendance with 140 sales competitors, including Auburn University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University and Purdue University. Kent State students were able to meet with recruiters from 45 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Groupon, thyssenkrupp AG, Comcast Spotlight and Hewlett-Packard.
Eight College of Business Administration students formed this year's sales team after being selected through competition tryouts. Alexandra Nemeth and Brenna Berry competed in the Sales Case Management competition and placed second out of six competitors. In the role play competition, Brittany Saraniti placed third while Kyle Burke placed fourth. Jacob Matey and Alexis Rains competed in the Speed Selling competition and both came in third for their individual rounds. Alternates Brian MacEwan and Katherine MacPherson assisted as student coaches.
In addition, Associate Lecturer of marketing and entrepreneurship at Kent State University Stark Campus Don Thacker accompanied 17 Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) students to Cincinnati from Nov. 3-6. Students competed in the Pro/Am Sales Competition hosted by Miami University. Jordon Marich and Richard Wilson were both finalists in the Speakers Competition.
"These are terrific opportunities to showcase our students to corporate recruiters from across the country, enable our students to compete against their peers from other universities and continue to represent Kent State University nationwide," said Ellen Daniels, PSE advisor and lecturer in the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Department in the College of Business Administration.
PSE is a professional fraternity specializing in the advancement of sales, marketing and management professions. With exposure to a professional environment, students are able to further understand business relationships found in a corporate-driven society.