BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Students from 20 colleges and universities across the country will compete this week in the 13th annual National Team Selling Competition, hosted by the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
The two-day premier event for students studying professional sales takes place Oct. 23-25 and is organized by Kelley’s Center for Global Sales Leadership.
Competing teams have the opportunity to bring their classroom knowledge and experience and apply those skills in a selling situation that is realistic and relevant in today’s market. The competition also provides exceptional networking opportunities with corporate partners, students, and faculty.
About 80 participants will come from coast to coast and include students from Kelley Big Ten peers Penn State and Michigan State universities, as well as Baylor University, Villanova University and the universities of Washington and Connecticut. Several in-state institutions are represented, including Indiana State University, Marian University and Manchester University.
“We’re proud to provide this valuable experience and to be the only top 10 undergraduate business school that offers a professional sales major,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair in Strategic Management.
Students are competing for $6,000 in prize money. Through the generous support of sponsoring companies Altria Distribution Co. and 3M, meals and lodging are provided throughout the event.