Sales Competition

Conduct a 15-minute one-on-one sales meeting with a potential customer for a chance to win scholarships, receive job or internship opportunities with our corporate partners, and represent Towson University at a national sales competition!

Spring 2023 Sales Competition

Friday, April 21st, 2023


How it Works

Sales professionals judged students' pitches via a closed-circuit video feed.
Sales professionals judge students' pitches via a closed-circuit video feed during an in-person competition.

Contestants receive product information two weeks in advance and prepare for a 15-20 minute one-on-one sales meeting with a potential “buyer,” during which they go through need identification, propose a solution to the buyer's situation, address buyer’s concerns, and potentially make a sale. The exchange occurs virtually through Zoom, with several judges observing with their cameras off who score each student’s execution of the stages of the sales process using the Evaluation Criteria (PDF). All buyers and judges are career salespeople, recruiters, or sales managers.

Why Students Participate

The TU Strategic Sales Competitions are a great opportunity to get hands-on experience, network with sales professionals, and potentially land a job interview with one of the participating companies.

Prizes

1st Place: $1500 Scholarship
2nd Place: $1250 Scholarship
3rd Place: $1000 Scholarship
4th Place: $750 Scholarship
5th Place: $500 Scholarship

Strategic Sales Competition at TU

Watch the video below to hear from past participants and get a sense of the competition. 

Interested in competing?

Please email your resume to .

Why Companies Participate

Strategic Sales Competitions are the best way to see Towson University’s best student sales talent in action. The most highly represented major/concentration is marketing, followed by finance and mass communication, but entrepreneurship, international business, management, and economics students are also consistently present. Sales Competitions give corporate partners a chance not only to recruit during the competition, but also to establish a long-term on-campus presence through sales class guest visits, hosting students for shadowing-a-salesperson days, and experiential learning class projects. In addition, the Platinum Partner company each year gets to write the sales scenario and choose the product for the Fall competition.

“ The sales competition has been an all-around rewarding experience. I was able to sharpen my sales skills, network with other sales professionals, and ultimately attain my postgraduate job. I would highly recommend the competition to everyone. ”

Charlie Gilbert, 1st Place, 2020

 

Sponsoring Companies

Platinum Partner

Advance Business Systems

Gold Partners

Northwestern Mutual

Silver Partners

ADP
Contour Mortgage
Insight Global
Lower
United Electric Supply

Bronze Partners

Chesapeake Plywood
Cvent
memoryBlue

Interested in sponsoring our sales competition?

Please contact Dr. Plamen Peev at or by calling 410-704-3348.