Sales Team and Program Earns International Recognition

The Southeastern Professional Sales Program has been standing out across the globe through both an international competition win and acceptance into the University Sales Center Alliance.

The program’s Sales Team recently competed against 160 competitors at the International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC) in Orlando. After four rounds of competition, Southeastern’s Gabriel Pevey brought home the first place (World Champion Award) and Zakiya Miller brought home the fourth-place award in the sales Role-Play Competition.

In the ICSC World Cup Competition, Southeastern’s team came in second place out of 80 universities. The World Cup is made up of points from the Role-Play Competition, the Sales Management Case analysis and presentation (Southeastern competitors Jesse Demars and Aniya Ally), and the Speed Selling Pitch Competition (Southeastern speed sellers Reed Godbery, Zakiya Miller, Emily Stark, Troy Marks, Aniya Ally, and Jolie Waddell). This major win comes on the heels of numerous awards from competitions within the region.

Recent acceptance of the Professional Sales Program as an associate member of the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) will help Southeastern remain at the cutting edge of producing top professionals in this growing, in-demand field.

The USCA is a consortium of sales educators who are dedicated to advancing the sales profession through teaching, research, and outreach. Membership to the USCA is only extended to those sales programs that meet a set of high-quality standards.

“The level of student engagement that USCA member schools provide their students ensures that those students are learning more than just content,” said USCA President Scott Inks. “Our USCA certification signals that a sales program is providing a much richer educational and developmental experience.”

The USCA consists of 67 universities from the U.S. and Europe dedicated to preparing students for success in professional sales roles. USCA sales centers offer students an unmatched combination of specialized sales courses, mentors, internships, and other forms of actual sales experience to help students learn, develop, and sharpen their sales skills. Students successfully completing these programs have shorter ramp-up times and out produce those without this sort of specialized preparation.

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