2016 Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Planning Makes a Difference Case Study Contest

The following Financial Counseling and  Planning students were finalist in the Northwestern Mutual Planning Makes a Difference Case Study Competition held at Purdue University on April 18, 2016: Conner King (1st place/$3,000), Neil LaGrange (CFP Faculty Advisor for the competition), Layton Ginder (2nd place/$2,000), and Kristen Wise (3rd place/$1,000).  

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Presentation ceremony for the awards included: Neil LaGrange, Conner King, Layton Ginder, Kristin Wise, and Mike Roe who serves as the Program Director for the CFP®Degree Program at Purdue University.


National Retail Federation's Annual Convention in NYC, 2016

Dr. Tanuja Sheth led retail students through the annual National Retail Federation's Big Show in New York City this year. The four day event offers unparalled education and collegial networking, in addition to visionary leader presentations and cutting edge technology solutions.


IU Sales Competition, 2015

The following Selling and Sales Management students:  Kyle Boswell/Senior, Ashley Kozik/Junior, Kearsten Boyk/Junior and C.J. Lemper/Junior succeded in achieving 3rd place in a field of 21 universities at the 2015 IU National Sales Team Competition.  


Selling and Sales Management students develop critical sales techniques by taking their classroom training into sales competitions. Sales role-playing and sales simulation challenges are critical to the success of our graduates and the Department of Consumer Science is committed to providing its students with opportunities to gain a competitive edge in industry. Industry partnerships make hosting professional sales competitions possible in the department. The students are also encouraged and facilitated to participate in inter-university regional and national sales competitions which take place across the United States. The Purdue teams have performed well at these national sales competitions and gained invaluable experience of the sales process and environment. The sales competitions also provide the students with an opportunity to network with many companies, recruiters, and graduates with excellent jobs.

In the past, our Center for Professional Selling has partnered with two companies, TEKsystems and Victaulic, to provide on-campus professional selling competitions. In addition, we have had students attend the Ball State University Regional Sales Competition, the Indiana University National Team Selling Competition, and the Russ Barrie Institute National Sales Challenge (RPI).

Register now for upcoming sales competitions, which are open to all Purdue students regardless of major. To register, send your resume to professionalselling@purdue.edu.


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