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Sales Education Foundation names Purdue Center for Professional Selling in listing of 2014 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education

The Sales Education Foundation (SEF) announces the release of their 2014 list of Top University Sales Programs, highlighting the Purdue Center for Professional Selling as one of the top programs preparing students for professional selling careers. Programs are recognized for preparing and placing top talent in professional selling roles.

  • While employment rates remain flat for recent college graduates, top sales programs average over 92% job placement for their students, within three months of graduation.
  • Approximately 50% of all graduates with a business degree will enter the workforce in a sales-oriented role. Students with a sales education ramp up 50% faster and turnover 30% less than their non-sales educated peers.
  • Sales graduates report their career satisfaction at over 77%. Average starting salaries for sales representatives, average over $56,000.00.
  • Students from sales programs average 2.8 job offers before graduation.

Sally Stevens, Executive Director of the Sales Education Foundation, noted that companies have an increased focus on partnering with university sales programs, “With a proven track record for producing top sales talent, the future of university sales education is brighter than ever.”

For information on partnerships with the Purdue Center for Professional Selling, contact Jane Anderson at jane1@pudue.edu, (765)494-7860, or visit the Center for Professional Selling in Rm. 302 of Matthews Hall.