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The NCSC is a one-of-a-kind role-play competition that hosts the best sales students from the most elite university sales programs in the world. The event includes a live tournament-style student sales role-play competition, networking opportunities, and a sales-exclusive career fair. The competing students are involved in collegiate programs that provide either an emphasis or a major in
“The competition began very humbly 15 years ago with only 13 universities, but because of corporate America’s huge need for highly qualified sales people, and the passion of the competing students and sales faculty across the U.S., the NCSC has grown exponentially into an event with more than 65 of the strongest university sales programs in the country as well as programs from Canada and Belgium. We are very excited to put together an event that helps bring together the best sales talent with top companies, while playing a role in having a positive impact on the profession of sales,” said Dr. Terry Loe, Director of the NCSC.
The 2012 NCSC hosted 63 undergraduate teams (126 students), 8 graduate teams (16 students), as well as hundreds of extra students from each program, totaling more than 600 students interested in sales careers! More than 35 companies partnered with the competition and were involved as judges and buyers for the sales role-plays.
NCSC partners make a tremendous contribution to the future of the sales profession, and according to research by H.R. Chally, organizations recruiting students from university sales programs realize lower turnover and increased productivity by 20-30% over other recruits.
Kerry Dugan of HP said of the NCSC, “I like this event because it is very focused – a focused audience on sales and very relevant to the positions I have open at HP. These people are motivated to get into sales – they want to do sales, they are prepared to do sales, and they have been training for this event specifically, and are ready to step ahead of the other students that we see at regular career fairs.”
The NCSC is a great way for businesses nationwide to get involved in shaping the future of the sales profession. “The future of sales is important to our sluggish economy. It is imperative that we produce ethical sales people who understand that sales is a noble career and that done properly, a sales person can solve problems and create value for organizations. That is part of our mission of the NCSC.” said Dr. Gary Selden, Associate Director of Kennesaw State's Center for Professional Selling, the host university of the NCSC.