National Collegiate Sales Competition
NATIONAL COLLEGIATE SALES COMPETITION INSTITUTES NEW POLICY FOR COMPETING UNIVERSITIES
We greatly appreciate the continued interest and participation of the many elite sales programs from colleges and universities around the world in the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Each of these programs, and especially the professors, are making a difference in the future of the sales profession and are making a difference in the lives of many young adults.
NCSC XV, March 1-4, 2013, has attracted a great deal of interest from industry due to the caliber of the sales candidates who have competed from the universities who have competed in recent years and the high caliber of the sales curriculum and programs at these universities. Unfortunately, the NCSC is limited by the time frame of the competition and logistics in the number of programs (63) and students (126) who are able to compete. Dr, Terry Loe says, "I wish it were not so, but here we are. With the growing number of sales programs around the country, we have come to an impasse with the competition."
The NCSC has had a number of new universities inquiring about competing and in the past organizers have had to turn away new schools. In order to allow for the growth in sales programs across the country, a policy has been developed that allows for up to 13 new participants for NCSC XV. According to Loe, "The new registration policy was developed keeping in mind that the NCSC is a 'competition' and we want to continue to improve the competition and in turn the quality of the next generation of sales candidates."
National Collegiate Sales Competition Registration priority:
- Automatic Qualifying Slots: prior to 12/3/12: Top 50 place universities from the immediate previous NCSC. Universities have until 12/3/2012 to register and secure a slot for NCSC XV. After 12/3/12 registration is open to all interested parties. Top 50 places lose their Automatic Qualifying Slot if not registered on or prior to 12/3/12.
- Priority Slots: prior to 12/3/12: New (no prior participation) university teams
- Open Registration begins 12/4/12: First come, first serve based upon date of reception of registration forms and fees.
The National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) is the only competition in existence where students throughout the world can test their selling skills in one-on-one sales call challenges. In March 2012, in its 14th year, the NCSC hosted 126 undergraduate and 16 graduate competitors from 65 colleges and universities. More than 35 corporate sponsors support the vision of the NCSC, which is to impact the professionalism and integrity of the sales industry through well-trained sales students, improve the image of the sales profession and provide a forum for students to gain experience and interact with professionals in the sales field.