TxState students excel in sales meet
From Staff Reports
Texas State University graduate students won several top honors as well as being named Graduate Division winner at the 16th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition hosted by the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University.
These students are not just competing for the title of champion, organizers say. They are also competing for job offers from Fortune 500 recruiters from across the world. The NCSC has become an annual hot spot for recruiters who want to hire the top sales students in the United States.
The NCSC, the world's largest collegiate sales competition, pits top sales students in a test of live role-play, one-on-one sales call challenges. Each sales call is broadcast live to locations on campus where college faculty from across the country and recruiters from sponsoring companies participate as judges and evaluate each student's performance.
Representing the undergraduate division for Texas State were Logan Matson and Kevin McBee, with Alex Krohn as the alternate.
Representing the graduate division for Texas State University were Mykayla Goodwin and Greg Souquette.
Chelsea Watkins served as the graduate team student coach, and Carolina Espinoza was the undergraduate student coach. The faculty coach was Vicki West.
Goodwin was named Opening Sales Call graduate division winner and shared the Team Sales title with Greg Souquette. Souquette was also a finalist in the Sales Maintenance Call. The two were also named Overall Graduate Division winner.
Mykayla Goodwin, the graduate division co-winner for Texas State, had this to say, "The National Collegiate Sales Competition is both the most fun and the hardest work I've experienced as a student packed into one weekend.
Dr. Terry Loe, at Kennesaw State, the host university, provided students with relevant challenges that sales professionals face to help further their careers and then provided them with access to premier companies to jump start it the very same day. This competition continues to raise the bar for the sales profession.
Greg Souquette, also a graduate division winner, stated, "The National Collegiate Sales Competition truly is a great opportunity for sales students to showcase their skills. I am so thankful for the hard work of all the faculty at the participating universities and the NCSC sponsors. They are extremely dedicated to our career success.”
Nearly 50 companies participated, including: Henry Schein, Tom James, TekSystems and ADP, the product sponsor for 2013-2017.
Previewing elite up-and-coming sales talent who can add value to their respective organizations is the primary reason for their involvement. Additionally, the excellent companies listed above also partner locally with Texas State University's Center for Professional Selling.