College of Business

Seufferlein Sales Program

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The Seufferlein Sales Program is an award-winning, USCA accredited program that prepares students for dynamic careers. Our 21-Unit Professional Sales Certificate has a fully accredited curriculum that provides students with the sales training required by today's leading organizations. This certificate is open to all students, but it pairs well with Marketing majors and minors. Please see a Business Advisor or visit us in Glenn 206 for more information!  

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Seufferlein Sales Program Board meets in Napa to discuss the next 3 years!
We are pleased to announce that on May 4th-5th members of the Seufferlein Sales Program Board, including Chuck and Luke Suefferlein, met in Napa Valley to review our program's accomplishments and to align around our new 3-year goals.  Our director, Thomas Villa, was able to share with the Board that the objectives we set in 2020:
1. Grow the Program
2. Develop Diverse Corporate Sponsorship(s) 
3. National Program Recognition
which were all exceeded beyond our expectations. The Seufferlein Sales Program will finish the 2023 spring semester with 540 students, 38 corporate sponsors and successfully competing in sales competitions throughout the United States including Hawaii and in Europe. 
Our new 3-year goals include
1. International Sales Program Recognition
2. Add International Corporate Sponsorship(s)
3. Deliver $1 million in Program Revenue.
Our thanks to Board member Michael Carreno for offer up such an incredible venue to have the Board meeting!!!
More to come.................


Professional Sales Certificate

 Specifically designed for marketing majors and minors, our 21-credit Professional Sales Certificate is a great way to differentiate yourself in today’s competitive job market.

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Our Professional Leadership Track offers students the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Analytical and/or Communicative Leadership. These certificates are open to all students, regardless of major. 

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Get involved today through our collection of workshops, networking opportunities, sales competitions, and fun events.


Sales Competitions

Our professional sales competitions will push your personal and professional development to new levels, help refine your professional sales skills and knowledge, and help you get noticed by recruiters. 

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Our corporate partners offer employment for sales program graduates and provide operational funding. Representatives conduct classroom talks throughout the year and are involved in competition judging.


Many of our 37 Corporate Partners are looking to hire SSP students for internships. Take a look at these opportunities and get a head start on your career!

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Many Chico State graduates have found opportunities with our 37 corporate partners. Hear directly from them about the company that launched their careers.

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Our board is a coalition of business professionals with extensive sales experience who provide expert guidance used to shape the program. This board helps us provide SSP students with resources that reflect the current industry.

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We are incredibly thankful for the wonderful Sales and Marketing professors that support this program. Our goal to teach students "how to properly articulate a thought" would not be possible without them.

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Our sales lab offers role playrooms equipped with cameras that are used to record, stream, and archive class assignments/presentations, role plays, mock interviews, and sales competition.

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Here is a few ways all students regardless of major, experience, and grade can get involved and benefit from our program. 

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For assistance filling out your application, please visit our office in Glenn 206 or email 


Contact Us

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Glenn Hall Room 206

(530) 898-3840

Thomas Villa
Executive Director 

Kristen Chatham
Program Manager

Ashley Mills
Marketing Specialist 

Juliette Guerin
Marketing Assistant

Kelli Litchfield
Operations Assistant 

Finn Blacker
Operations Assistant 

Isabella Torrao
Operations Assistant 

Natalie Bourn
Corporate Relations Assistant 

Christian Neiswonger
Competition Lead 

Chad Haller
Marketing Assistant

Hannah Taft
Marketing Assistant

Tyler Shaw
Operations Assistant

Lia Vansoest
Competition Coach 

Letter from the Executive Director

"The Seufferlein Sales Program finished an incredible 2022, exceeding 500 students enrolled in our program that represent 61 majors and supported by 39 corporate sponsors!" Read the whole letter for our Executive Director here.

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