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


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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.


jobsinternshipsJobs and Internships 

Many of our 35 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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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 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.


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


people sitting around tableMeet the Board

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.


woman smiling at tableSales Lab

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 competitions.


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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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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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usca, University Sales Center Alliance


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For assistance filling out your application, please visit our office in Glenn 206 or email tpvilla@csuchico.edu. 


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Contact Us

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Glenn Hall Room 206

530-898-3840

Thomas Villa
Executive Director
tpvilla@csuchico.edu 
916-223-2171 

Kristen Chatham
Program Manager
kbchatham@csuchico.edu

Finn Blacker
Operations Assistant
fcblacker@csuchico.edu  

Natalie Bourn
Corporate Relations Assistant
nibourn@csuchico.edu 

Ashley Gay
Corporate Relations Assistant
agay@csuchico.edu

Chad Haller
Marketing Assistant
cthaller@csuchico.edu

Hannah Taft
Marketing Assistant
hetaft@csuchico.edu

Tyler Shaw
Operations Assistant
tshaw@csuchico.edu

Ian Howes
Operations Assistant 
imhowes@csuchico.edu

Lia Vansoest
Competition Coach 
lvansoest@csuchico.edu 


Letter from the Executive Director

"The Seufferlein Sales Program (SSP) finished the 2022/2023 academic school year with 544 students enrolled in our program representing 64 different majors! Whether you are an engineering, IT, communications, liberal arts, computer science, really any major,  we want you to come check out our 21 unit sales certificate." Read the whole letter for our Executive Director here.


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