College of Business

Seufferlein Sales Program

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How will YOU stand out in a crowd?

The Seufferlein Sales Program is designed for Chico State students to hone their sales skills, develop professionally, and begin prosperous careers. SSP students are able to pursue up to three certificates: the Professional Sales Certificate, the Analytical Leadership Certificate, and the Communicative Leadership Certificate. The SSP offers a curated selection of workshops to accompany the three certificate offerings, as well as opportunities to compete in sales competitions and win thousands of dollars in prize money, and frequent networking events to learn about exclusive internship and career opportunities with our corporate partners. The SSP offers all of this to our students at no cost. Join today to begin investing in your future!

More than 50 percent of today's college students start in sales. With our new state-of-the-art facility in Glenn Hall (room 206) and a group of dedicated faculty and staff, the Seufferlein Sales Program wants to make you successful. Join our award-winning program which is becoming one of the country's best. You'll be glad you did!

New to the Seufferlein Sales Program?

Here's what you need to know! (PDF)

Welcome to SSP

Meet the Board

The Seufferlein Sales Program is conducted by a talented group of board members, and they are ready to enlighten and inspire you. Click "Meet the Board" to read a special address from some of those members! Meet the Board.

Meet the Sales Faculty

The Seufferlein Sales Program has a wealth of knowledge available to its students in the form of our esteemed sales faculty. Read their bios here.

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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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Professional Leadership Certificates

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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Sales Competitions and Events

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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Clubs & Organizations

Get involved with our local chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon(opens in new window) (PSE), the only nationally recognized co-ed business fraternity for students interested in sales, marketing, and sales management. We are also a full member of the University Sales Center Alliance(opens in new window) (USCA).

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Corporate Partners

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

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Sales 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, sales competition activities, and elevator pitches.



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Letter from the Executive Director

"We all know we have been living through exceptional times and wanted to take a moment to welcome you back for an exciting fall semester." Read the letter from the director.

Click here to Apply Now

Please email completed applications to tpvilla@csuchico.eduFor assistance filling out your application, please email or visit our office once fall semester begins.

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Contact Us

Seufferlein Sales LinkedIn Page    Seufferlein Sales Facebook Page    Seufferlein Sales Instagram

Glenn Hall Room 206

Thomas Villa
Executive Director 

Alexandra Pomatto
Marketing Specialist

Kristen Chatham
Marketing Assistant

Emma Ritchie
Operations Specialist

Ana Flores
Operations Assistant

Jack Thobe
Operations Assistant

Mitchell Lung
Corporate Relations Specialist

Makaela Keeve
Competition Lead

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Fall 2021 Events

Calendar of Events


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A Student Athlete's Take on the SSP

Introducing our Newest SSP Lecturers

Video Message from Steve Marconi, SSP Boardmember and VP of Channel Sales at Blue Prism

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