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Sweet 16 Sales Challenge

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2019 Sweet 16 Sales Challenge competitors

The Sweet 16 Sales Challenge is a local Chico State sales competition that takes place during the fall semester. This semester, 140 students enrolled in "Strategic Personal Selling" (Marketing 473) are participating in four rounds of role plays. The top 16 students will then move on to compete in the Sweet 16 where live role plays are streamed to corporate partner judging rooms.

Attending the Sweet 16 Corporate Connect and judging the competition are benefits of Corporate Partnership with the Seufferlein Sales Program. The number of representatives companies are permitted to bring depends on the partnership level (PDF).



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2019 Competition

The Sweet 16 Sales Challenge is a local Chico State sales competition that takes place during the fall semester. This semester, students enrolled in “MKTG 473-Strategic Personal Selling” are participating in in-class role plays. The top 16 students will move on to compete in the Sweet 16 Sales Challenge where live role plays are judged by you, our corporate partners. The event is divided into two components – the Corporate Connect (Thursday evening) and the role play competition (Friday).

Thursday, November 7

Corporate Connect Event: Showcase your company and network with the competitors and sales students!

  • Time: 6:30–8 p.m.
  • Location: Colusa Hall, Room 100
Friday, November 8

Sweet 16 Sales Challenge role plays: participate in judging some of Chico State’s top sales talent!

  • Time: 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Colusa Hall, Room 100

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Letter from the Executive Director

"We will not miss a beat being virtual this semester, and as a matter of fact, I honestly believe that our students will receive even more marketable sales skills due to the virtual nature of our course delivery." Read the letter from the director.


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Contact Us

Glenn Hall Room 206

Thomas Villa
Executive Director
tpvilla@csuchico.edu 
530-898-3840 

Katharine Glennon
Sales Program Lead
kglennon@csuchico.edu 

Ryan Brumfield
Corporate Relations Specialist
rbrumfield2@csuchico.edu 

Mattea Bertain
Marketing Specialist
mbertain@csuchico.edu 

Dominique Faubert
Marketing Specialist
dfaubert@csuchico.edu 

Lindsey Alford
Student Assistant
lalford@mail.csuchico.edu


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Please email completed applications to kglennon@csuchico.edu.


Fall 2020 Events (all events will be hosted virtually)

Calendar of Events

Sep 16/30 | Powerful Presentations Workshops

Sep 21/Nov 2 | Applying Samurai Wisdom to Selling Workshops

Sep 24/Nov 16 | How to Excel pt. 1

Oct 1/Dec 2 | How to Excel pt. 2

Oct 7/Dec 9 | Your Secret Weapons: Emotional and Cultural Intelligence Workshops

Oct 13-14 | Sweet 16 Sales Showcase 

Oct 21/Nov 4 | High Performance Habits Workshops

Oct 28-29 | Fall Sales Showcase

Nov 12-13 | CSU Sales Competition


Quicklinks


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Welcoming the SSP's Youngest Member - Brooklynn Rose Corbaley

Featured Standout Students: Ryan Brumfield and Mattea Bertain

Introducing our Newest SSP Lecturers

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

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