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Sweet 16 Sales Challenge

2017 Sweet 16 competitors

2017 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 partnership level.

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2018 Competition

The 2018 Sweet 16 Sales Challenge will be held November 29-30. This year's competition will feature a Henry Schein role play scenario. Role plays are 12 minutes long and are streamed live to attending corporate partners who judge the competition.







  • Date & Time:  Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Location:  Colusa Hall
  • Details:  The Corporate Connect is open to all Chico State students and SSP Corporate Partners. The evening includes a speed interviewing event, competition instructions and information, and networking opportunities. Light appetizers will be served; dress is business casual.
  • Setup:  Corporate Partners are asked to have their tabletop displays and giveaways set up by 6 PM. We will provide a 5' x 3' table with a white linen.


  • Date & Time:  Friday, November 30, 2018 from 8:00 AM-12:30 PM
  • Location:  Student Services Center
  • Details:  the Friday competition is for student competitors and Corporate Partners only. The day includes a continental breakfast and lunch for all participants. If you are interested in participating as an observer, please contact Art Cox, Corporate Director, at alcox@csuchico.edu or (530) 898-5509.


  • Date & Time:  Friday, November 30, 2018 from 12:30-1:30 PM
  • Location:  Colusa Hall
  • Details:  the Awards Luncheon is open to all competitors and Corporate Partners.


  • Date & Time:  Friday, November 30, 2018 from 1:30-5:00 PM
  • Location:  Student Services Center
  • Details:  interview rooms MUST be reserved with the Career Center in advance by calling (530) 898-5253.

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Oxford Suites hotel in Chico
Accommodations, Event Map & Parking

Please refer to the information below for details regarding recommended accommodations, an Event Map and parking.



  • Directions:  driving directions and additional info. about getting to our beautiful campus
  • Corporate Partner Accommodations:  special rates are offered by Oxford Suites. Please be sure to mention the Chico State Sales Competition when making your reservation.
  • Parking:  Chico State has transitioned to a mobile parking app system called PassportParking. Please refer to these detailed instructions re: downloading and using this new and highly efficient process. Also included are alternative ways to purchase parking. Please refer to this campus parking map that identifies the buildings and parking lots and notes the “zone numbers” that are needed to pay for parking with this app. 

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2017 Competition

The 2017 Sweet 16 Sales Challenge utilized a role play case from ADP, one of our Platinum Partners. Congratulations to the winners:

2016 Sweet 16 winners
  • 1st place:  Georden Rodriguez
  • 2nd place:  Ellen Falltrick
  • 3rd place:  Selma Betten
  • 4th place:  Cheyanne Morris



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