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K-State Today Student Edition

February 15, 2016

Sales Career Fair highlights upcoming K-State Sales Week

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

All Kansas State University students are invited to participate in the fifth annual K-State Sales Week, sponsored by the College of Business Administration's National Strategic Selling Institute, or NSSI, with events taking place from Thursday, Feb. 18-Thursday, Feb. 25.

The week's events are open to all majors, and get started with the Frito Lay Resume Workshop, from 4:30–7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in 308 Calvin Hall. This is a great opportunity for students to get help with their resume before the job hunt.

Featuring more than 30 employers, the Sales Week Career Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom. An National Strategic Selling Institute Corporate Partner Networking event will be that night from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center Barrett Wildcat Den. It will allow students to expand their network and learn more about the hiring process from the partner recruiting firms.

Throughout the day Monday, Feb. 22, there will be eight professional development workshops hosted by National Strategic Selling Insitute business partners. Six additional workshops will be Tuesday, Feb. 23. All workshops will be in the K-State Alumni Center's Powercat and Jordan Rooms on Monday, and Purple Pride Conference Room on Tuesday. Seating at these workshops is limited to 12 students, and seats will be offered on a reservation basis. To see a complete schedule of the workshop topics and to confirm your seat, please register at www.tinyurl.com/NSSIProfDev2016.

Students will have the chance to put their selling skills to the test in a role-playing scenario as a Textron Aviation sales representative during the Textron Sales Competition Tuesday, Feb. 23. Students can sign up for the competition and register for a 15-minute time slot.

A Sales Week keynote speech will be delivered by Lee Salz, Sales Architects, from 10:30–11:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in the K-State Alumni Center Tadtman Boardroom. You can register to attend the speech, "Sales Differentiation: 12 Key Principles to Winning More Business at Desired Prices", by visiting www.tinyurl.com/NSSIKeynote2016.

Wrapping up the week's activities will be a National Strategic Selling Institute sales certificate information session from 5:15–6:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in 101 Thompson Hall. The institute's Certificate in Professional Strategic Selling, open to all majors at the university, allows students to distinguish themselves by demonstrating professionalism and competency in selling skills.

To see the full schedule and a list of employers for the career fair and workshop sessions, click here.