National Collegiate Sales Competition
The National College Sales Competition (NCSC) is a national selling competition for college students interested in pursuing careers in professional sales. The contest is similar to the role plays students conduct in their sales classes, but with the added fun of competing against students from other universities. Each year contestants from over 60 universities participate in the NCSC hosted at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each year Bradley University takes two contestants and possibly one or more alternates to the contest. In order to be considered for the NCSC, students must have completed MTG 304 Professional Selling, participate in the Bradley University Sales Contest at the end of the fall semester, and be enrolled as a full-time student during the spring semester. The top two students from the BU Sales Contest will be invited to represent Bradley at the NCSC and, if sufficient funds are available, additional students will be invited to attend the NCSC as alternates. Contestants and alternates must be available and willing to regularly practice and prepare once the spring semester begins.
Each contestant’s travel and hotel expenses will be covered by the event’s sponsors, who will also award trophies and cash prizes to the winners. Each alternate’s travel and hotel expenses will be covered by the BU Professional Sales Program’s Corporate Partners. All contestants and alternates will be able to participate in several social events as well as a large job fair.
Students who are interested in participating in the BU Sales Contest and the NCSC should discuss it with Dr. Johlke or Dr. Garrett as soon as possible in the fall semester. For more information about the NCSC, please go to http://coles.kennesaw.edu/ncsc
Bradley NCSC Sales Teams
Students from Bradley have competed at the NCSC every year since 2004 and have earned numerous team and individual awards. Below are pictures and the names of the members of the BU Sales Teams who have represented our university at previous contests.
L-R: Jake Foster, Victoria Haan (quarterfinalist), Tanner Peterson (quarterfinalist). Not pictured: Dr. Mark Johlke
L-R: Tanner Peterson, Lindsey Sansone, Jon Stanley and Dr. Jason Garrett
L-R: Anthony Farmer (quarterfinalist), Lindsey Sansone, Sherrie Sullivan, Ashley Shanholtzer, and Dr. Jason Garrett
L-R: John Romanelli, Brittany Takata, Natalie Morton, Rob Stanley, Dan Kahne (quarterfinalist), Dr. Jason Garrett
L-R: Dr. Jason Garrett, Max Lane (13th Place Individual), Beth Schafer, Dan Short (10th Place Individual). The BU Team placed 6th Overall.
L-R: Dan Short, Dr. Jason Garrett, Letita Brodnax (7th Place Individual), David Ackerman, Jordan Hill, Colin Schaefer (16th Place Individual). The BU Team placed 4th Overall.
L-R: Tyler Goodyear (quarterfinalist), Letita Brodnax, Alexandra Mating, Dr. Mark Johlke
L-R: Greg Toth (quarterfinalist), Lisa Nielsen, Justin Smith, Neil Birky (not shown – Dr. Mark Johlke)
L-R: Simon Sarraf (2nd Place Individual), Stephanie Linder (6th Place Individual), Dr. Mark Johlke. The BU Team placed 1st Overall.
L-R: Dr. Mark Johlke, Maria Matarelli (1st Place Individual), Daun Columbo (10th Place Individual). The BU Team placed 3rd Overall.
L-R: David “Skip” Borghi (1st Place in the Product Category), Dr. Mark Johlke, David Thommes