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Strong start to 2018

Spring semester is in full swing at UW-Whitewater and for the Department of Marketing! Our February edition of the Department of Marketing Newsletter highlights recent achievements and our student, faculty and sponsor spotlights.
Marketing and Sales Career Fair – 29 companies participated with job and internship opportunities!
Perfect Pitch Sales Competition – Approximately 170 students participated and $2550 was awarded in prize money from our sponsors: Consolidated Electrical Distributors and Impact Networking.
Partners in the Classroom – students interact one-on-one with representatives from our sponsoring companies.
Student Spotlight – Jason Precia, most recent recipient of the Richard Telfer – AMA Minority Business Student Scholarship.
Faculty Spotlight – Yushan Zhao, Professor and Chair of the Department Assessment Committee.
Partner Spotlight – Brian Robinson and Jason Gardner from C.H. Robinson.
Read more here!

Jason Precia

Jason Precia, Student Spotlight

Perfect Pitch Spring Finalists 18

Finalists from the Perfect Pitch


Congratulations to the AMA/sales students for an outstanding performance at the UNLV AMA Western Regional Collegiate Conference held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Jan. 27. Click here for the full story.


UW-Whitewater AMA/sales students pose in front of the University of Nevada Lee Business School during the competition. Back row, from left, Haley Lechner, Cameron Neuhauser, Kelsey Berchem, Katie Hart, and Trevor Raasch; middle, from left, Matt Young and Sam Wanezek; and in front, Kelly Deschner.

And we have a lot more coming soon!

Julie photo

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AMA 10th Annual Regional Conference – Experiential Marketing

The UWW chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) hosted their 10th Annual Regional Conference on Friday, October 13th. This year the theme of the conference was Experiential MarketingKeynote speakers included representatives from GMR Marketing, Summerfest, the Milwaukee Bucks, and Tito’s Vodka.
Over 450 students from 26 different AMA chapters attended, coming from as far away as Germany. In addition to attending the keynote presentations, students competed in a variety of marketing competitions. There were five competitions: Sales, Mock Interview, Elevator Pitch, Digital Marketing, and a Marketing Case. All students that competed had the chance of winning almost $7,000 in prizes. There was also a career fair that allowed students to network with over 40 employers coming from a variety of fields of business.

Dr. Kopf Receives Award

Congratulations Dr. Dennis Kopf, Associate Professor for the Department of Marketing. The UW-Whitewater College of Business and Economics held its inaugural Master’s Hooding Ceremony on May 12, 2017.  At the ceremony, Management Department Chair Jon Werner presented the Online Teaching Excellence Award to Dr. Kopf.  He taught a variety of in class and online graduate courses this past year and will also be teaching undergraduate courses for Fall term.  Congratulations Dennis!

Dr. Kopf receives online teaching award

Institute for Sales Excellence – Sales Cup Winners Announced

On Friday, April 28th, students participated in the last sales competition for the academic year, Relationship Selling, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.  This competition, one of many throughout the year, is one way that students can earn Sales Cup points. Throughout the year, students have been earning and accumulating points with the goal of winning the annual Sales Cup.  Points are given for participating in internal and external sales competitions, certificate programs, job fairs and networking events. Winning at sales competitions awards more points.  The Northwestern Mutual Relationship Selling event was the last chance for students to earn points and determine the Sales Cup Winners!

Stephanie Mueller Sales Cup Winner

Stephanie Mueller, Sales Cup Winner, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual

CONGRATULATIONS to Stephanie Mueller, the Grand Champion of the Sales Cup!  She was awarded $1500 from our sponsor, Northwestern Mutual.  Stephanie was also one of the Advanced Division Champions from the Relationship Selling competition. Ashley Gillitzer was Runner-Up for the Sales Cup, winning $1000 from ABC Supply and also was an Advanced Division Champion from the Relationship Selling competition.  Nick Rasmussen also was Runner-Up for the Sales Cup, winning $1000 from CH Robinson and a Runner-Up for the Advanced Division Relationship Selling competition.

We are very proud of all our student competitors!  There were a total of 17 Sales Cup Winners, earning nearly $10,000 from corporate sponsors – Northwestern Mutual, ABC Supply, CH Robinson, Aerotek, Steinhafels, BMO Harris, Sherwin Williams, Federated Insurance, CED, Impact, JJ Keller, TekSystems, Marine Credit Union, and Penske Truck Leasing.

The Northwestern Mutual Relationship Selling Competition awarded over $3,000 to a total of 15 winners!

Congratulations to all winners and THANK YOU to our business partners and sponsors that help make this happen!

Relationship Selling Winners

Stephanie Mueller, Ashley Gillitzer, Trevor Raasch – Advanced Division Champion winners from the Relationship Selling Sales Competition, sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.