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Institute for Sales Excellence – Sales Cup

The big finale for the Institute for Sales culminates in the form of the Sales Cup Awards! Over the academic year, students compete to earn monetary awards by participating in Institute for Sales Excellence sponsored programs. Students earn points by: participating in activities including sales competitions, certificate programs, interview days, job shadowing, and company visits.  Nearly $11,000 was awarded to the Sales Cup winners from 16 different sponsors. CONGRATULATIONS!

1st Place – Nick Rasmussen

2nd Place – Kelsey Berchem

3rd Place – Matt Young, Kelly Deschner, Sam Wanezek, Tommy Zoerner, Katelyn Wondolkowski and Kayla Agostini

4th Place – Cam Neuhauser, Trevor Raasch, Paytin Kennicott, Katie Hart, Lauren Macchia, Brianna Oelke, Sam Gobert, Robert Koenen, Nicole Alt and Sam Morgan.

THANK YOU to our sponsors! ABC Supply, Aerotek, Penske Truck Leasing, Steinhafels, Liberty Mutual, Cottingham and Butler, BMO Harris, Gartner, Victor Envelope, Impact Networking, C.H. Robinson, Northwestern Mutual Lueder and Kosnick groups, Spacesaver, Sherwin-Williams, Federated Credit Union, Marine Credit Union, Consolidated Electrical Distributors.

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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

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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.

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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!

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If you would like to be on the mailing list for our Department of Marketing Newsletter, have any questions about our program, or need more information, please email Editor-in-Chief and Department Assistant, Julie Hill, at hillj@uww.edu.

 

Marketing Department Newsletter

We are past the halfway mark for Fall semester! Students, faculty and AMA are keeping very busy and already have many accomplishments. Our second edition of the Marketing Department newsletter has highlights from the AMA 10th Annual Regional Conference, the Institute for Sales Excellence, as well as student, faculty and alumni spotlights.

Click HERE to read more in our Marketing Department Newsletter!

 

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.

Deparment of Marketing is in FULL SWING!

The students and faculty in the Department of Marketing are in full swing with career fairs, sales competitions, conferences in addition to coursework!

Recently, we held our annual Partners in the Classroom event. This is a special opportunity for hundreds of students to directly meet with over 30 of our local sponsors and partners. Many are sales, retail and digital marketing students seeking jobs and internships. Following the event is our popular Sales Team “Meet and Greet.” This was another opportunity to mingle with sales students in a more informal setting.

The first sales competition of the year was held last week. The Perfect Pitch competition had over 50 judges participate from our partnering companies. The Perfect Pitch is a 45-90 second pitch that demonstrates yourself to a prospective new employer. Over a hundred students participated! Student winners receive monetary awards. Here are the top 5 winners:

Sam Morgan – $500
Therese Merkel – $400
Anna Tracy – $300
Zach Goggins – $200
Kelsey Berchem – $150

Congratulations!

AMA Regional Conference is happening Friday, October 13. AMA Chapters from all over the nation will be in attendance participating in workshops, sales competitions and guest speakers. For more information, visit http://www.uwwama.org/

 

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.

 

Freshman Wins First Place in National Business Competition

Congratulations Maricela Castillo, Freshman Marketing major, for earning first place at the Credit Union National Society (CUNA) Mutual Framework for Opportunity Convergence and the Utilization of Sustainable Solution (FOCUSS) competition, held on March 10, 2017!  Dennis Kopf, Associate Professor of Marketing, collaborated with Maricela through the Research Apprentice Program at UWW.  What a wonderful opportunity for both Professor Kopf and Maricela to engage in the research process and be recognized for their hard work through competition.

Maricela earned her award for her presentation on “Unbanked and Underbanked Populations in the U.S.” She will present her research at the next national competition hosted by CUNA Mutual in Madison on April 19, competing against national first place winners.  Read the full article about her research at http://royalpurplenews.com/