Cal State Fullerton’s Sales Leadership Center has again been recognized by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) among the programs best preparing young people for careers in sales. The recognition is the third consecutive annual accolade for the program, which is housed at the Cal State Fullerton College of Business and Economics, but is open to Titans of all majors.
“We celebrate the courageous efforts of these sales programs as they have charted new territory to ensure that students are well served in spite of the pandemic,” says Sally Stevens, executive director of SEF, as she announced the 15th anniversary edition of the SEF annual magazine, which includes the rankings.
Among the factors involved in inclusion are having sales-related degree programs and certificates and supporting the sales profession.
The CSUF Sales Leadership Center offers a minor and certificate program in sales, competitions in which students present sales pitches to business professionals acting as judges, career fairs and opportunities for student leadership.
“This year, we offered an all-California State University Sales Competition in cooperation with four sister universities that elevated our programs to businesses seeking our students,” stated Brad Anderson, director of the Sales Leadership Center. The other universities involved in the competition included Chico State, Cal State Los Angeles and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
“We appreciate our sponsors who fund our events and activities to provide these services to our students interested in sales careers,” says Anderson. “We are proud our students are better prepared for sales careers with our sponsor companies and over 80% find internships and career opportunities with these sponsors.”
During the coronavirus pandemic, the center has continued its events virtually and looks forward to the return of in-person operations in fall 2021.