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SEF collects stories, articles and announcements from educators, researchers, professionals and universities. Our foundation has become a information clearinghouse on university sales education, sales research, conferences and news from the sales programs we support.  Good news should be shared – so let us know what’s happening and we’ll share it here.

Our main News page features a just posted article below.  Beyond this, use the Category headings to the right to check out other items of interest.

Just Posted

New Research Explores Critical Question – Hire Experience or “Fresh Recruits?”

For sales managers, one difficult “either/or” choice revolves around whom to hire. That is, is it better for an
organization to hire experienced salespeople, or “fresh recruits” straight out of collegiate sales programs? New research led by Willy Bolander at Florida State University, and published in the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management (JPSSM), provides much needed insight into this critical question … In short, for organizations looking for sustained, long-term success, it pays to hire collegiately trained, inexperienced salespeople.

See the Executive Summary and link to the full paper here.

Learn more about other sales-related research and access links to published papers/articles by visiting our Sales Research page here.

  • Neil Rackham Receives Honorary Degree

    Congratulations to Neil Rackham, renowed author, Sales guru and long-time friend of SEF, on receiving an honorary degree from Edinburgh Napier University. Read the press release here.

  • History of the SEF ANNUAL Magazine Showcases Growth in Sales Programs

    SEF has published a short history of the ANNUAL magazine first published in 2007 outlining yearly milestones. Magazine was created to promote university sales education programs, providing these programs with a platform for promoting their offerings.  Read more about the ANNUAL and the growth of listed programs.  

  • SEF Partner GrowthPlay Receives Inc. Magazine Recognition

    We are very excited to share that SEF partner company GrowthPlay was named #22 on “Inc. 500”, which is Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. that list. They also received the #1 ranking in the Business Products and Services category.  The magazine is available on newsstands everywhere.  Check out the web link here.  

  • The 2018 ANNUAL Magazine

    Including the most comprehensive listing of university sales education programs worldwide, our 12th edition also features articles by many well-known sales professionals and educators that you’ll want to explore. Our ANNUAL is a free, downloadable resource for recruiters, educators, sales organizations and everyone interested in learning more about professional sales education. The 12th edition, 2018…