Increasing the Role of Professional Sales
It’s a fact! More than 50% of college graduates hold their first job in a sales-related role. Additional research puts this number as high as 60% for all business majors. While the national average for job placement hovers around 51%, sales programs report an average +90% job placement rate. Getting into sales can help boost the businesses of these students. They can find the right niche that they want to be a part of and then go from there, using private label manufacturers to help with the distribution of their products and getting them in touch with similar businesses. The possibilities for sales are endless.
SEF elevates the sales profession by focusing on the entire “supply chain” of sales. We assist universities with the goal of starting a sales program and promote well-established programs. University students can learn about the advantages of a sales career and participate in GrowthPlay’s Chally assessment offered at no cost to university sales programs. Hiring organizations can download the largest source of sales program data and recruiters can use the data to define their hiring strategies – all offered at no cost.
By promoting professional sales for over a decade, the perception of sales has improved and the importance placed on an organization’s sales force has increased.
Helping Sales Programs Stand Out
The Sales Education Foundation assists university sales programs in multiple ways. We provide worldwide exposure for established programs through our “Top Universities for Professional Sales” listing featured in the ANNUAL magazine and help kick start other programs. Those teaching sales can work with us to bring our unique Career Development Program to their sales students. We financially support academic conferences and events. Visit our Universities page to learn more.Work Together
Sales Education Is the First Step to Success
Sales plays a key role in every industry. The number of students entering the workforce in sales continues to grow. Helping students understand their natural strengths and the importance of choosing the right sales position are keys to future success. SEF offers our Career Development Program each semester to students studying sales. Visit our Students page to learn more.Explore Sales
Sales Education Graduates Enhance the Sales Force
Helping industry make connections with the ever-growing number of university sales programs and their students remains a major focus of SEF. We serve as a conduit of information for hiring organizations and recruiters and promote the fact that sales program graduates come to the workforce armed with the tools and talent to contribute to their organizations from day one. Visit our Companies page to learn more.Utilize Resources