UW-Eau Claire student wins division at Ball State University sales competition
Members of the UW-Eau Claire sales team at the 9th Annual Ball State University Regional Sales Competition (from l to r): Jerry Kollross, Aaron Severson, Patrick Connelly, Cory Conway, and Keenan Meitner.
Aaron Severson, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire professional sales marketing major from Green Bay, WI, won first place in his division and a check for $500 at the 9th Annual Ball State University Regional Sales Competition, October 12, 2012 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Other universities competing at the event were Bowling Green State University, Central Michigan, Indiana University, Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, University of Louisville, and University of Toledo. This is the first time UW-Eau Claire has been invited to participate in the competition.
Students at the Ball State competition delivered 20-minute sales presentations for ADP payroll software. All students participated in one round of competition; the top scoring individual from each school progressed on to a second round of competition. In Round Two, students were split into two divisions by school location. Schools in UW-Eau Claire’s division included Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Louisville.
Other UW-Eau Claire students competing at the Ball State sales competition were Cory Conway, a marketing major from Mendota Heights, MN; Patrick J. Connelly, a professional sales marketing major from Edina, MN; and Keenan Meitner, a professional sales marketing major from Hortonville, WI. The UW-Eau Claire team was coached by Jerry Kollross, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing.
“All four of our competitors had their best role plays of the year and they received great feedback from their judges,” said Kollross. “The competition was a great experience for our students.”
The UW-Eau Claire Sales Team is supported by a grant from the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Initiative and by private gifts made to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation on behalf of the Department of Management and Marketing. To learn more about sponsorships, contact Jerry Kollross, UW-Eau Claire Department of Management and Marketing.