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Ready for careers in sales

| Gretchen Hutterli

Twenty-one UW-Eau Claire students were presented with the University Sales Center Alliance (USCA) Certified Sales Student certificate at a recognition luncheon hosted by the marketing faculty on April 30. Sponsored by the USCA, a consortium of recognized and accredited sales programs from across the United States, the national certificate program recognizes students for going beyond minimal course requirements to prepare themselves for successful sales jobs and careers. Completing the process required to receive the certificate helps students differentiate themselves from others in the sales employment market. Similarly, by denoting exceptional commitment and achievement, the USCA assists employers in identifying the best candidates for sales positions nationwide and around the world.

Congratulations to the following UW-Eau Claire Certified Sales Student certificate recipients:

  • Amanda Bower, a professional sales marketing student from Mosinee, WI
  • Natalie Clark, a professional sales marketing student from Fredonia, WI
  • Katie Dietlin, a professional sales marketing student from Fitchburg, WI
  • Jordan Fredricks, a professional sales marketing student from Jackson, WI
  • Kevin Henslin, a professional sales marketing student from Rochester, MN
  • Joe Hudson, a professional sales marketing student from Holmen, WI
  • Justin Ignarski, a professional sales marketing student from Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Carter Koleske, a professional sales marketing student from Bloomington, MN
  • Jami La Haye, a marketing student from Green Bay, WI
  • Tyler McGill, a professional sales marketing student from Hartland, WI
  • Sophia Montana, a professional sales marketing student from Rochester, MN
  • Brock Offerdahl, a professional sales marketing student from Cottage Grove, WI
  • Maddie Ouellette, a professional sales marketing student from Cambridge, MN
  • Austin Samsa, a professional sales marketing student from Suamico, WI
  • Aaron Schmitt, a professional sales marketing student from De Pere, WI
  • Jacob Schmidt, a professional sales marketing student from Holmen, WI
  • Tate Sykes, a marketing student from Hastings, MN
  • Nora Tighe, a professional sales marketing student from Pewaukee, WI
  • Jenna Williamson, a professional sales marketing student from Austin, MN
  • Ryan A. Young, a professional sales marketing and business economics student from Inver Grove Heights, MN
  • Kaycee Ziefle, a professional sales marketing student from Green Bay, WI.

To be awarded the certificate, UW-Eau Claire marketing and sales students must earn a minimum of 100 points by completing a minimum of 50 points of required coursework (earning a minimum grade of "B" in each course) and 50 points of sales related extracurricular activities and experiences, such as completing a sales internship or participating in a collegiate level sales competition. Students must also write short reflection papers describing what they did and what they learned for each of the extracurricular activities they completed for the certificate.

For more information about the USCA Certified Sales Student certificate, contact Dr. Bob Erffmeyer, director, UW-Eau Claire Center for Sales & Sales Management.