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Mills & Kittleson win UWEC Schlumberger competition

| Gretchen Hutterli

Schlumberger, the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir modeling, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry, hosted a sales competition on the UW-Eau Claire campus on October 31. Approximately 10 teams of two sales and marketing students participated in the event. Students were competing for scholarship dollars and the opportunity to participate in the corporation’s summer internship program.

UW-Eau Claire is one of four universities selected by Schlumberger to participate in the competition; other participating schools are Kansas State University, Ohio University, and the University of Houston.

All campus competitions, which were run by Schlumberger, followed the same format. Students participated in a needs assessment role play with Schlumberger professionals. The team with the highest score will advance to a final round of competitions which will be held November 14 at Schlumberger’s corporate headquarters in Houston, TX.

Coming in first place at the UW-Eau Claire competition were Dwight Mills, a professional sales marketing major from La Crosse, WI, and Christian Kittleson, a professional sales marketing major from Burnsville, MN. Maddie Ouellette and Austin Samsa took second place with Meagan Brown and Emily Glassco coming in third.

UW-Eau Claire was initially identified as a prospective university based on its record of success at the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Sarah Perez, manager of sales recruiting, training & development for Schlumberger, visited campus last spring to meet with the sales and marketing faculty to learn more about the program. Perez returned to Eau Claire in late September to introduce students to Schlumberger and the case.