(Left-to-Right) Mary Malone, Tommy Scruggs, Will Thompson, Joseph Flora, Nidhi Agarwal, Dr. Dean McFarlin, William McDermitt, Dr. Ryan Luchs, Paul Caswell

2019 Steel City Sales Challenge

2019 Competition Recap

1st Place: Joseph Flora (Dayton)—$2,500
2nd Place: Nidhi Agarwal (Pace)—$1,500
3rd Place: Will Thompson (Dayton)—$1,000
Finalist: Mary Malone (Dayton)—$500
Finalist: William McDermitt (WVU)—$500


Registration is limited to 30 students who will compete in a preliminary sales role-play competition round. Top scorers will move on to a final sales role-play round. Experienced sales professionals will serve as judges and evaluate student sales role-plays. There is an added incentive for the students to participate and perform. In addition to building their sales skills, up to $5,000 in scholarship prizes will be awarded.

While the challenges of selling have changed in our technology-driven world, the Center for Leadership in Professional Selling in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business is preparing students to meet them head-on.

Located on the fourth floor of Rockwell Hall, the Center's newly renovated space features simulation labs, where students can role-play their sales approaches in various settings with executives from partner firms.

Our new Center is one of the finest facilities for sales training anywhere in the country and offers us a distinct opportunity to work closely with companies to further enhance students' skills.

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