April 14, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138, email@example.com
California State University, Bakersfield students brought home high honors from the second annual California Collegiate Sales Competition recently at CSU Sacramento.
CSUB student competitors Brandon Hall and Tennison Hoofard took second place overall. Hall placed third as an individual competitor and won $900.
"I am very proud of our team's outstanding performance," said CSUB marketing professor Ron Pimentel. "They trained hard throughout winter quarter in preparation for the competition, and they are both exceptionally bright, capable students."
Each student competitor participated in a sales presentation role-play with sponsors, selling ADP payroll services and Federated business insurance. The students had to focus on several areas including making a good first impression with their buyers and selling the benefits of their products. Judges watched via closed-circuit television.
Seven schools participated in the competition this year: Arizona State, CSUB, CSU Chico, CSU Fresno, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CSU Northridge, and CSU Sacramento.
Sponsors included ADP, Liberty Mutual, Federated Insurance, J&L Marketing, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Ferguson Enterprises. The sponsors held a job fair during the day.
For more information on the competition please call Pimentel at (661) 654-6816.