Empower Your Career: Women in Professional Sales on March 26

Posted: Wednesday, March 26th 2014 at 11:40 AM

The new Professional Sales Pathway Series started with a vision from Dean Van Slyke. His goal with the series is to encourage business students to consider a career in professional sales. Pathways events will feature outside sales professionals, most of whom are FCB alumni. There are a total of four Pathways for this semester, with the possibility of more in the fall.

The next event, Empower Your Career: Women in Professional Sales is on March 26, 2014, and will feature an all female panel. It will be held in the Gardner Auditorium, from 5:30PM – 6:30PM.

The first Pathways event, Jump Start Your Career Today, was on March 12, 2014. The Dean invited students for pizza and a meet and greet with top sales professionals, after which there was a panel discussion. There were three panelists: Jeff Jennings (’78 BSBA), Commercial Real Estate, Prostar Realty, Phoenix; Bob Loechel, Development Executive at IBM, Phoenix; Scott Coor (’76 MKT), VP Sales and Marketing, Trendwood, Inc., Phoenix. Coor is also the person instrumental in bringing together Bill Franke and the College of Business as well as playing a key role in arranging the FCB student field trips to visit Warren Buffett. This was an exciting start to the series, and paved the way for the upcoming events.

The last two events will be Launch Your Professional Sales Career: The First Five Years, which will feature recent FCB graduates, and Doing Well While Doing Good, which will focus on the non-profit sector. The events are scheduled for April 2, 2014 and April 9, 2014 respectively, from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in Gardner Auditorium. Dates are subject to change.

This Pathways series will be a great way for students to learn more about sales careers, and talk to professionals who are currently in the field. As a bonus, students who attend all four events will receive a certificate from the Dean citing their participation.

This promises to be an exciting Pathways series, so be sure to check it out! 

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