SOURCE: Pi Sigma Epsilon

Pi Sigma Epsilon

August 28, 2014 10:06 ET

Pi Sigma Epsilon Kicks Off Annual Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon

Year-Long Collegiate Competition Provides "Real World" Sales Experience

GREENFIELD, WI--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2014) - Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), the national fraternity for sales and marketing students and professionals, today launched its annual Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon collegiate sales competition. The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon promotes sales as a professional career, provides an authentic B2B sales experience, demonstrates the importance of selling skills, and provides a unique skill development opportunity for college students. This year's sales training content will be provided by Carew International and will feature Carew's popular Dimensions of Professional Selling® sales training program. The Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon is made possible with the sponsor support of MultiView, Vector Marketing Corporation and Northwestern Mutual.

PSE Executive Director Ann Devine conveyed high expectations for this year's event. "Nothing better exemplifies the mission of PSE more than our annual Pro-Am sales competitions," stated Devine. "We take pride in the skill development offered at these regional and national sales events, as well as a unique, real-world sales experience for participating students. Each year we strive to improve the integrity of the professional development component, as well as the overall competition process," Devine continued. "This year our corporate support and training partnership will enable us to take a great leap forward," said Devine.

The 2014-2015 Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Schedule is as follows:

Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2014 Midwest Regional University of Northern Iowa
Nov. 7-8. 2014 Atlantic Regional James Madison University
Nov. 7-8, 2014 West Regional California State
Nov. 14-15, 2014 North Central Regional The Ohio State University
Nov. 21-22, 2014 Northeast Regional Bryant University
Nov. 21-22, 2014 South Regional Louisiana State University
Apr. 15-17, 2015 National Conference Houston, TX (Hyatt downtown)

About Pi Sigma Epsilon
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, professional, co-educational fraternity in marketing, sales and management. Founded in 1952, PSE's mission is to develop sales and marketing skills in its members. Additionally, PSE promotes the fields of marketing and sales as careers. More than 2,500 collegians come together with professionals and PSE alumni to enhance their academic, professional and personal experiences.

About PSE National Educational Foundation
Pi Sigma Epsilon is the only national, professional, co-educational fraternity in marketing, sales and management. Founded in 1952, PSE's mission is to develop the sales and marketing skills in its members. Additionally, PSE promotes the fields of marketing and sales as careers, and is currently identified as one of the greater impact forces to motivate college students to enter those fields. Individuals from a diverse collegiate membership of more than 2,500 come together in PSE to enhance their academic, professional and personal experiences. The foundation exists to support sales and marketing education and encourage high scholastic achievement in those fields.

About Carew International
Carew International is a leading provider of training and development, specializing in comprehensive, proven programs for improved performance in sales, inside sales, leadership and customer service. For nearly 40 years, Carew has consistently delivered dramatic results in productivity and profitability for clients worldwide. Carew International is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

About MultiView
Based in Irving, Texas, MultiView has been the leading digital publisher to the world of associations for almost a decade. They create online buyers guides, email news briefs, and live learning centers for the most influential trade and professional associations in the world. In partnership with these associations, their sales group contacts businesses around the world to sell advertising in their industry-specific digital publications. MutliView partners with national trade associations and creates digital media for them. They also sell advertising to companies that are looking to be in front of a specific audience.

About Vector Marketing Corporation
Vector Marketing Corporation is an international direct sales firm that markets Cutco Cutlery, a line of kitchen cutlery, accessories and sporting knives of the highest quality. Headquartered in Olean, NY, Vector is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cutco, which has been manufacturing Cutco Cutlery for 52 years. Handcrafted in the United States of the finest materials, Cutco products have a Forever Guarantee that protects the consumer's investment. As the sole distributor of Cutco, Vector has offices across the United States and Canada, as well as overseas.

About Northwestern Mutual
For over 150 years, Northwestern Mutual has consistently focused on one ambition: to do the right thing for the people who put their trust in us. The products and services offered through carefully selected subsidiaries and affiliates, offer a network of solutions to address needs for financial security and protection, capital accumulation, asset distribution and estate preservation. Northwestern was voted as "America's Most Admired" life/health insurer in 2007 by Fortune magazine.

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PSE Executive Director Ann Devine 
Carew International CEO Jeff Seeley

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Ann Devine
    Executive Director
    Pi Sigma Epsilon
    Phone: (414) 328-1952