The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales


The Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS) at the University of Toledo hosts a number of outreach events throughout the academic year that are designed to engage with our business community for talent recruitment, strategic alignment, and sales force development.



Exclusive Platinum Engagement - Throughout Year 

Small group interactions between Platinum Corporate Partners and select students.  The Platinum Corporate Partner selects the date, and the ESSPS hosts and organizes the engagement (breakfast, lunch, dinner, workshop, etc).  Special invitations will be extended to students based on interest and fit of the students and/or Platinum Corporate Partners.  Students click here to view the schedule and sign-up.


Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) Golf Outing - September 9

Student Flyer


Sales and Marketing Career Discovery Night - September 26

career discovery nightStudents rotate through career based tables to learn more about the types of career opportunities in sales and marketing.  The emphasis is on the career exploration and not on the companies.  Student organizations, faculty, and advisers will be on hand to answer questions and provide resources

Student Flyer  




Internal Sales Competition - October 14, 2016

utisc role play

All day, 2 round tournament style sales competition where the top students compete and serve as ambassadors.  Recruiters act as judges, coaches, and buyers.  Access to student resumes and role plays are provided in advance to arrange custom coaching/interview assignments.  ESSPS Program Sponsors only.





Fall Fête at Hensville - October 14, 2016


Business casual social interaction with students, alumni, and businesses.  Live music, cash bar, and UT entertainment.  Seniors will be paired with their younger peers to assist with networking and coaching. Will follow the Internal Sales Competition and precede Homecoming.  Discounted Homecoming tickets in a special ESSPS section are available.  Pilot for fall 2016.

Information Flyer

Online Registration



Corporate Coaching Sessions - November 2+3 and March 22+23

coachingCorporate Partners (Recognized Recruiters pending student availability) interact directly with professional sales students in coaching and reception sessions.  Corporate coaches will provide relevant and valuable coaching feedback for students in PSLS 3440 Sales (juniors) while also demonstrating a good coaching model for students in PSLS 4710 Sales Force Leadership (seniors).





UT Invitational Sales Competition - NATIONAL - February 23-25, 2017

utisc role playSmart companies are recognizing that younger college students have the skills, coachability, and confidence, and they want to find tomorrow’s super stars today.  Cast your organization into the rich waters of the UTISC for a higher probability of offer acceptance.  Avoid the frustration of trying to snag seniors who already have accepted jobs or have multiple offers on the table.

Secure your spot now!



Networking Night – March 15, 2017  

networking nightBusiness professional networking in the evening between professional sales students and recruiters.  Sit down, enjoy appetizers, and have real career conversations with our students.

Event Page                






Awards Reception - April 10, 2017

advisory board awardsMorning networking and awards reception with top professional sales students (ie: competition teams, scholarship recipients, Ambassadors, student organization leaders, etc).  ESSPS Program Sponsors only.





COBI Job Fair

Recruiters interact with all majors in the College of Business & Innovation in a traditional job fair format.  The COBI Job Fair is handled by Business Career Programs.

Job Fair Dates and Registration


COBI Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques

Recruiters interact with all majors in the College of Business & Innovation to do mock interviews and provide resume critiques.  Mock interviews and resume critiques are handled by Business Career Programs.

Mock Interview and Resume Critique Dates


Strategic Alignment

Advisory Board Committees

Corporate Partners, select students, and faculty/staff meet 3 times a year to maintain strategic alignment and encourage networking.  Committees will focus on/meet in Outreach/September, Curricula/December, and Research/March.


Sales Organization Development

Professional Sales Certificate Programs

Custom Training and Consulting Services



ESSPS Corporate Partners and Recognized Recruiters receive complimentary and/or discounted admission to our valuable events

Contact ESSPS Director, Deirdre Jones, at 419-530-2978 and to learn more


Event Materials

Access to web cast links, agendas, bios, and parking information  



Web Casts

Accommodate your busy schedule and take charge of your professional development by attending and participating in the College of Business & Innovation’s interactive event web casts.  The College of Business & Innovation (COBI) at the University of Toledo is proud and excited to announce the launch of its online event catalogs.  To better serve and reach our global business community, the COBI will be streaming public and private (ie: password protected) events such as forums, summits, conferences, etc live over the internet.  Events will also be available on-demand shortly after the event is over so members of the business community can continue to watch and share them with their colleagues.  

Do you think that secure, interactive web casts that save time, money, and improve internal coordination would be useful for your own organization’s training, events, role play assessments, meetings, etc?  Facility rentals in the Savage & Associates Complex for Business Learning and Engagement including portable equipment and video conferencing are available.  Call 419-530-2978 for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: 12/16/16