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
Sales and Marketing Career Discovery Night - September 26
Students 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
Internal Sales Competition - October 14, 2016
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.
Corporate Coaching Sessions - November 2+3 and March 22+23
Corporate 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).
Smart 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.
Networking Night – March 15, 2017
Business professional networking in the evening between professional sales students and recruiters. Sit down, enjoy appetizers, and have real career conversations with our students.
Online Registration (registration opens in December/January)
Awards Reception - April 18, 2017
Morning 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.
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.
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/February.
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 Deirdre.Jones@utoledo.edu to learn more
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.