Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales (ESSPS)

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5017 Stranahan Hall
419.530.7744 (Fax)

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3130 Savage & Associates Business Complex
419.530.5353 (Fax)


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.


Corporate Partner Panel Series - Corporate Partner Exclusive

cppsThe Corporate Partner Panel Series is a series of presentations on professional sales and career related topics that are done solely by ESSPS Corporate Partners.  Students in attendance will be professional sales majors, minors, pre-professional sales majors, professional sales MBA concentrations, anyone taking a professional class, and students in Intro to Business, Career Development I and II, Communications, and Engineering who have an interest in professional selling and business development.  Students registered in professional sales classes are required to attend one presentation. Students will receive extra credit they can apply to professional sales class(es) of their choice if they attend more than one session in a given semester.

Sessions will be web casted for secure on-demand viewing afterwards in the ESSPS catalog (click here to login to the Events Catalog).  Pizza and pop will be provided.




11:00-12:30 in SB 1200B


Corporate Partner Firms

1-4 firms per session

September 17, 2014

 Internships 101

 Tenneco, Automatic Data Processing, Northwestern Mutual

October 15, 2014

 Hunters vs Farmers

 UniFirst, SSOE

November 12, 2014

 To B2B or not to B2B? B2B vs B2C Sales

 Liberty Mutual, Enterprise

January 21, 2015

 When and How to do Your MBA

 Owens Corning

February 18, 2015

 Personal and Professional Impact of a Professional Sales Career

 Thomson Reuters, Hilti, Tom James Company

March 4, 2015

 Working with your Sales Manager

 Huntington, TEK, 3M

April 8, 2015

 How Technology is Changing Professional Selling

 Shrader Tire & Oil

Networking Night – October 20, 2015  

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.

Information Flyer (updated flyer coming in spring)                 

Online Registration (registration opens in August)








Internal Sales Competition - March 20, 2015

utisc all winnersRecruiters interact with select top professional sales students in this all-day, tournament style sales competition.  Recruiters serve as judges, buyers, and coaches and get to pre-screen candidates using a special version of the online Role Play Catalog and resumes.

Information Flyer                

Online Registration (closed)  







ESSPS Advisory Board Meeting and Awards Reception - April 24, 2015

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


UT Invitational Sales Competition - NATIONAL - February 25-27, 2016

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!







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


Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE) Golf Outing - September 27

Student Flyer


Sales and Marketing Career Discovery Night - September 29 and February 16

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.    

Student Flyer           


Strategic Alignment

Executive Sales Summit – new format in development

Meet sales leaders who share a kinship and passion for sales. Learn from sharing challenges and best practices at this interactive half day summit that includes keynotes and panel discussions.  For sales executives only and by invitation.  Live and on-demand web cast available!


Sales Organization Development

Professional Sales Certificate Programs

Representative - cohorts begin each February and July and last 4 months

Custom training and consulting services are available



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


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.

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Last Updated: 3/22/15