University of Toledo Invitational Sales Competition (UTISC)

UTISC Sponsor Information


Finding top & available sales talent - FIRST!

Smart companies are recognizing that younger college students have the skills, coachability, and confidence, and they want to find tomorrow’s super stars FIRST. 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.  The UTISC is the first and only national sales competition to focus exclusively on the non-senior!

  • Think interns!
  • Identify top talent sooner
  • Interview top students

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Making Connections

Sponsors will be making connections throughout the entire UTISC with the Career Fair, Coaching/Interviewing Sessions, and more (17 opportunities exist). 

Sponsor Preparation

Sponsor Registration

Event Logistics (important dates, agenda, workflow/modality)

UTISC Showcase (preparation videos, role plays, and recruiting videos)

UTISC Connections(workflow/modality, links (CARLOS, Zoom, Showcase), sponsor profiles, and student resumes)

Resumes for the competitors, alternates, and helpers will be sent to the sponsors who get resumes as part of their sponsorship 2 weeks prior to the competition.

Sponsors are recommended to bring a team of 6 or more people so that students and sponsors both get the best experience and value.  Sponsor attendees will serve as judges and also get to interact with top and available sales students during the coaching/interviewing sessions (Blue sponsors and higher), buying, Career Fair, and much more.  UTISC has 17 connection opportunities!  We recommend a blend of Sales and HR professionals with more on the sales side to better connect with these top sales students.

Sponsorship Benefits

To help promote stronger and more exclusive access with the talented and available professional sales students, there are limits on the number of sponsors for most sponsor levels.

  • Why Rocket Sponsor?
    • Interact with the rest of the UToledo Sales Competition Team (fall and spring)
    • Recruiting video in the spotlight and in a channel of the UTISC Showcase
    • Share career expertise in the Student Development Career Block
    • All coaching/interviewing (3 blocks) will be with peer coaches and/or competitors
    • Get more: Tickets to entertainment to networking with students and faculty, Awards Reception seats
    • Includes ESSPS Platinum Corporate Partnership
    • Limit 4
  • Why Glass Sponsor?
  • Why Blue Sponsor?
    • Coaching/Interviewing (1-3 blocks) with competitors and/or alternates
    • Resumes on competitors, alternates, peer coaches, and UToledo workers (2 weeks prior, approx.)
    • University Contacts List on the faculty and students (2 weeks prior, approx.)
    • Opportunity to play buyer
    • Tickets to entertainment to networking with students and faculty
    • Awards Reception seats
    • OWN award at the social media competition
    • No limit
  • What do all sponsors get?
    • Logo with link to career website on UTISC home page
    • Profile for company and your team available to UTISC and ESSPS students year round
    • FIRST to see top and available students in action as you judge
    • 4 year, top and available sales talent pipeline - freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors all at one event!

For information on the exclusive and extensive sponsor benefits for the UTISC, please contact ESSPS Director, Deirdre Jones, at 419-530-2978 or

Learn more about how the ESSPS aligns with businesses.

Last Updated: 12/9/21