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

UTISC juniors are next year’s seniors, and UTISC sophomores are next year’s juniors. 

Receiving a sales talent pipeline that can deliver immediately and throughout 4 years gives sponsors the insight and ability to make offers in a variety of timelines. That kind of adaptability is valuable and allows sponsors to develop an impactful relationship with these top sales students via internship, micro-internship, mentorship, corporate preview day, and otherwise staying in touch.

Sponsors also play an active role in growing university sales program enrollments nationwide as UTISC serves as a recruiting tool for universities to attract new students. The students drawn to UTISC are exceptional, and a number go on to be semi finalists or finalists and/or peer coaches at future national sales competitions. Find them first at UTISC!

Universities receive either a Full Access or Development invitation:

  • Full Access - 36 universities who will bring competitors (role play and social media) and possibly alternates and/or peer coaches
  • Development - up to 10 universities who will bring learners and competitors (social media)

A select group of high school students will be at UTISC to observe.

UTISC is likely to have 120-170 students not including the 50+ students who are helping to run UTISC!

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See the top universities that are competing 

Making Connections

Sponsors will be making connections throughout the entire UTISC with the Development Blocks, Career Fair, Coaching/Interviewing Sessions, Social Media Competition, and more (15 opportunities exist).

Sponsor Preparation

Sponsor Registration (deadline January 31, 2023)

Development Block Preference Survey (deadline January 31, 2023)

Event Logistics (important dates, agenda, workflow)

UTISC Showcase (preparation videos, role play examples, and recruiting videos.  Full competition role play videos are login protected and available for Glass and higher sponsors)

UTISC Connections(workflow, links, 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 development blocks (Blue sponsors and higher), coaching/interviewing sessions (Blue sponsors and higher), buying, Career Fair, and much more.  UTISC has 15 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?
    • Role Play Room branded for your company for 1 year
    • Recruiting video in the spotlight and in a channel of the UTISC Showcase
    • All coaching/interviewing (2 blocks) will be with peer coaches and/or competitors
    • Get more: development blocks, Social Media Competition prize money, tickets to entertainment to network with students and faculty, awards reception seats
    • Includes ESSPS Platinum Corporate Partnership
    • Limit 4
  • Why Glass Sponsor?
  • Why Blue Sponsor?
    • Development block(s)
    • Coaching/Interviewing (1-2 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 network 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: 2/6/23