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

See the top universities that are competing

social media gift unboxing competition

Gift boxes with sponsor and UTISC swag are going to the 36 universities (100+ students), and we have some social media competitions planned.  Most sponsors (Blue through Product) will have their OWN award to give for this connection element.  Details are forthcoming.

Sponsor Preparation

Sponsor Registration

Event Logistics (important dates, agenda, connection opportunities)

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

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 (Glass sponsors and higher), buying, Career Fair Exploration, and much more.  UTISC has 20 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.

Keeping our sponsors fed and focused is important!  Food delivery e-allowances are provided and are based on how much of the event each team member is participating in.


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 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
  • Why Glass Sponsor?
  • Why Blue Sponsor?
    • 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
    • Awards Reception seats
    • Promo item included in the university box
    • Featured on an expert panel in a Prep Webinar

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: 8/27/20