SoBA Hosts 3rd Annual Northwestern Mutual Scholarship Sales Competition

2015 scholarship winner

Northwestern Mutual is hosting a Scholarship Sales Competition for all UM undergraduate students in partnership with Blackstone Launchpad. This is a unique opportunity to combine academic knowledge with interpersonal skills and professionalism to compete against other top students.

Students will have opportunity to practice sales skills in real-life setting.  This is an opportunity to network with local business and community leaders and build your resume.

Participants will be judged on seven categories:  Approach, needs identification, product/service presentation, overcoming objections, close, communication skills, and overall impression.

Scholarship prizes include $2,500 (1st), $1,000 (2nd), $500 (3rd).  If winners are graduating seniors, they will receive cash prizes.

The contest limited to first 30 participants, and the registration deadline is Sept. 23.  Learn more or register here.

There are two information sessions for registered participants:  Tuesday Sept. 20, at 3:30 p.m. in GBB Room 123 and Wednesday Sept. 21, at 11 a.m. in GBB Room 222.