Northwestern Mutual Sales Competition
Each Fall, Northwestern Mutual, in partnership with the University of Montana's School of Business, hosts a Scholarship Sales Competition for all UM undergraduate and graduate students. This is a unique opportunity to combine academic knowledge with interpersonal skills and professionalism to compete against other top students.
Students have the opportunity to not only practice sales skills in a real-life setting but also network with local business and community leaders and build their resumes.
Fall 2016 scholarship prizes totaled $4,000 with $2,500 awarded to the 1st place winner, $1,000 to the 2nd place winner, and $500 to the 3rd place winner. Graduating seniors receive cash prizes.
The top two placing students also get the rare chance to compete at the National Collegiate Sales Competition. Taking place at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia each spring, the NCSC invites talented students from 60-80 different schools around the country to visit their campus and compete in the rigorous sales competition. The event also includes a career fair that attracts top national and global employers. Spanning nearly every industry, many of these companies look to hire both interns and full-time sales employees from this event. Some of the employers present at the 2017 NCSC included ADP, Qualtrics, NBC Comcast, Gartner, Aflac, Salesforce and Indeed.com. Check out the official NCSC website for more information.
Check back here early in the Fall 2017 semester for all the details on the next Northwestern Mutual Scholarship Sales Competition! To see past winners, check out our Winners' Library.