BGSU Sales Competition Finalists Are Announced

The BGSU Sales Competition showcases our best and brightest students pursuing a career in professional selling. It has a long tradition of excellence and prestige associated with it and sponsoring companies come to the University to meet these students and recruit them for their companies.

Students are highly competitive to capture first or second place in the BGSU Sales Competition, which gives them an automatic berth to compete at the National Collegiate Sales Competition in Atlanta, Georgia in the spring. Historically, BGSU students have had a successful track record at the national competition, including being the National Champions a few years ago.

This year’s BGSU Sales Competition finalists were announced by sales team coach and marketing department faculty member, Christine Seiler. They include the following students:

Kyle Hart                                Jessica Miller

Andrew Kahl                          Christian Piazza

Jim Knippen                           John Rich

Jennifer Legan                         Dylan Ruygrok

Taylor Lockhart                      Joe Seipel

Angela Lucarelli                      Jane Swartz

Andrew Ludwig                      Amy Wolf

Megan Marshall

Seiler is excited about the students chosen as finalists. “Once again we have a very strong and diverse group of sales-minded students participating in the BGSU Sales Competition this year. I think it is wonderful that students begin taking advantage of these professional development opportunities as early as their freshman and sophomore years. What a great way to stand out from other students in the job arena. I can't wait to see them in action!”

The role plays for the BGSU Sales Competition were recorded on October 17 and videos sent to representatives of sponsoring companies for judging. The winners will be announced on November 12 at the Marketing Department’s Sales Awards Banquet.

Besides the BGSU Sales Competition, students are selected to compete at regional competitions. The following students went to the Ball State University Sales Competition:

  • John McDermott
  • Jessica Miller
  • Dylan Ruygrok
  • Amy Wolf

After a highly competitive event against top students, Jessica Miller placed fifth overall. She had to sell ADP payroll services to a salsa production/manufacturing company. Miller made it to the final round by being the top scorer in her pool during the first round of role-plays.

Upcoming is the Great Northwoods Sales Competition at the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire with Ashley Holzwart, Andrew Kahl, and Jane Swartz representing BGSU.