Eight students participated in the sales and marketing competition organized by the Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation at the University of South Florida.
Elon’s selling team placed third overall in the 2022 Selling with the Bulls, a community engagement event hosted by the University of South Florida.
The go-to-market competition combines employer networking with student marketing and sales competitions, providing students with exposure to the entire sales process: prospecting, business research, customer dialogue, processing objections and conclusion.
In the networking event, marketing major Cassidy Perkins ’23, marketing and finance dual major Joseph Byrd ’23, and economic consulting major Ben Morreale ’23 tied for second place, and major marketing Claudia Flint ’23 placed third.
“It was an amazing learning experience where I had the opportunity to work with an inspiring team and put everything I learned in my sales classes into a real business sales role play simulation “said Perkins, who was also named to the Winner’s Circle and earned fourth place overall. “Being able to network with over 20 amazing companies has helped me better understand different industries and really start to see where my future might take me.”
Political studies major Adam Craft ’23 placed second in the LinkedIn Connection Request category and marketing major Jack St. Pierre ’22 finished second in the voicemail event.
“It was a great opportunity to be immersed in real-life sales scenarios and put my networking and needs identification skills to the test,” St. Pierre said.
Ben Corrado ’23, Andrew Daly ’22 and Mallory Trapani ’23 also represented Elon.
Elon’s sales team was coached by Ethan Rau ’23, Crystal Brown ’23, assistant professor of marketing George Talbert and marketing lecturer Rob Elbitar, and supported by the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center.