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EF Education First partners with Elon’s sales center

The Martha and Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University is proud to announce EF Education First as the newest partner of the school’s Chandler Family Professional Sales Center.

As a partner, EF will be able to assist in curriculum development and have access to sales research conducted by Elon faculty. The company will also have the opportunity to recruit students at center events, such as the Sales Meet and Greet and annual sales dinner, as well as participate as guest speakers in sales classes.

“We are extremely excited to have Education First as Elon’s newest partner,” said Michael Rodriguez, director of the Chandler Family Center. “They are a true supporter of sales education and the sales profession. They have already hired several of Elon’s sales students, who are on their way to great careers.”

Founded in 1965 by entrepreneur Bertil Hult, EF is a privately-held company with 16 divisions that offer a range of educational programs from language training, educational travel and academic degrees to cultural exchanges. From Berlin to Beijing, Moscow to Mexico City, Dubai to Denver, EF operates 400 schools and offices in over 50 countries.

“EF Education First believes in the education and teaching of professional sales to prepare students for exceptional careers,” said Jason DeAmato, director of sales training at EF Educational Tours. “We chose Elon as a partner because of the leadership, curriculum and the award winning top ranked sales program. We hope to gain a long lasting partnership with Elon University and to recruit exceptionally talented people that share our mission of global education and travel.”

About the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center
The Chandler Family Professional Sales Center promotes professional selling and sales management, provides high-quality instruction to both students and sales executives, and conducts research that advances the field of sales. The program’s strong sales curriculum and experiential learning component earned it the distinction as a “Top University Sales Program for 2011” by the Sales Education Foundation, a section of The Dayton Foundation established to promote university level educational programs in sales through the provision of scholarships, creation of educational materials and other methods. Visit www.elon.edu/salescenter for more information.

Nicole Filippo,
9/16/2012 2:49 PM