Eight students participated in the sales and marketing competition hosted by the University of South Florida’s Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation.
The Elon Sales 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 marketing and sales student competitions, providing students with exposure to the entire selling process: prospecting, company research, client dialogue, objection handling and closing.
In the networking event, marketing major Cassidy Perkins ‘23, marketing and finance double major Joseph Byrd ‘23 and economic consulting major Ben Morreale ‘23 tied for second place, and marketing major Claudia Flint ‘23 placed third.
“It was an unbelievable learning experience where I had the opportunity to work with an inspiring team and implement everything, I’ve 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 helped me gain insight into different industries, and truly start to see where my future may lead me.”
Policy 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.
“This was a great opportunity to be thrown into real-world sales scenarios and put my networking and needs identification skills to the test,” St. Pierre said.
Also representing Elon were Ben Corrado ‘23, Andrew Daly ‘22 and Mallory Trapani ‘23.
The Elon Sales Team was coached by Ethan Rau ‘23, Crystal Brown ’23, Assistant Professor of Marketing George Talbert and Lecturer in Marketing Rob Elbitar, and supported by the Chandler Family Professional Sales Center.