Fall 2014 Edward Jones Sales Competition
What’s it all about?
You will take on the role of an Edward Jones financial advisor. We will provide you with background information on a prospective customer and some very basic financial products. You will have eight minutes to “meet” with the prospect and convince him or her to consider Edward Jones for his or her financial needs. Your goal is to set up a second appointment to go over the specific investments to be made. We will provide you with the information you need to complete the role play successfully.
Four winners and two alternates will be chosen for the K-State National Sales Team. Each winner will receive a $500 scholarship, and each alternate a $250 scholarship, from Edward Jones. Winners and alternates will also be considered for a spot on the K-State Sales Cats Sales Team, which travels all-expenses paid to other universities to compete in national sales competitions.
The Edward Jones Sales Competition is open to any Kansas State University undergraduate student on the Manhattan campus, regardless of major or college. You must not graduate before spring 2015.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to Register
You can register by filling out the registration form at http://tinyurl.com/2014EJSalesCompetition.
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Calvin 217: Competition Launch Party
Meet D.C. Hackerott from Edward Jones; get preparation hints and a copy of the competition role play. Students who do not attend the launch party will receive the role play via e-mail on September 11th, 2014.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Calvin Hall Third Floor: Corporate Partner Networking Reception
Enjoy great food and participate in networking activities designed to build your connections and help you get a job! The following companies will be participating: Frito Lay, Ethos Group, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Victaulic, Security Benefit, Hormel, and Enterprise Bank & Trust. You will receive a contact list and LinkedIn profiles of all employers in attendance. College of Business students can earn 1 P.A. point.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Calvin Hall Third Floor: Fall Sales Career Fair and Competition Registration
Bring your resumes as you network with employers from around the country! The following companies have confirmed attendance; they are hiring to fill internships and full-time jobs, with a focus on sales:
Union Pacific Hormel
CED (Consolidated Electrical
Distributors) Inland Label
C.H. Robinson Waddell & Reed
Enterprise Bank & Trust Woody Financial Group
Edward Jones Security Benefit
Ethos Group Textron Aviation
Frito Lay Victaulic
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Calvin Hall Third Floor Sales Labs: Edward Jones Competition
Each contestant must be available for 30 minutes the day of the competition. You will be assigned a 15 minute time slot, and you must check in 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot. We will work with each contestant to find a time that fits with his or her schedule. College of Business students can earn 1 P.A. point for participating.
Winners will be announced via e-mail on Tuesday, September 23rd. To register, go to www.cba.k-state.edu/nssi and look for the Edward Jones Competition information. Or, go to http://tinyurl.com/2014EJSalesCompetition.
Questions? Contact Dr. Dawn Deeter: firstname.lastname@example.org, via Twitter @dawndeeter, or by phone 785-532-6880.