Fall 2014 Edward Jones Sales Competition

Are you interested in sales?
Do you enjoy competition?
Do you like winning scholarship money?
If the answer to each of these questions is yes, then enter the Fall 2014 Edward Jones Sales Competition

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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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

GTM Prudential

Federated Insurance

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: ddeeter@k-state.edu, via Twitter @dawndeeter, or by phone 785-532-6880.