Seminole Sales Showcase


The semi-annual Seminole Sales Showcase, held Tuesday, September 17 and Wednesday, September 18, brings together FSU students and the FSU Sales Institute's corporate partners for two days of competition, networking, and student interviews.

The event features Role-Play and Speed Selling competitions for FSU Sales Team members and Advanced Sales Techniques (MAR 4415) students, with partners serving as buyers and judges, giving them a first-hand look at FSU students in action. The career fair is widely promoted and open to all FSU students, with more than 400 students in attendance. Wrap-up the first evening with dinner invitations and reservations to a local restaurant if your company desires to see students in a more relaxed setting. Here is a list of local restaurants with names and contact information. Invite prospects out for a night of networking in a more personal setting to learn more about them. Reservations are available where noted.

The second day of the Seminole Sales Showcase consists of the final competition rounds and optional one-on-one interviews. The FSU Sales Team will attend an awards luncheon where the top-placing student competitors are recognized. FSU Sales Institute partners are invited to attend.

Interviews can continue throughout the day or reconvene after the Awards Luncheon.

The Seminole Sales Showcase is open to FSU Sales Institute Partners who are in good standing by Monday, August 12, and participation is included in the annual partner fee. The first and second day of events, including lunch and interviews are included in the partnership fee. All other meals, including the awards luncheon, and hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of the partners.

To confirm participation in the Seminole Sales Showcase, please register by noon on Monday, August 26. To inquire about becoming an FSU Sales Institute Partner, please contact Shannon Young at


Career Fair

Partners are assigned a space in the Career Fair based on partnership level. Spaces include a 6-ft table with two chairs, an 8′ x 8' booth with a 6-ft table and two chairs or a 10′ x 10′ booth with a 6-ft table and two chairs. There are no exceptions to space allocations. If you do not need a 6-ft table or two chairs, please contact Shannon Young.

Partners are responsible for furnishing their space with a tablecloth and any tabletop display and/or materials they wish to include.

It is recommended that you bring a minimum of two representatives to participate in the career fair. There will be a constant supply of students, so more than 2 representatives are encouraged.

There are limited spaces available with electricity. If access to electricity is needed, be sure to indicate this when registering. Requests are required by noon on Monday, August 26.

The FSU Sales Institute suggests materials be shipped to arrive a couple of days in advance of the event. This allows you to confirm delivery, as well as the ability to track a possible missing shipment. Materials will be delivered to assigned booth space by 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17.

Ship booth materials to:
Shannon Y. Young
Florida State University
College of Business (Rovetta Building)
821 Academic Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Shipment(s) will be picked up from individual booths and shipped for return. The FSU Sales Institute does not have space to store materials after the event.

If you want your items returned by FEDex, Partners MUST schedule return pickup, seal the box(es) and adhere the prepaid shipping label to your package once the event has ended. Pickup is available beginning September 18 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. Pickup is available weekdays only during this time span.

Pickup location
Florida State University
College of Business (Rovetta Building)
821 Academic Way
3rd Floor, Room 314
Tallahassee, FL 32306

If you want your items returned by UPS, Partners should pack the item(s), seal the box(es), and affix the prepaid shipping label(s) to the package once the event has ended. The FSU Sales Institute will personally deliver your shipments to the UPS Store.


Tuesday, September 17 Parking and Unloading Directions - Career Fair, Speed Selling

Parking Directions to Woodward Garage

Event parking will be in the FSU Woodward Garage, 2nd floor (104 N Woodward Ave, Tallahassee, FL 32304). Look out for the Sandwich Board announcing COB Event, there will also be an attendant there to direct.

I-10 East to the FSU College of Business

  1. Exit off I-10 East at EXIT 196 toward the REGIONAL AIRPORT
  2. Turn LEFT onto US-90 E/ W TENNESSEE ST/ FL-10 E
  3. Turn RIGHT onto N. Woodward Ave.
  4. Park in Woodward Garage and walk to the Student Union

Wednesday, September 18 Awards Luncheon

Parking Directions to the FSU College of Business

 I-10 East to the FSU College of Business

  1.  Exit off I-10 East at EXIT 196 toward the REGIONAL AIRPORT 
  2.  Turn LEFT onto US-90 E/ W TENNESSEE ST/ FL-10 E 
  3.  Make RIGHT onto DEWEY 
  4.  Make immediate RIGHT onto ACADEMIC WAY 
  5.  The COLLEGE OF BUSINESS is the first building on the left, 821 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306 
  6.  PARK in the small, gated lot - an attendant will be present until 10:30AM 


Download the agenda for fall term 2024.

Tuesday, September 17, 2024


Time Event
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Round 1 of the internal competition. Buyers assemble at 7:50 AM in COB room 227 and Judges assemble at 8:15 AM in COB room 227. Parking logistics available on website.

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Recruiters setup for the Career Fair at the FSU Student Union Ballroom

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Career Fair in the FSU Student Union Ballroom.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch available in the FSU Student Union.
4:00 PM – 5:45 PM Speed Selling Competition for Advanced Sales in the FSU Student Union Ballroom.
6:00 PM – until Sponsor Dinner Invitations.

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Time Event
RESERVED PARKING AVAILABLE AT THE CAREER CENTER Report to the FSU Career Center, Dunlap Success Center, 100 S. Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL, to conduct interviews.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Interview rooms available in the FSU Career Center by prior arrangement. Parking available.
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM Final round of internal competition.
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Speed Selling Final Round, FSU College of Business, Room 214.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon, FSU College of Business, Room 214.




Interviews will take place at the FSU Career Center, Dunlap Success Center, 100 S. Woodward Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32306.

A limited number of interview rooms will be available on Wednesday, September 18, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please make an advanced reservation to assure we can accommodate everyone's interviewing schedule. One interview room per partner company may be requested when registering.

There has been such an amazing outcome and participation in our Seminole Sales Showcase event that we can no longer accommodate interview space in the College of Business. This is great news; this means that you are getting your ROI.

Many of you are familiar with the FSU Career Center and their systems. They were built to accommodate you all.

If you would like to reserve interview space on Friday, February 9, here are the steps to follow:

  1.  Click NoleNetwork link to begin: 
  2.  Click “Employer Login” 
  3.  Sign up or Sign In (if you already have an account) 
  4.  Within NoleNetwork, click the “OCR/Interviews” option in the left menu 
  5.  Click the “Request a Schedule” box in the middle of the page and fill out your request (pay special attention to the availability box on the right-hand side). For event Day After Interviews, you can request a Room Only schedule to build your interview schedule at the event with students you meet! 
  6.  Click “Submit” - Requests will be processed within 48 hours and you’ll receive a confirmation email when approved 

Please reach out to Heather Lazar ( if you need assistance or have questions regarding on-campus interviews.

Partners will be shown to their assigned interview room Friday morning before the interview(s) take place.

Note: Please be sure to allow a break time in scheduling interviews if you plan to attend the Awards Luncheon, which is being held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please allow 15 minutes for travel time prior to the start of the awards luncheon and after its conclusion.


Shannon Young

Program Manager (850) 644-9657