The semi-annual Seminole Sales Showcase 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. The institute’s partners serve as buyers and judges, which gives them a first-hand look at FSU students in action. One-on-one interviews can also be held at the discretion of partners. The career fair is widely promoted and open to all FSU students, with generally more than 400 in attendance.
The Seminole Sales Showcase is open to FSU Sales Institute Partners, who are in good standing by Thursday, July 1, and participation is included in the annual partner fee. At least one representative from each partner company should plan to serve as a buyer or judge in the competitions. To confirm your participation in the Seminole Sales Showcase, please register by noon on Friday, August 27, 2021. To inquire about becoming an FSU Sales Institute Partner, please contact Shannon Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, October 13
|9:00 AM - 3:00 PM||Business Career Expo at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
505 W. Pensacola St. Tallahassee, FL 32301
|12:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Lunch
(At your convenience)
|4:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Speed Selling Competition for Advanced Sales and Sponsor Networking Reception
FSU Alumni Center, Grand Ballroom - 1030 West Tennessee St. Tallahassee, FL 32304
Thursday, October 14
|9:00 AM - 3:00 PM||BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
Interview rooms available in the FSU College of Business
Report to the FSU Sales Institute - Room 226
Special for Fall 2021
Due to the ongoing Oglesby Student Union construction, this year’s career fair will be held as part of the Business Career Expo hosted by the FSU College of Business. All FSU Sales Institute’s participating partners will be located in one area of the event, but all attending FSU students will have access. So, expect not only professional sales students, but all FSU College of Business students.
For participating students in sales courses, we ask you to evaluate their professionalism. As a professional sales student approaches, they will hand you a small card with two boxes on it: Professional or Needs Work. The student should have some knowledge of your company, its products and available opportunities gathered from prior research. They should then engage in a short dialogue to uncover specific traits of a successful candidate and present why they may be a suitable candidate.
If, in your judgement, the interaction was professional, check the “Professional” box. If, in your judgement, the interaction was lacking, provide some feedback and check the “Needs Work” box. In either case, place the card in the receptacle provided to you. It will be collected at the end of the career fair.
Partner Interview Room Assignments
A limited number of interview rooms will be available Thursday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Please make a reservation IN ADVANCE to assure we can accommodate everyone’s interviewing schedule. One interview room per partner company may be requested. Send an email to Shannon Young, email@example.com, to make a reservation. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
Once your company’s interview room has been assigned, please instruct your interviewees to report to the Stephen C. Leonard Sales Lab (RBB 226) before their scheduled appointment and have a seat in the hallway, where they will be greeted by the corporate partner and escorted to their interview room.
Partners will be shown to their assigned interview room on Thursday morning before the interview(s) take place.
Four Points By Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
316 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Aloft Tallahassee Downtown
200 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
415 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Residence Inn Tallahassee Universities at the Capitol by Marriott
600 W. Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32304
Parking on Campus
Parking for partners is available in the College of Business Park Lot #255, which is gated and is accessed off Academic Way (runs parallel to Tennessee Street). Parking will be available between 7:30 and 10:00 AM on both Thursday and Friday. A parking attendant will be available during these times to provide access. Please do not back into parking spaces as it is not permitted on campus and your parking pass must be displayed on your dashboard at all times. Campus parking is very strict and continually monitored, so please follow parking instructions to avoid a citation. Reserved campus parking is only available in Lot #255. If you arrive after 10 AM, you will be responsible for finding alternative parking, which is very limited on campus.
No parking pass is needed for events held at the FSU Alumni Center. However, if you are attending the awards luncheon on Friday and then returning to campus, please indicate this on your parking request form as a parking pass will be needed to park on campus.
Note: Student hosts will be available to assist with unloading and setup of materials on Thursday morning from 7:30 to 10:00 AM
Each registered attendee will receive lunch on Thursday and hors d’oeuvres at the networking event on Thursday evening. A cash bar will be available at Thursday’s networking event. If you have a special dietary need, please indicate this during the registration process.
The award luncheon on Friday is an additional cost. The number of awards luncheon tickets that can be purchase depends on partner level. Renegade Partners may purchase up to two luncheon tickets, Warrior Partners may purchase up to four luncheon tickets and Chief Partners may purchase as many luncheon tickets as needed. Partners may purchase award luncheon tickets when registering for Seminole Sales Showcase.
*Please see parking for additional information about campus parking immediately following the awards luncheon.
Registration deadline is Friday, January 31, at noon.
All FSU Sales Institute Partners may participate in Seminole Sales Showcase at no cost. However, registration is required for each partner attendee. Tickets for the awards luncheon are available for purchase and the number of tickets available for purchase is dependent on Partner level.
“Primary Contact” is the person who will receive all communications about Seminole Sales Showcase.
If the “Primary Contact” is also attending the event, please register that person as an attendee.
At least one company representative is expected to participate as a buyer or judge in the Speed-Selling competition, which runs from 4 to 6 PM on Thursday.
firstname.lastname@example.org (850) 644-9657