Athens, OH 22 February 2019 –
This semester I decided to go out on a limb and broaden my options for a career. After speaking with several of my professors, having coffee with another professor and networking with a student involved, I decided this was my chance: I then began the application process for The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre. The application process is rather lengthy, but very detailed, with a very difficult interview immediately following.
Many think of sales being only Business majors or Communication majors but that is not true at all! I didn’t realize until now all the endless opportunities there are for Engineers in sales. Technical Sales or Sales Engineering are two rather popular positions. Already working towards a technical degree and being a social position I though why not?
On the day of my interview, I put my best on and headed to Nelson Commons where there where many booths and lots of tables with applicants filling the seats. I was approached by the co-chair of the Schey Centre and between her and a business partner, I proceeded with the most difficult interview I have ever had!
The interview was very well structured, and I found to be valuable regardless of the result. Two days later, I woke up to my acceptance letter. I was a part of the 27% accepted into the #1 Collegiate Sales Program in the nation!
I am very proud of making it in and can’t express how important it is to get into different programs like these while you are in college. Not only am I able to take classes and earn a certificate in sales, but I also now have Monday night workshops and plenty of professional development opportunities.
Some of these workshops are run by the Schey’s business partners, therefore putting me in front of more career paths! I also have already attended my first Schey Career Fair. This career fair is only open to Schey Members (super awesome amenity). Did I mention the Schey has 100% job placement? I highly encourage joining this!