Professional Sales Program

Professional sales is much more than selling

The Center for Professional Sales at WSUprepares students for marketing careers in professional sales and customer account management. The program offers a Professional Sales Certificate and collaborates with leading local businesses to provide hands-on experience, helping you develop the skills needed for any type of persuasive communication. Open to all majors at both the Pullman and Vancouver campuses.

For students

Combining the Professional Sales Certificate with your major will give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Enhance your prospects for immediate employment as you learn how to:

  • Sell your ideas to colleagues, clients and community members
  • Sell yourself to employers
  • Sell a product or service to customers or clients

Sales careers are available across myriad industries and offer good pay, diverse duties and excellent long-term career prospects.
With continued support from our center sponsors, we are preparing the next generation of sales leaders.

For the business community

The sales community is an important stakeholder of our program. We strive to build strong relationships with the local business community to deliver a high-quality sales certificate and performance-ready sales students. There are several ways business professionals can get involved with our sales program:

  1. Serve in the classroom
    • Be a guest lecturer
    • Be a panel discussant
    • Volunteer to judge the sales competition
    • Provide input to help shape sales curriculum
  2. Support our students
    • Provide scholarships for sales students
    • Become a program sponsor
  3. Introduce your company
    • Participate in our annual Meet the Firms event
    • Offer sales internships for students
    • Host a company visit
    • Mentor a student
    • Provide job shadowing

To get involved or for information about how to post job and internship opportunities, please contact our Center Director, Julie Nelsen.