College of Business > News & Events > Sales Leadership Expo Connects Students to Industry
By Andrew Zamorski | Photos by Kathy Hillegonds /
November 14, 2017 /
Posted in: Faculty, Students /
DePaul University’s Center for Sales Leadership attracted the
largest student turnout to date for its Autumn 2017 Career Expo, which it
hosted last month on the Lincoln Park Campus. This biannual event open to all
DePaul students was a great opportunity for students to interact directly with representatives of companies that are hiring for internships and full-time positions in sales,
category management and marketing.
sales leadership academic program is supported by nearly 30 corporate partners
of the Sales Leadership Center at DePaul's Driehaus College of Business. The partners provide guidance for the
curriculum, guest lecture in class, participate in center research and provide
career connections for students and alumni.
“It was wonderful to have our students and partners together
in one place,” says MaryAnn Gibney, program manager of student and alumni
engagement for the Center for Sales Leadership. “I’m extremely proud of the
time students put into preparation of the event by attending our resume,
interview and career expo prep sessions hosted by the Center for Sales
Leadership in the weeks leading up to the expo. They came to the expo with the
confidence to meet employers and the ability to clearly articulate how their
skills align with those needed to excel at the companies.”
The career expo featured a unique, two-part format beginning with
roundtable discussions followed by a more traditional career fair. The discussions
featured five tables with up to 10 students at each table; corporate partners rotated
to each table for a 20-minute group discussion. This gave students quality face
time with company representatives in a more casual setting. It also prepared
them to interact more confidently with the partners in the career fair booth portion
of the event following the roundtable discussions.
of the participating recruiting partners for the fall expo included 3M, C.H.
Robinson, MillerCoors, Salesforce.com, Groupon, Paycom, Pepsi, Walmart,
Walgreens, Mars/Wrigley, and Greenlee. More than 140 students attended
Learn more about DePaul’s
marketing major focusing on sales leadership.