In the past, I have written about my sales fraternity, Pi Sigma Epsilon. It is still an organization I am actively a part of, but this year with my chapter has been more incredible.
Not only have I served on the executive board, but I also attended our regional and national conventions.
To be on the sales teams at these conventions, one must send in a try-out video to our corporate partners. They then select the top candidates to compete. I made the regionals team and began preparing a month and a half prior to the competition.
At the convention, I became friends with students from other schools by networking. Six months later and we still keep in touch.
I had to sell Liberty Mutual Insurance at the regional competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and ended up being a finalist (top 16 out of more than 80 competitors). This secured my spot to be on the nationals sales team for my chapter.
Typing this now, I am getting emotional. Just yesterday, I returned to Michigan from Jacksonville, Florida. My heart is full with an overwhelming amount of love and sense of accomplishment. I prepared all semester for this week and it showed.
There was 186 competitors and I walked away securing fifth place in the nation for a year-long sales competition. I also placed fifth for the day, hence the title “Top Five, Top Five”.
I walked on the stage in front of advisors, students and recruiters twice to be honored. I’ve never been more proud of myself before.
Because of this experience, I have furthered my sales skills and professional development. I’ve networked with so many wonderful people, listened to brilliant and inspiring keynote speakers, and pushed myself way outside my comfort zone. Not to mention, my resume is going to glow a little more from this accomplishment.
Everyone in my life has been so supportive and I cannot thank them enough for all their love.