Marketing Majors Preparing for National Sales Competition

Marketing Majors Preparing for National Sales Competition

Front row (L to R): Will Doherty, Brian Charif Back row (left to right): Kathleen Rosensweig, Kira Schmidt, Andrea Datillo,Noelle Cipollini

With the 2013 National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC) just a few months away, we now know who will be representing UCF. Team members include Andrea Datilo and Kathleen Rosensweig. The alternates are: Brian CharifNoelle CipolliniWilliam Doherty, and Kira Schmidt. All six students are marketing majors and members of the Professional Selling Program.

The students will compete at Kennesaw State University March 2 – 4. Inaugurated in 1999, the NCSC is the largest and oldest sales role-play competition in existence. The 2013 competition will feature 63 universities and 126 competitors in the sold-out undergraduate division. The NCSC is sponsored by more than 35 business organizations.

UCF is a perennial contender for the individual and team awards. Our team earned the team championship in 2002 and finished in the top four on six different occasions. Additionally, UCF students won the individual championship in 2002 (Lisa Hanger) and 2008 (Kyle Williams).

Cynthia Gundy and William Steiger, both instructors in the College of Business Administration’s Department of Marketing, are co-coaches for the team this year. “This is a very talented and determined team. They will be well prepared and ready to represent UCF with skill and distinction,” said Steiger.