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A win-win situation

Sales program graduates come to the workforce armed with real-world experience, strong career goals, and the tools and talent to contribute to their organizations from day one. According to a survey of sales managers:

  • Sales program graduates ramp up 50% faster than their non-sales educated peers
  • New hires from sales programs turnover 30% less
  • Sales program graduates save their recruiting companies an average of $180,000 per hire when compared to other recent graduates

Partnering with MSU Denver’s Center for Professional Selling provides opportunities to acquire the most talented, promising new employees and creates the ideal win-win situation for the partner and the University.

Partners provide support both financially and through participation. Benefits to partners include:

  • Thirty-minute academic presentations in at least four sales classes per semester
  • Invitation to a Meet and Greet networking event held each semester, attended by students in all sales classes
  • Electronic student resume book
  • Membership on the Center’s Advisory Board
  • Judges at a role play competition 
  • Access to a private LinkedIn group for sales students and alumni
  • Website recognition
  • Additional opportunities to interact with students, such as mock interviews (vary by semester)


Portrait of Eric McGough, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual
“We’ve been impressed with the caliber of interns we’ve received from Metro’s Sales Program. They’re hard-working, professional, and know that selling is about building relationships. Everyone, not just aspiring sales professionals, should learn how to sell. In addition to products and services, we sell ourselves and our ideas in every profession, every day.”

Eric McGough

Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual



“The Corporate Partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver is extremely valuable for Service Uniform. We not only appreciate the opportunity to be introduced to top sales talent but also to invest in the students and help them in their career paths. It has been very rewarding working the students for the past 3 years.”

Galin Nelson

Sales Manager, Service Uniform


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