Look at the numerous ways to engage with the College of Business and the Center for Professional Sales and choose which options are of most interest to you. Possibilities range in time and financial commitment and any connection is welcome.

Provide a Financial Contribution to the Center

The Professional Sales Corporate Sponsorship Program, offered through the James Madison University College of Business and Department of Marketing, is established to enhance and promote the practice and professionalism of selling and sales management.  

This program provides corporate sponsors with the opportunity to engage directly with our students and to participate in their educational development. We are seeking corporate sponsors who are willing to invest in the future of James Madison’s professional sales students and in the future of the sales profession Sponsors who are willing to engage in our students’ education and who participate in our students’ progress are able to develop strong, lasting relationships with some of the best sales students in the country.  

JMU’s College of Business is consistently ranked among the top programs in the nation Business Week (2016) ranked the College of Business in the top 20 among public institutions and Bloomberg (2016) ranked the College of Business #25 in the nation for employer satisfaction, which was the highest ranking of any business school in the state of Virginia. The JMU College of Business is particularly proud of the Bloomberg results as it shows that our students are well received by their employers and are making an immediate impact in their new careers.

Give Now

Sponsorship
Partner Level - $10,000 Sponsorship
  • Present once per semester to a professional selling class; invitations for other class presentations and purposes may be available. 
  • Opportunity for third presentation to student business organization such as Pi Sigma Epsilon, Madison Marketing Association, or Professional Sales Club (Partner Level
  • offers a total of three presentations to student business organizations per year, no more than two per semester). Partner can opt for different organizations for each 
  • presentation.
  • Opportunity to name the CoB Marketing Sales Competition and act as panel judge to select winners
  • Opportunity for role playing the corporate buyer side in the CoB Marketing Sales 
  • Competition. 
  • Copies of the students’ role play videos from the CoB Marketing Sales Competition (with student permission).
  • Plus Sponsor and Supporter benefits except University Career Fairs.
Sponsor Level - $5,000 Sponsorship
  • Opportunity for second presentation to JMU student business organizations such as Pi Sigma Epsilon, Madison Marketing Association, or Professional Sales Club (Sponsor level offers a total of two presentations to student business organizations per year, no more than one per semester).
  • Invitation to participate in Professional Sales Mini-Career Fair.
  • Access (with student permission) to the in-class role playing videos of students which is an excellent interview component.
  • Video conferencing Q&A exchange with marketing students on pertinent topic.
  • Invitation to annual Professional Sales Award and Networking Event.
  • Plus Supporter benefits except University Career Fairs.
Supporter Level - $3,000 Sponsorship
  • Opportunity to make one presentation to JMU student business organizations such as the Professional Sales Club, Madison Marketing Association or Pi Sigma Epsilon. 
  • Framed corporate poster (2’x3’) inside one role play room lab.
  • Recruiting material on display in sales labs.
  • Annual recognition on the Marketing web page of this sponsorship level as well as 
  • donor recognition on the Center for Professional Sales web page.
  • Email to all marketing students when interviewing on campus.
  • List job openings on JMU Marketing LinkedIn site. 
  • Access to LinkedIn Professional Sales group and/or an electronic resume book.
Engagement Opportunities
Mentoring Programs

The Department’s Executive Advisory Council and the Office of Experiential Learning both have mentoring programs if you would like to work one on one with students.  You can read more on the pages for the Marketing Advisory Board and Experiential Learning.

Guest Speaking

Five student organizations are closely affiliated with the Department of Marketing and many welcome guest speakers to share advice and wisdom about the industry.  Review the list of student organizations.

Recruiting

Hire students that assimilate to the professional environment and accelerate in their careers quickly. 

Inquire with the Career and Academic Planning office.

The Department of Marketing also utilizes several social media platforms for announcing opportunities. Please contact Dr. Andy Wood, Department Chair, for more information.

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