UNH Sales Center

Sales students network with professionals at a sales center event




The modern sales professional helps customers solve business problems through active listening, asking questions, deep empathy, domain competency, and the understanding and communicating of value. UNH Sales has designed academic and experiential activities that immerse participants in the sales environment, to ensure our students build the necessary competencies and confidence.

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Professional Sales Group

The Professional Sales Group is an elite experiential sales and leadership course where students train for, compete in, and host sales competitions and business networking events. These sales role-plays use real business case scenarios to simulate selling experiences.

The student sales team travels to Florida, Maryland, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and NY/NJ for intercollegiate competitions as well as regionally in its own Elite Competition Series with top partner companies. An officer corps is responsible for structuring and coordinating the group through a competitive application process.

The course provides students a supportive environment and experiential setting to develop and hone their consultative selling, partnering, and relationship building skills.  Students in good standing may retake course up to a maximum of 12 credits.

Sales club fair

UNH Sales Club

This organization provides UNH students from all majors and backgrounds the opportunity to further explore a potential career in sales and learn how to sell themselves in any situation.

The UNH Sales Club hosts bi-weekly meetings which generally entail visits from business professionals, skill-building activities, sales competitions, and free pizza! This organization is a great place to build foundational sales skills and understand if sales is the right option for you.

This no-pressure environment has helped numerous alumni find their passion for sales, while also giving them a place to foster their personal growth.

Interested? Join the Sales Club!

James McIlroy teaching

Sales Minor

The modern sales professional helps customers solve business problems through active listening, insightful questions, deep empathy, domain competency, and the understanding and communicating of value. 

The Sales Minor prepares students to start their career journey into sales by teaching them to sell themselves first, giving them the skills and experience to succeed in their first role. Required courses include a survey of marketing, foundations of personal selling, and advanced sales, alongside two electives and a sales experience.

Differentiate yourself from other students while developing skills that are transferable to any profession. The sales minor is open to all undergrad majors at the University of New Hampshire.

Learn more about our sales minor on the program page

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 “Great salespeople aren’t necessarily ‘born.’ They’re also ‘made.’ A hallmark of sales education at UNH is its collaborative spirit among students, faculty and our partner organizations. Together, we learn about our strengths and weaknesses so that we can zoom in on how to improve.”  

-- Christina Pescatore ’20 (marketing)

A group photo in cynamics offices in boston

UNH Professional Sales Group gets taste of sales life at a high-tech cybersecurity startup in Boston!

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Cynamics team hosts UNH Professional Sales Group as part of the group's Elite sales role play series with partner companies. Read More
Students do individual interviews in the Whittemore Arena skyboxes

Interview Idol helps students earn valuable experience and build both confidence and connections

Thursday, March 2, 2023
UNH Sales 2023 Interview Idol had >100 people getting "Into the Arena" completing more than 300+ mock interviews in the Sky Box of Whittemore Arena! Read More
James McIlroy poses with two Paul College students at ICSC

Another International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC) and another record performance for UNH!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Congratulations to role-players Jeffrey Andon, Mia Spencer, Sales Management Case Consultants Anna Pollak, Jack Lehoullier, and Speed Sellers/Coaches Jack Ginand and Sam Walsh for the teams 25th place finish. Way to pay it forward! Read More
UNH Sales Elite Series winners

Great Friday at ALKU with the UNH Professional Sales Group competing in another UNH Sales Elite Series!

Thursday, November 10, 2022
Congratulations to Winners Audrey Marchionni and Kendyl Drum, second place finishers Griffin Richards, Myles Kierstead, and other distinguished finalists Anne-Marie Maughn, Elle Fernandez, Anna Pollak, and Vanessa Smith! Read More