UNH Sales Center

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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.

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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!

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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)

National Shore Sales Challenge 2021

UNH Ranks #7 of 44 Universities At National Shore Sales Challenge

Tuesday, March 30, 2021
University of New Hampshire ranks #7 of 44 universities at National Shore Sales Challenge hosted by Salisbury University!!! Read More

2021 UNH Sales Role-Play Competition Delivers!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Congratulations to Champion Christine Knox, 2nd Place Jessica Nelson, 3rd Place Bailey Kierstead and Finalists Katie Hawkinson & Emma Zupo! So proud of all of the students for "Getting in the Arena" and investing in themselves with this experience. Read More
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UNH Sales Elite Competition Winners and Seismic Job Offer

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
With a job on the line…UNH Sales' Elite Series Competition with first time partner Seismic was a true first when, ahead of time, Seismic officially offered a full-time job and/or internship to the winners! Read More
christine knox and molly finn

Elite Sales Role-Play Competition With Crown Lift Trucks

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
#unhsales Elite Sales Role-play Competition with Crown Lift Trucks delivered quality learning experiences for students! >100 warm calls, discovery calls, and closing calls helping customers with compliance, safety and uptime from Crown's InfoLink fleet management technology. Congratulations to winners Molly Finn and Christine Knox! Read More