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)

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University of New Hampshire's Women in Sales 2020

Friday, October 9, 2020
Another successful collaboration between UNH Women in Business and UNH Sales! Current business professionals shared their personal experiences and sales journeys with students through... wait for it.... CONVERSATIONS! Read More
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Elite Series Sales Role-Play Competition

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
First Fall 2020 UNH Professional Sales Group Elite Series Sales Role-play Competition with Medicus Healthcare Solutions!!! Congratulations to our two winners Rachel Fiato and Shane Kelley! The other Finalists Kayla Laurent, Samuel Lupinacci, Susannah Ruotolo, Sarah McIlroy, Elizabeth Liberta, and Michael Fiacco! And all competitors! Read More
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UNH Sales Program announces latest innovation - the UNX Games!

Thursday, September 3, 2020
University of New Hampshire Sales Program is excited to announce our latest innovation... the UNX Games! A powerful collaboration with Steele Center for Professional Selling and the UNH Sales Center. Tim Butler and James McIlroy envisioned a series of sales events and competitions based on their students having both a geographic cultural exchange and sharing best practices. Read More
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Phenomenal Day and Great Partnership

Monday, April 6, 2020
Proud of the #unhsales students and grateful to BitSight for absolutely crushing our first all virtual Elite Series Sales Competition on Friday! #zoomlife #unhsalesstrong #grit Read More