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2018 Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention

Award-winning best-sellers

At the 2018 Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon, CMU students crush the competition

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston


The professional sales program at Central Michigan University creates best-sellers, and the students have the awards to prove it.

At the 2018 Pi Sigma Epsilon National Convention, 130 students representing 60 programs around the country competed in the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon. Of the top 10  finalists, six were CMU students, taking top spots in the professional development, speakers and sales competitions.

“Our suitcases were a few pounds heavier with all the awards we brought back from San Diego,” said Elena Pavlicas, a senior studying hospitality management.

Gary Gagnon, a faculty member who accompanied the students to San Diego, California, noted that in addition to their individual wins, the students showcased the excellence of CMU’s sales program. CMU won gold standing for the fifth year and received a Sustained Excellence award.

“This team helped keep CMU’s program positioned as one of the top in the country in the minds of everyone in attendance. At the career fair, recruiters were actively seeking out our CMU students."

"Our students are realizing how potentially valuable they are and started dreaming big and aiming higher. That’s impactful for an aspiring professional,” Gagnon said.

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