CSS Annual Summit and Virtual Career Fair

19th Oct 2022 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST

About CSS

Collegiate Sales Society (CSS) is the premier national collegiate sales organization creating lifelong leaders through sales education, networking, and career opportunities. Programs such as the Collegiate Sales Certification and the Annual CSS Summit allow our students to cultivate sales skills through real experience and network with industry professionals.

CSS was launched in 2019 to bridge the gap between the experience and skills college students learn in school and what is sought after by employers. We believe in making the dream of pursuing a career in sales a reality for college students by providing robust sales education and career development opportunities. Sales is one of the most popular professions, and by joining CSS students gain access to additional curriculum and tools for securing that dream sales job post-graduation!

On top of all that knowledge currently taught to college students, joining CSS might feel like a lot to take on but remember - the more you learn, the more you can earn.

Why Attend?

The CSS Annual Summit and Virtual Career Fair is an opportunity for students from all of our chapters nationwide to connect with each other and expand their professional network. At this event students will hear from a panel of sales professionals from varying industries, having the opportunity to interact and ask questions. Students will also be able to attend the career fair and speak to representatives from more than a dozen of companies to potentially obtain internships and jobs.

Students that should attend are:

  • Interested in finding an internship or job opportunity;
  • Looking to promote their personal brand and build a network;
  • Currently enrolled in college or a recent graduate;
  • Looking for sales education opportunities; and
  • Looking to practice interviewing, networking, and relationship building.

For more information about the summit or on becoming a member of CSS please email program manager Rahel Arrington at rahel@collegiatesalessociety.org.

Career Fair Resources

Your one stop shop for easy access to sales and professional development resources. This centralized repository hosts a collection of presentations, best practices, and toolkits. Select which topic best suits your needs and start learning!

Resume Writing and Editing

Build a standout resume using our sample template. Penelope Yamauchi walks you through how to craft the perfect resume for your future employer. Check out the tutorial and become one step closer to landing your dream job.

Writing a Cover Letter

Walk through each section of writing a stellar cover letter. Use the resource provided as a guide to writing your own letter. Read more information here.


Preparing for an Interview

How to Prepare for an Interview

Walks through the 5 major aspects of interviewing. From researching and applying to answering questions and dressing to impress. Check it out!

Common Interview Questions and How to Answer

Walk through 8 common sales interview questions and how to best answer them. Use the practice worksheet provided to write your response.

Company Research and Questions to Ask

If you know who is interviewing you spend some time reviewing their background. Do you have mutual connections or similar interests based on their experience? Check out our prep review and be prepared for you next interview.

Dress for Success

A guide on how to dress for your next job interview, courtesy of Stetson University. When you look good you feel good! Check out more information here.

How to Tell Your Story

When you tell your story, think through your top accomplishments. This can include sports, past work, and academic achievements. Be prepared to describe how your mindset developed during a challenging time and how you grew from the experience. Read more here.

Tips for Interviewing

Are you nervous about an upcoming online or in-person interview? Here are some tips to help prepare you for your big day!

Thanking your Interviewers

After an interview, it is very important that you send a follow-up thank you email or hand-written note. Learn more best practices and check out a sample letter here.

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Sales Education

We offer unlimited resources for students to learn about the latest selling techniques and skills needed to be successful. Through our collegiate sales certification students are able to gain real-world experience by practicing cold calling, utilizing sales software, and completing sales boot camp.

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Build a network

CSS helps you develop a national network and improve your skill set. Our members have access to necessary resources to foster career development like resume assistance and interviewing best practices. The Summit is a space to learn, explore job opportunities, chat with hiring managers and grow your professional network.

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Join the Summit from anywhere!

No travel needed to participate in the Summit, access the panel, and connect with employers during the virtual career fairs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet
A virtual event is an online event that involves people interacting in a virtual environment rather than in a physical location. They are highly interactive and have a look and feel similar to a physical event.
The Collegiate Sales Society Summit is an annual event where CSS students from all chapters nationwide that are interested in pursuing a sales career have the opportunity to learn from and network with experienced sales professionals across the country. The key events of this summit include:
  • Speaking panel
  • Career fair (internships and full-time positions)
  • Student cold calling competition
CSS Summit will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, between 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST.
CSS Summit admission is free and open to CSS members.