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.
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:
For more information about the summit or on becoming a member of CSS please email program manager Rahel Arrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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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What is social selling and why is it important?
In today’s world we hear the term ‘social selling’ used frequently, but what does that actually mean? Is it the same thing as posting an influencer posting on TikTok or an Instagram Ad on your newsfeed? The answer is no. Social selling is a modern-day attempt to build relationships by connecting with potential customers. Our panel will help students understand what social selling is, the best networks to utilize, and the best practices to become familiar with.
Following a panel discussion, CSS Founder, James Nielsen and Program Manager, Rahel Arrington will announce this years Cold Calling Competition winners and kick off the virtual career fair.
Networking is a great way to develop and improve your skills. The purpose of networking is to meet new industry acquaintances, and partners, make friends and find potential job opportunities. Please feel free to use this time to mingle and get to meet your peers.
The Virtual Career Fair is an opportunity for students to network with hiring professionals from a various sales industries looking to hire entry-level roles and iterns.