A two-day event October 11-12 to celebrate the sales profession. This will include a sales-only career fair, a “Speed Selling” competition, an evening networking event, and a sales role-play competition.

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Here is an outline of the events:

  • On Thursday morning setup for the career fair in the Union Ballroom is from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. The Career Fair opens at 10 AM and runs to 3 PM.
  • The Internal Competition will be from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. You will have access to view the competition in the Starry Conference Room 214.
  • Lunch will be provided for all recruiting companies 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM in the Student Union Ballroom. The career fair will remain open during this time.
  • The Speed Selling and Networking Competition for Advanced Sales students will be held at the Alumni Center starting at 4 PM followed by a cash bar networking event for College of Business seniors and sales majors.
  • A limited number of Interview Rooms will be available on Friday from 8:30 AM until. Prior reservations are needed to assure we can accommodate everyone. Contact Shannon Young by noon on Monday, October 1st to make your reservation (850) 644-9657.
  • On Friday, the final round of the Speed Selling Competition will be from 11:30 – 11:45 AM followed by the Awards Luncheon from 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, scholarship awards will be presented at this time. Tickets are $40 pp, review the 2018 Summary of Partnership Participation for seat allotment. The Awards Luncheon will take place at the Alumni Center in the Rendina Room. If you are also scheduling Interviews be sure to allot time for the Awards Luncheon.

A more detailed Agenda can be found here.

The Seminole Sales Showcase is open to all FSU Sales Institute Partners in good standing for the 2017/18 academic year. Thursday lunch and networking evening reception are included in your sponsorship donation.  Hotel and travel expenses are the responsibility of attendees.

Career Fair

Sponsors have been preassigned a spot based on your sponsorship level,  either a 6′ space, 8′ space or 10′ x 10′ space. There are no exceptions to space allocations.  Standard setup includes a 6′ rectangular table with two chairs. If you plan to bring a booth or different setup to use within your allocated space,  or if you do not need a 6′ table please let us know by contacting Shannon Young by phone (850) 644-9657 or email at

Sponsors are responsible for bringing dressing for their table as well as any table top display and or materials that are not shipped.  Shipped materials will be at your assigned location upon your arrival.  If you are returning your materials by way of mail, a prepaid shipping label must be included for its return. Sponsors should package the items for return, seal the box(es), and affix your prepaid shipping labels. Your shipment(s) will be picked up from you and shipped for return within 1-2 of business days.

Interview Rooms

A limited number of Interview Rooms will be available on Friday from 8:30 AM until. Prior reservations are needed to assure we can accommodate everyone. Contact Shannon Young by noon on Monday, October 1st to make your reservation (850) 644-9657.

Interviewees should be told to report to the Sales Lab, College of Business, 226 at the time of their scheduled appointment.

Sponsors will be shown to their assigned interview room on Friday morning. At the time of scheduled interview appointments, sponsors will pick up interviewees in the front of the Sales Lab.


To reserve your meals you must pre-order by noon on Monday, October 1st. We will place a food order based on the reservations received, you must print out and have your meal tickets on the day and at the time of lunch to pick up your order. Lunch on Thursday and food at the Thursday reception will be provided to all sponsors in attendance that make a reservation. Shannon Young will follow-up with sponsors that request seating at the Awards Luncheon.

Attending the Awards Luncheon then returning to campus? If so, complete this form ASAP and email to me. If you are driving your personal car and can send in advance, that would be ideal. Parking on campus is very strict! To avoid a Citation you must complete this form.

Seminole Sales Showcase Parking Request Form


If you need electricity at your space during the career fair, inform Shannon Young via email at by noon on Monday, October 1st.

Shipping Material

You may ship material to Shannon Young, Florida State University COB, 821 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110. If you would like your material returned, please include a prepaid shipping label.  UPS is  now the preferred shipping method however FEDEX can also be used.

It is suggested that you have your items delivered a couple of days in advance. This will give you the ability to confirm delivery as well as provide you with time to track down your shipments if there is a problem. You may confirm your shipment by emailing and providing your shipping company and tracking number to Shannon Young, Remember your tablecloth(s)!

Hotel Options

The Florida Legislature will be in session so book your hotel rooms as soon as possible. Here are some of the hotels within the vicinity.

Four Points:

Hotel Duval:


Residence Inn:


For more information, please contact the FSU Sales Institute Director, Professor Pat Pallentino at