Registration is Open for the 2023 Bentley University Salvatore J. Stile Sales Competition

3rd Annual Salvatore J. Stile (’92) Professional Sales Competition at Bentley University. Open to all undergraduate students from Bentley U.

The 3rd annual Salvatore J. Stile Sales Competition hosted by Bentley University will take place on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The competition is open to all Bentley undergraduate students regardless of class standing or major.

Students will compete as individuals in a series of simulated sales role plays. There is also an optional team-based component for the competition.

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023

Time: 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Location: Lacava 305 & 325

Student Awards

Cash Prizes will be awarded for the following categories:

1st Place Overall: $1,500

2nd Place Overall: $ 1,000

3rd place Overall: $ 750

Honorable Mention each round of the competition (3 prizes in total): $250

There will be additional cash prizes for students competing as a team. NOTE: Teams are comprised of a pair of student competitors.

Competition Format

The main competition will have two rounds:

Round #1: Qualification and Discovery: Face-to-face meeting to gauge interest in new product or service, handle initial objections, uncover needs, and set an appointment for a proposal presentation.

Round #2: Closing: Face-to-face meeting to review a proposed solution, handle objections and close the sale.

The event also includes:

  • Networking events and career conversations with employers.
  • Live and recorded training sessions available prior to the competition.

NOTE: Students must register for the competition using their Bentley University email address.  Register by clicking here.

This sales competition will take place on Bentley University’s campus. The specific building and room locations will be announced soon.

By Paul Stanish
Paul Stanish Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center