Bob Mills Professional Sales Center
The University of Central Oklahoma College of Business, in coordination with Bob Mills Furniture, has established the Bob Mills Professional Sales Center. The UCO Professional Sales Center provides students with a dedicated space to practice selling strategies, prepare for competitions and interview with local executives and companies.
The UCO professional sales program is named one of the top universities for professional sales education by the Sales Education Foundation (SEF).
The UCO College of Business offers both a major and minor in professional sales, both housed in the Department of Marketing – students in the program have placed in competitions around the country. Graduates of the program have a 100 % job placement rate and go on to pursue successful careers in sales.
The Bob Mills Professional Sales Center is located in the UCO College of Business.Learn more ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL SELLING MAJOR at Uco
About the Marketing Department at UCO
The UCO Department of Marketing fields successful and nationally recognized competition sales teams that compete on both regional and national levels, in order to provide the most opportunities for students. To select members of the sales team, the sales faculty conduct and review multiple course role plays of interested students and then select the best of the best.
UCO's Professional Selling Team
UCO's Professional Selling team competes in five-eight sales events each academic year. Students on the UCO Professional Selling team have the opportunity to network with national-level employers and win cash prizes. All travel and competition expenses are covered by the competition, or by UCO.
Participation in competitions provides team members with experience, improves their skills through the coaching they receive and helps prepare them for future jobs. In addition, there are numerous opportunities for all students to participate in career fairs, where they can meet employers and often interview for both internship and job opportunities.
Meet the UCO Professional Sales Team
Traditionally, the sales team participates in the following competitions.
- Challenger Sales Institute Quad State Challenge (October – Oklahoma City)
- Great Northwoods (October – Eau Clair, Wisconsin)
- International Collegiate Sales Competition (November – Orlando, Florida)
- Redbird National Sales Competition (February – Virtual)
- Toledo Invitational (February – Toledo, Ohio)
- National Collegiate Sales Competition (March – Kennesaw, Georgia)
- AMA Collegiate Sales Competition (March – New Orleans, Louisiana)
- Challenger Sales Institute Regional Competition (March – Oklahoma City)
UCO Student Testimonials
"The sales program at UCO has been a transformative experience for me. From being a part of the UCO Sales team as a junior to attending career fairs, the opportunities provided by the program have been phenomenal. The teamwork and support from my professors and teammates have helped me prepare for competitions and hone my skills. But what truly sets this program apart is the invaluable connections I've made with recruiters and industry professionals.
These connections have opened up doors for potential job placements upon graduation, giving me a head start in my career. Studying professional sales has been an amazing journey and I am excited to see where these experiences and connections will take me in the future. If you're looking for a program that offers hands-on experience, networking opportunities and a supportive community, then the sales program at UCO is worth considering."
Mattison Bullard '23
"During my time on the UCO sales team, I have had the privilege of encountering opportunities that extend far beyond mere job prospects. The experience I have acquired has challenged me to improve my sales acumen, advance my professional development, establish meaningful connections with other industry experts and contribute to a community that strives for excellence and cares for my success. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the chance to partake in all that the UCO Sales team has had to offer."
Siamyra Wilson, '23
"The sales program at UCO has provided me opportunities I never would have been given otherwise. Thanks to the teaching of some great professors, along with hard work, I’ve been able to receive job offers and make connections with some amazing individuals and companies in the workforce. Prior to joining the sales program at UCO and dedicating my studies to professional sales, I didn’t see any clear direction in my future business career. The excitement of sales classes and the engagement from the sales professors gifted me the sense of direction I needed.
The timing of my opportunity within the sales program came just after an injury that would force me to discontinue playing football for the school. Exposure to sales competitions allowed me to find a new competitive outlet. In addition, success in the competitions has given me the training, experience and confidence I need to hit the ground running in my sales role after graduation."
Cooper Crick '23