OSU Sales Academy

Empowering students and creating connections to strengthen the relationship between business and academia in the field of professional sales.

What is the Sales Academy?

The OSU Sales Academy is dedicated to promoting leadership and professionalism in the field of sales. Our goal is to introduce sales fundamentals to students through the use of hands-on workshops led by industry sponsors. Students have the opportunity to interact and network with industry sales executives at Sales Academy events as well as participate in regional and national sales competitions. Sales Academy students across all degree programs can enhance their degree with a Certificate in Professional Selling. The Sales Academy is open to OSU students of all majors.

  • Receive sales training from industry experts
  • Learn about sales positions and career opportunities within various industries
  • Gain sales experience to get a head start on your career
  • Enhance your value to potential employers with a certificate of professional sales
  • Compete in national and regional sales competitions
  • All OSU students (business and non-business majors) are invited to participate

To join or request more information for OSU Sales Academy please contact Caitlyn Gill.

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What students have to say

Santosh Ramesh

Sales Academy has been an integral part of my success through the College of Business, in helping develop not only my interpersonal sales skills but also building a tight-knit family whom I could come to rely upon for knowledge and growth. Even though I was an engineering major, I found my sales abilities useful throughout my life. Sales Academy taught me that selling isn't just about making a transaction; it's about making a lasting relationship with the person you are talking to. I hope you all decide to join and find yourself confidently speaking in a matter of months as I have discovered for myself.

Zak Lehman

Sales Academy has not only been a resume builder, but an opportunity to expand my emotional intelligence and meet some of the smartest and ambitious people I have ever met. My participation in Sales Club and Sales Academy have introduced me to some of my greatest acquaintances, given me opportunities to expand my network and even led to a few great job offers. Sales club and Sales Academy have taught me skills that I'll be using the rest of my life and is a huge part of who I am at today at OSU.

Tim Shelton

I would never have the opportunities available to me today without the network built, skills developed, and confidence gained that Sales Academy has provided me. The range of challenging & rewarding activities that the institution puts in-front of students is visionary when it comes to what the undergraduate experience can be. This program is a must-participate for those with high career aspirations.

Winners of the Pacific Office Automation competition

Certificate in Professional Selling

Through the Oregon State Sales Academy, students have the opportunity to earn their certificate of professional selling. The program is designed for OSU students interested in a career as a sales professional or interested in learning sales skills. The certificate enhances any student résumé and degree program at Oregon State. It is an accomplishment that gives students a competitive career advantage in any sales or business-related career.


  • Gain a competitive advantage when seeking employment post-graduation
  • Network with executives from Fortune 500 companies
  • Compete in regional and nationwide sales competitions

Earn your certificate

  1. Submit an application form online
  2. Complete the following coursework prior to graduation:
    1. Corporate sales training modules
    2. Eight Sales Academy sponsor-led workshops
  3. Attend the "Intro to Sales Academy" workshop (offered fall term)
  4. Compete in Oregon State's Sales Competition or a national competition (one opportunity per term)
  5. Attend a College of Business Career Fair 

To join or request more information for OSU Sales Academy please contact Caitlyn Gill.

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Get Involved

Sales Academy hosts a variety of events throughout the academic year including sales career fairs, sales competitions and professional development workshops. These events provide students with an opportunity to develop their communication skills and enhance their confidence. We also offer student internships within Sales Academy. These executive level positions simulate real-world sales positions. All events and internships are open to any OSU students, regardless of major.



Our Sales Academy partners are currently seeking interns for the summer of 2021. To learn more please contact caitlyn.gill@oregonstate.edu.

For more information or to get involved with Sales Academy, please contact our Sales Academy director

Caitlyn Gill, MBA
Director, Sales Academy
College of Business
Austin Hall 409
2751 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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