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 developing OSU students into the next generation of sales leaders. Our goal is to introduce sales fundamentals to students with personal coaching from industry experts, hands on sales simulations and sales competitions. The Sales Academy is open to OSU students of all majors and is free based on support from our industry sponsors. Sales Academy students will:

  • Opportunity to differentiate yourself in the marketplace by earning a certificate in professional sales upon completion of Sales Academy experiential coursework
  • Receive hands on sales training from industry experts
  • Build corporate connections and find potential mentors
  • Learn about sales positions and career opportunities within various industries at professional development events
  • Compete in national and regional sales competitions
  • Form new connections and become part of the Sales Academy community

To join or request more information for OSU Sales Academy please contact Contact Us

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Certificate in Professional Sales

Through the Oregon State Sales Academy, students have the opportunity to earn their Certificate in Professional Sales. The program is designed for OSU students interested in building their executive presence by participating in experiential learning activities with industry partners designed to build sales skills and competencies.


  • Learn at your own pace
  • Gain a competitive advantage when seeking employment post-graduation
  • Network with executives from Fortune 500 companies
  • Opportunity to compete in national and regional intercollegiate sales competitions
  • Include on your resume


  • 30 hours of canvas modules and coursework
  • Learn how to communicate well with buyers and sellers
  • Refine interpersonal skills
  • Create convincing arguments and be able to close sale deals

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

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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.

Isabella Johnson

Through competitions put on by Sales Academy, i have gained hands-on sales experience with industry professionals. This meant a lot considering i had no prior sales experience coming into college! I now feel much more confident approaching professional situations, and am so grateful for sales academy and our amazing director Caitlin Gill for providing me with these opportunities.

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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. 




Our Sales Academy partners are currently seeking interns for the summer of 2023. To learn more please contact sales.academy@oregonstate.edu.

For more information or to get involved with Sales Academy, please contact Eric Nelson, Director, Sales Academy.

Eric Nelson
Director, Sales Academy
College of Business
Austin Hall 461
2751 Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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