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Stetson Announces Partnership with Leading Research and Advisory Company

Stetson University School of Business Administration has announced a partnership with Gartner, a leading research and advisory company based in Stamford, Connecticut, for sponsorship of the Centurion Sales competition team. Through this partnership, Gartner will help prepare students for the national sales competition, engage in valuable role play scenarios with students in the sales labs, and provide valuable content for classroom lectures.

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John Riggs

“This partnership provides a great opportunity for students in the Sales Program to not only receive insightful, real-world coaching from professionals at a leading company, but additionally to gain exclusive access to mentors and be privy to potential employment opportunities,” said John Riggs, D.B.A., executive director of the Centurion Sales Program.

The partnership affords Stetson students access to a variety of internship and employment opportunities at Gartner. Recently two Stetson students in the Sales Program secured positions with Gartner.

Two women role play a sales meeting in one of the training labs
Students work in one of the Centurion Sales Program’s specialized sales training labs outfitted with state-of-the-art video and audio capture equipment in the Stetson School of Business Administration.

“Gartner is excited to be a sponsor of the Centurion Sales competition team. It’s been impressive to see the Stetson Sales Program grow, and Gartner takes pride in being able to contribute to the professional development of the next generation of top sales talent,” said Tamara Welch, sr. director of campus recruiting, Gartner.

The Centurion Sales Program is designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and real-world performance. The program offers interactive courses in cutting-edge video sales labs, professional development opportunities and a far-reaching community of faculty, alumni and partners committed to sales excellence.

Marie Dinklage

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