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CMU Sales Challenge to offer coffee, networking and interview practice Friday


Grawn Hall, home of the College of Business Administration, on Sept. 15 on CMU's campus.

The Central Michigan University 2020 Sales Challenge will take place Friday, Feb. 7. 

The challenge is an opportunity for students of any major to meet new people, learn about marketing and the companies involved and gain experience networking. 

Coffee and networking will start at 8:30 a.m. in the Grawn Atrium, where a breakfast of fruits and doughnuts will be served. The events of the day will go until 3:30 p.m. A full schedule of the day is accessible online.

Students who take part have a chance to win scholarship awards and Visa gift cards through an interview competition with recruiters. The competition will have students answering typical questions that may appear in job interviews. 

Participation is free for any student, and complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided by sponsor companies. 

At the end of the day, a volunteer event will happen where meals will be packed for the CMU Food Pantry.

The day will also feature a keynote speaker, awards and small group discussions on professional development.

The event is sponsored by several companies including Aegis, Aerotek, Enterprise, Federated Insurance, Gartner, Lodgco Management, Paylocity, Quicken Loans, State Farm Insurance, Thomson Reuters and Tom James. 

The suggested attire for the day is dressy business casual.

Students who wish to participate should register for the event by Friday, Jan. 31 by visiting