17 Years of Competition

The annual Bayou Sales Challenge, hosted by the College of Business Administration, allows students to show off their professional sales skills in an intense, head-to-head competition with peers.  This marks the competition's 17th year.


The event, open to undergraduate college students from Louisiana and other states, begins with a panel discussion on professional sales careers led by leaders in the field.

Creating an #Impact in Sales

This regional sales competition is an opportunity for students to compete in sales role-plays and network with sales professionals looking for fresh talent to fill sales positions.  It is also an opportunity to network with other sales program directors and students. 


Each spring, in Thibodaux, LA, the Bayou Sales Challenge has connected southern charm to unique learning experiences.  The 2020 competition will be unlike any other before it!

A Message from the Director

On behalf of Nicholls State University and the College of Business Administration, welcome to the Bayou Sales Challenge!


"Celebrating the talent we see each year at the Bayou Sales Challenge is something to look forward to.  I am honored to carry the torch for a wonderful program that enables such a unique opportunity of #impact."

Laura Lott Valenti

Assistant Professor of Marketing

John C. Daigle Endowed Professor

Bayou Sales Challenge Director, and

Nicholls Sales Team Coach

Contact Us

Contact us for additional information about the Bayou Sales Challenge.

The annual Bayou Sales Challenge is an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a sales career to showcase their professional selling skills.  The 2020 participating schools are:

2020 Participating Universities

Florida State University

Louisiana State University


Nicholls State University

Ryerson University


Southeastern Louisiana University


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

University of Kansas

University of Southern Mississippi

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