Creating an #Impact in Sales

Nicholls State University is home to a "Top University for Professional Sales Education", according to (2020).  Programs like this exist because of the countless hours sales team coaches and community volunteers, in addition to generous donors, give to advancing sales programs.  


Why do we care about elevating sales programs?  The impact academic sales programs make is incredible.


  • According to a survey of sales managers (, 2020), sales program graduates ramp up 50% faster than their non-sales educated peers.  They also experience 30% less turnover.


  • Sales program graduates require less training than their non-sales educated peers.  The result is an average savings of +$180k per hire for their recruiting company (, 2020).


Nicholls is an academic institution that is proud to support sales!  We're here to make an #impact.


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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 2021 competition will be virtual, and the participating schools are below:

2021 Participating Universities

Florida State University

Louisiana State University


Nicholls State University


Southeastern Louisiana University


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette

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