Nicholls Sales Lab

Competitors can access their role-plays immediately after competing by visiting  The site is username and password protected.  Passwords will be provided to your coach at registration.  (Please note that if there were any changes to your registration or team there will be a delay in receiving your passwords.)  Coaches will have not access to competitor role-plays until after the competition is complete as there is administrative work associated with providing access.
Laura Valenti and Sydney Rutter semfinalist at ICSC
A generous donation in 2004 from Northwestern Mutual allowed Nicholls State University to develop its sales lab and, since, it has undergone two separate facelifts.  Located in Powell Hall (Rm. 209), the sales and interactive training lab is fit with five sales labs, a control room, and teaching studio.
Each lab contains a circular table, three office chairs, a dropped microphone, and wall-mounted video camera.  Computer-based software allows each lab to run simultaneously and record the session.  Students are able to, with a username and password, immediately access their lab sessions from a mobile device or computer.
The interactive training lab allows the instructor to coach students in a more realistic environment.  Students can then take the information and practice it, and prepare via sales training sessions that imitate real-world selling.  
If you are interested in touring our facility, sponsoring one of our sales labs, or hosting a training session utilizing our technology, please contact Laura Valenti (985.448.4187 /, or stop by for a visit!
Nicolls sales lab - Laura Valenti
Nicholls sales lab - Laura Valenti
Nicholls sales lab - Laura Valenti
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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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