May 14, 2015 at 2:15pm

Millikin students learn the art of selling

Millikin University students practiced various selling techniques throughout the spring semester as part of a business course entitled "Personal Selling."
 
To practice their selling skills leading up to a semester-end project, teams of students were tasked with selling small items each week, such as theatre tickets and pens, in order to gain greater confidence approaching and interacting with people.
 
After eight weeks of selling, the students raised $1,530.50. The funds were donated to a charity selected by the highest performing sales team: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The highest performing sales team included: Alex Kidd, a senior commercial music/music business major from Decatur, Ill.; John Doyle, a senior accounting major from Naperville, Ill.; and Jakob Bliss, a junior marketing major from Kirkwood, Mo.
 
The students also had the opportunity to sell Caterpillar products to a group of employees from Caterpillar Inc. at the end of the semester.
 
Click here to read more about the work of the Millikin students in an article from the Herald & Review.