What is Collegiate sales society (CSS)?
Collegiate Sales Society (CSS) is the premier national collegiate sales organization creating lifelong leaders through sales education, networking, and career opportunities. Programs such as the Collegiate Sales Certification and the Annual CSS Summit allow our students to cultivate sales skills through real experience and network with industry professionals.
CSS was launched in 2019 to bridge the gap between the experience and skills college students learn in school and what is sought after by employers. We believe in making the dream of pursuing a career in sales a reality for college students by providing robust sales education and career development opportunities. Sales is one of the most popular professions, and by joining CSS students gain access to additional curriculum and tools for securing that dream sales job post-graduation! This is where being part of CSS becomes an important tool for securing that dream sales job post-graduation!
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Meet the CSS National Team
Courtney Cochran is the Collegiate Sales Society Program Director. She earned an M.S. in Legal Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the CSS team, Courtney served as the Interim Executive Director of the Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) and previously held positions at CEEP as a National Director, Associate Director and Fellowship Director, and Regional Director. A veteran of creating and managing client relationships, Courtney has served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including chairing the Special Events Committee for California University of PA’s Foundation, CARE Ownership, and California University of PA’s Alumni. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, she joins the CSS team having had a successful career helping others engage in their community, and advising campuses on incorporating long-term sustainable voting programs. Courtney is available to discuss chapter opportunities and general CSS resources.
JennaRae graduated Summa Cum Laude from San Diego State University in December of 2020. In 3.5 years, she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management with a specialization in Entrepreneurship, as well as a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. During her time at SDSU, JennaRae was also the President and founder of Collegiate Sales Society at San Diego State, which was one of the first four chapters to launch on a University Campus in 2019. Since graduation, JennaRae has taken her passion for uplifting others and creating opportunities and made it a career. As CSS’ program manager, she works directly with our students to create new CSS chapters, recruit new students, and manage our chapters’ operations nationwide. JennaRae uses her unique experience as a former CSS president to provide support and mentorship to all CSS students and inspire more students to start CSS chapters at their own universities.
Juliette A. Duran
Juliette is a 3rd-year Business Marketing major at San Jose State University. After being a Public Relations officer for an on-campus school organization she has become intrigued with content creation and digital marketing. Juliette discovered Collegiate Sales Society while seeking to work on her professional development skills. She joined the CSS National team in the summer of 2021 as a Social Media Marketing Intern.
Being a first-generation college student brings Juliette a passion for making opportunities accessible to those who deserve it most. This passion coincides perfectly with the CSS mission of creating future sales leaders. Similar to Juliette, many college students come from areas that lack resources that enable success. Juliette stands with CSS as we bridge that gap.
CSS is sponsored by vendition
Vendition is the premier organization that helps college graduates and career switchers land jobs in tech sales. Not only are they the go-to resource for individuals seeking sales training, networking, and job placement, Vendition is also focused on democratizing sales career opportunities by helping individuals pursue a career in tech sales regardless of previous experience, academic pedigree, or financial restrictions. As part of their mission and commitment to our community, Collegiate Sales Society has been fiscally sponsored by Vendition since its founding and currently receives the full support of the organization including custom sales training curriculum developed by Vendition for our Chapters as well as access to their most experienced sales professionals to help mentor CSS members in their future career.