Professional Selling students from the UCF College of Business Administration (#UCFBusiness) once again showed why they are part of one of the top programs in the country.

Victoria Howard, Carla Sanchez, Emily Cunard and Erika Chirino led UCF to finish in the top 10 out of more than 50 universities competing in the International Collegiate Sales Competition (ICSC), an annual tournament-style role play competition hosted by Florida State University. Sanchez advanced to the semifinals in the individual competition.

The competition was held November 4-7 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando.

“We had a terrific team representing us this year and I was so proud to see their hard work and preparation pay off,” said Cyndi Gundy, instructor of marketing and a team coach. “These competitions are a tremendous platform for promoting the sales profession while allowing top students to showcase their skills.”

“To be selected for the team representing UCF at the 2015 ICSC is a tremendous honor,” said Erika Chirino. “I thrive on challenge, so this competition was an invigorating experience for me.”

ICSC challenges students from universities across the nation in all aspects of professional selling. This year, competitors were selling Salonbiz, a salon and spa software product.  The Department of Marketing hosted its own role play competition to find this year’s ICSC team; team members were chosen based on their selling skills, coachability and professionalism.

The Professional Selling Program is a prestigious, specialized program offered by the Department of Marketing in the UCF College of Business Administration. The competitive program accepts no more than 40 exceptional students each year that show potential and promise in the fascinating and lucrative field of sales. As one of only approximately 80 specialized sales undergraduate programs in the nation, the Professional Selling Track is at the forefront of preparing students for successful careers in today’s competitive job market. For more information on the Professional Selling Program, please visit: