What's New With The Great Canadian Sales Competition

The Great Canadian Sales Competition is a contest for university and college students across Canada. Please check out the posts below to see the progress The Competition has made in the first year!

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January - The GCSC Featured in the Financial Post 

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May - The GCSC Featured in the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers' Newsletter

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OPSE newsletter

May 6th – Breakfast at Google with an Account Executive

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Our Winners (from left to right): Aryan, Ben and Sarah and Google Account Executive (far right) Kim

Our Winners (from left to right): Aryan, Ben and Sarah and Google Account Executive (far right) Kim

Sarah (Wilfrid Laurier) at The Google Office

Sarah (Wilfrid Laurier) at The Google Office

Aryan (The University of Toronto) at The Google Office

Aryan (The University of Toronto) at The Google Office

Kim’s advice for any new grad entering the workforce: hustle!

Kim’s advice for any new grad entering the workforce: hustle!

Ben (George Brown) at The Google Office

Ben (George Brown) at The Google Office

Our Winners (left to right): Ben, Sarah, Aryan

Our Winners (left to right): Ben, Sarah, Aryan

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to Kim for a great morning

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you to Kim for a great morning

April 29th - The Great Canadian Sales Competition - Promotional Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhS_GH_ckVQ&feature=em-upload_owner

April 1st, 2015 – Rachele Bejamin, 1st place winner, featured in The Sheridan Sun

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March 30th, 2015 – CTV Morning Live Ottawa

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Sonya Meloff, Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency, talks about interview tips for sales professionals

To watch the full interview click here

March 29, 2015 – Rachele Benjamin, 1st place winner, featured in The Oakville Beaver

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March 22nd, 2015 – Rachele Benjamin’s blog highlighting her experience in The Great Canadian Sales Competition

http://racheleadabsurdum.blogspot.ca/2015/03/the-great-canadian-sales-competition.html

March 12th – The Winners Gala at The Storys Building

 Our guests enjoying food, drink and music at The Storys Building

 Our guests enjoying food, drink and music at The Storys Building

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The Top 10 Finalists: Bethany Chan, Langara College; Hanna Johnson, Conestoga College; Tony Kim, UBC; Matiya Szauer, The University of Toronto; Robby Jones, BCIT; Lenny Ohm, BCIT; David Hughes, Concordia University; Vikram Singh, Rotman Management; Jacquie Kine, BCIT; Rachele Benjamin, Sheridan College

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 The Awards Ceremony at The Winners Gala

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 The Great Canadian Sales Competition sponsors (left to right): John Lilly, Yellow Pages; Matt Ono, Dell; Meg Sinclair, Facebook; Sarah Chapman, Texcan; Kim Rellinger, Google; Brian MacIntosh, Compugen; Shachin Ghelani, Salesforce; David Hughes, Purolator; Mark Voegelin, Pattison; Mandy Ungar, Canadian Professional Sales Association; Jeffrey Ferrer, BMO; Andrew Fitzpatrick, G&K Services; Michelle Young, Air Canada; Brad King, Xerox

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 Matiya Szauer (2nd place), Rachele Benjamin (1st place) and Bethany Chan (3rd place)

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 The Storys staff serving drinks for our 150+ guests

March 12th – The Final Round at The Google Office

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The Great Canadian Sales Competition Judges (from left to right): Duncan Bureau, VP of Global Sales at Air Canada; Chris Adamkowski, Head of Industry at Google; Jamie Scarborough, Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency; Erin Elofson, Head of Financial Services at Facebook; Michael Back, CEO of HonkMobile

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Andrew Fitchpatrick, Sales Manager at G&K Services and Rachele Benjamin (1st place finalist) managing a meeting in front of the panel

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Bethany Chan, 3rd place finalist, enjoying The Competitor Lounge at The Google Office

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 1st stop on The Google Tour!

February 25th – The Morning Show on Global

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Jamie Scarborough, Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency, discussing The Great Canadian Sales Competition on Global Television.

To watch the full interview click here

February 10th – Women in Business event at McMaster University

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Executive members (far left); Christina (left) and Danielle (right)

January 30th – Scouting visit at George Brown

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Camila at George Brown College on the last visit of our tour

January 27th – Business Connect Event at Western University

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 Jordynne (left) and Mary (right), Council Members of the Dan Management Association

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January 26th – e-mail from a University of Toronto Student

Hello Sonya,

We met during a University networking event called A Taste of Marketing in downtown Toronto. I remember talking to you about going into sales as a potential career, especially for a young woman who is extremely ambitious in sales/marketing. I wanted to thank you again for your great advice and for helping me initiate a great interest in sales as a profession.

Sincerely,

[2nd year Business Student]

January 23rd – Women in Leadership at Wilfrid Laurier University

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Wilfred Laurier
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Three Girls

Marda (far right), president of WILL and her council members

January 22nd – Rising Stars at Capilano University

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Jamie S

Jamie Scarborough and Capilano University students

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Dean and Peymaneh at Capilano University

January 22nd, 2014 – E-mail from one of the students we met at Ryerson University 

Hello Sheila/Asad,

I attended the presentation of yours a couple days ago for the Ted Roger's School of Management Marketing class at Ryerson University.

Your presentation really helped me take a step forward in understanding myself. Your messages also provided me with a more focused directions for the future in my career and the kind of job that would be suitable for me. What you said made me think more deeply on how I should be viewing what I am doing.

Usually, I would be the person who would think of doing tasks but not actually going through with them. But learning about the DNA model (Drive, Nature, Acumen), it helped me be more proactive with what I need to do in order to get what I want in life.

What you said to me broaden my horizon and allow me to think more deeply of the type of job I want, especially in my upcoming summer internship. I fully agree with your views on a career in sales. Such a career is rewarding because it fosters person-to-person relationships, personality, and diplomacy. I do echo with you on the positive benefits and personal satisfaction in such a career. I'm also really happy and satisfied when I successfully help to find solutions for my customers through selling jewellery a my part time job.

I would like to thank you and Asad for spending time with us, even though you have such a busy schedule. Sharing your experience with us is highly educational and most appreciated. Consequently, I will certainly consider applying to the Great Canadian Sales Competition.

Thank you,

3rd year Graphic Communications Management Student

January 21st, 2014 – Sheridan College Advertising and Marketing Networking Event

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Sheridan

January 20th – Class visit at Ryerson University

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Asad - Ryerson

Asad speaking to Sales class at Ryerson University

January 17th – BCIT Sales Competition

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Three Students

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Four Students

 Peymaneh (far left) and Kevin (far right) with BCIT students

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One Student

First place winner Crystal Radford

January 16th – 17th – Ivey Marketing Summit

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Ivey Building

January 19th – Class visit at Ryerson University

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Sheila Ryerson

Sheila speaking to sales class at Ryerson about The Great Canadian Sales Competition

January 16th – Scouting visit at SAIT

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SAIT

January 15th – Scouting visit at The University of Calgary

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Sheila & Kelsey

Kelsey and Sheila at The University of Calgary

January 14th – Breakfast at Google!

We have a very exciting opportunity for contestants of the Great Canadian Sales Competition. Google is going to host 3 contestants for breakfast and a tour of their Toronto office (dates to be determined). You will be shown around their impressive facilities by an Account Executive and will be able to ask questions about the life of a ‪#‎sales person at Google.

To qualify for this lunch and tour, Google is asking you to submit your 30-90 second video pitch by Saturday, January 24th at 4:00pm EST. At that time, a team of Google executives will choose 3 strong submissions.

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January 14th – Proud to announce that the Canadian Professional Sales Association is now a sponsor of The Great Canadian Sales Competition!

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January 14th – Scouting visit at The University of Lethbridge

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Markin Hall
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Two boys

Richard and Kinsley, participants in The Great Canadian Sales Competition

January 13th – Competition posters on the walls of Capilano University

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Student Life

January 13th – Class visit at NAIT

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NAIT

January 13th – Scouting visit at The University of Alberta

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Sheila at The University of Alberta

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University of Alberta

January 12th – Presentation and scouting visit at The University of Alberta

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Sheila at The University of Alberta Career Centre (CAPS)

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Asian

Cho, our first Engineering participant, pitching his idea of a life saving water device

January 12th – Webinar for Peter B. Gustavson School of Business (University of Victoria)

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Best Paying Jobs
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Jeniffer Gill

January 7th – Officially reached 20 school partners!

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Logo - Schools

January 6th – Competition posters spotted at The Sauder School of Business

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GCSC - Poster

January 5th – Officially at 15 sponsors!

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Logo - Companies

December 19th – posters distributed to 20 schools across Canada!

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Sheila

December 16th – The Great Canadian Sales Competition spotted on TTC subway!

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December 11th – George Brown College visit

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Asad Zaman speaking to an eager sales class at George Brown College

November 25th – The Great Canadian Sales Competition featured in Money Magazine

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Newswire

November 25th – Press Release

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Unemployment

November 21st – The Jon McComb Show

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Jamie Scarborough, Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency, featured on the Jon McComb Show

November 20th – Speed Networking Event

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    Tiffany Chan (left), President of the Rotman Women in Business group and her council members as they lead           their annual Speed Networking event

November 18th – Career in Sales Event at Wilfrid Laurier

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Sheila 1

 Sheila Cassidy speaking on a sales panel

November 14th – George Brown College

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 Camila and Jesse representing The Great Canadian Sales Competition at George Brown College

October 31st – Scouting visit at Ryerson University

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sheila - poster

Sheila Cassidy in front of Competition banner before her and Sonya Meloff, Co-Founder at Sales Talent             Agency, visit Ryerson

October 29th – Seneca College

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 Sonya Meloff speaking at Women’s History Month at Seneca College

October 9th – Taste of Marketing

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Sonya 2

Sonya Meloff (left), Co-Founder at Sales Talent Agency, speaking to Business students at the University of Toronto

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Sonya and Sheila

 Sheila Cassidy (right) and Matiya Szauder (left), speaking about The Competition

October 9th – postcards are in!

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