K-State students studying sales have the opportunity to be mentored by and provide mentoring to their peers to improve skills.
The new Student-to-Student Sales Mentoring program in the College of Business Administration’s National Strategic Selling Institute gives students the chance to learn and develop the skills needed to be a strong candidate in the sales industry.
In the program, students can practice their selling skills throughout the semester, taking the information from the classroom and applying it in real-world situations. They also can enhance their learning experience and opportunities, while receiving feedback in a comfortable environment from other students.
Student mentors also will gain experience from the program. By serving as the buyer during role-playing, they will learn insight into the role of the seller.
This year’s student sales mentors are Tyler Maneth, senior in marketing, Andover; and Blair Wilen, junior in social sciences, and Ariel Johnson, junior in business administration, both from Manhattan. Their job is to help students prepare for role-playing, get ready for job interviews through mock interviews, and prepare the university’s sales team, the Sales Cats.