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Professional Sales Institute - Partners & Supporters

We are very proud to feature our Corporate Partners whose support and contributions allow us to develop Illinois State sales students as the sales stars and leaders of tomorrow, to support the sales profession with award winning sales research, and to provide leading edge executive development programs. We encourage you to learn more about each partner, and it's job and career opportunities by clicking on the company logo.

Platinum Level

Aerotek, Inc. Aerotek, Inc.

Aerotek, headquartered in Hanover, Maryland, a subsidiary of Allegis Group, is a privately held staffing company with $2.7 billion in revenues in 2007. Founded in 1983 by Steve Bisciotti and Jim Davis, the company is the top provider of engineering staffing in the United States. Aerotek also recruits, screens, selects, and places employees in the light industrial, light technical, accounting & finance, design, call center, laboratry, environmental, aviation, construction management,mortgage banking, commercial nuclear, automotive, utilities, and governmental markets.

Bankers Life Bankers Life

With a history dating back 130 years, Bankers Life has been helping individuals and families protect their financial security and prepare for retirement.

Our affordable, quality health and life insurance products and annuities offer solutions for every stage of life—whether retirement is years away or you’re already here.

From over 300 offices across the country, our more than 5,000 agents live and work in the communities they serve. Our customers have their own Bankers Life agent who takes the time to get to know their family, listens to their needs and values, and is dedicated to helping them meet their goals for a secure retirement.

Our commitment to service is backed with the financial strength of $14.5 billion in assets under management and the stability of century-long experience. Get to know Bankers Life—and learn why our more than 1.4 million customers trust their retirement to us.

COUNTRY Financial COUNTRY Financial

COUNTRY Financial®  was formed by a group of Illinois farmers in 1925 as a fire and lightning insurance company. A year later, the company expanded and began to offer coverage for autos and equipment. Today, we have more than 3,000 employees and 2,000 financial representatives and offer a full range of products and services to meet your insurance and financial needs.

At COUNTRY Financial, we offer a career opportunity unlike any other in the industry. We understand that starting a new career or moving to a new company is not an easy task. Your next career move needs to be the right move for you, but how do you know that COUNTRY Financial and our opportunity is the right decision?

We can help. If you're looking for a sales opportunity that allows you to make a difference in the lives of others, provides a competitive salary plus bonuses and commissions, gives you the freedom to create your own schedule and spend time with your family, and provides in-depth training and ongoing support...then you’ve come to the right place.


Central Illinois Trucks Inc. Central Illinois Trucks Inc.

CIT Group, Inc. is a full-line, commercial truck dealership representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck, and several commercial trailer lines. The company has been in business for 38 years.

With its corporate headquarters located in Normal, Illinois, the company operates eleven full-line dealerships and four other parts and service only facilities throughout Illinois, eastern Missouri, and northwest Indiana. The company generates annual sales in excess of $242 million dollars.

In 2012, Kenworth Truck Company honored CIT Group, Inc. with its TRP All Makes Dealer of the Year Award. CIT Group, Inc. is seeking candidates for job openings in its Truck Sales Department, Parts Department Management Trainee Program, and Human Resource Department. In addition, the company is looking to fill positions for Sales and Marketing Internships plus an Administrative Assistant.

C.H. Robsinson Worldwide, Inc. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (C.H. Robinson) is one of the largest third party logistics (3PL) companies in the world with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and South America. Simply put, we help our customers ship their products around the world, managing the transportation and logistics of all kinds of cargo from electronics to automobile parts to fresh produce.

Our customers include the people who supply raw materials and products (growers and manufacturers), the people who ship them (carriers), and the people who sell them (retail and grocery markets). We also provide our customers with valuable services and resources that drive efficiency into their systems and processes. The items that you purchase and consume every day are a direct result of the supply chain that we’ve helped keep in motion for the past 100 years.


Enterprise Rent A Car Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest car rental company in North America and arguably the world. We are a $9 billion company with more than 878,000 vehicles in our rental and leasing fleet, more than 64,000 employees and over 6,900 locations in the U.S., Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Since our origin in 1957, our employees have always been empowered to make decisions that greatly affect their work and their career. It is this philosophy along with an unyielding dedication to customer service that has made Enterprise a true success story and a truly unique place to work.

Enterprise is currently ranked #15 on the Forbes "Largest Private Companies in America" list and ranks #1 on the Black Collegian magazine's list of "Top 100 Employers of College Graduates." We are proud to have been named a Top Entry Level Job by the Princeton Review. We promote 100% from within based on performance only. At Enterprise, you'll gain valuable and highly marketable skills in every aspect of business management from sales and marketing and developing a staff to customer service and accounting. Yet, we're not all business all the time. Enterprise is also a tight knit culture, where great people really enjoy each other's company both in and outside of work.


Since 1967 Fastenal has grown as a distributor of industrial and construction supplies from a single branch to over 2,500 locations, each providing tailored local inventory and personal service for our customers. As we've expanded across the world, we've retained a core belief in people and their ability to accomplish remarkable things - if given the opportunity. From this philosophy stems an entrepreneurial culture that challenges every employee to run their own business, create their own success, and advance to become company leaders. 

As a growth company with a solid financial position, that typically doubles in size every four to five years, we are committed to training, promoting from within, and creating opportunities for our employees. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to make your mark as part of an elite growth company, you won't find a better fit than Fastenal. 

 Internships available.





Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi.

Want to work 1:1 with local merchants and help drive their sales growth and Groupon's success? Check out the Merchant Development Representative and Business Development Representative career opportunities.

If we match with you, please apply to join us.  Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN)



Liberty Mutual Liberty Mutual

Liberty Mutual Insurance helps people preserve and protect what they earn, build, own and cherish.  Keeping this promise means we are there when our policyholders throughout the world need us most.

In business since 1912, and headquartered in Boston, Mass., today we are a leading global insurer with operations in 30 countries and economies around the world.  We are the fourth largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2016 direct written premium data as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.  We also rank 75th on the Fortune 100 list of largest corporations in the U.S. based on 2016 revenue.  As of December 31, 2016, we had $38.3 billion in annual consolidated revenue.

We employ more than 50,000 people in over 800 offices throughout the world.  We offer a wide range of insurance products and services, including personal automobile, homeowners, accident & health, commercial automobile, general liability, property, surety, workers compensation, group disability, group life, specialty lines, reinsurance, individual life and annuity products. You can learn more about us by visiting


Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network offers a personalized approach to providing customized financial strategies tailored to each client's individual needs. Serving clients personal and business needs, our Financial Representatives represent exclusive access to a variety of world-class solutions and services from life insurance, disability income protection and education funding alternatives, to retirement planning, estate planning and business planning expertise. We are committed to providing valued advice and innovative solutions to help all our clients achieve their financial goals in today's complicated financial world.

The Effner Group Northwestern Mutual Chicago • Downers Grove • Naperville • Schaumburg

Northwestern Mutual Chicago • Downers Grove • Naperville • Schaumburg specializes in risk management, wealth accumulation, and wealth preservation for entrepreneurs and successful individuals. We are committed to long term relationships built on trust, challenge and integrity with our clients and their advisors. We ask of them only to take action that we ourselves, in the same situation, would take. Our Financial Representatives work closely with the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network's group of trusted financial specialists in areas like retirement solutions, estate analysis, asset allocation, and small business needs analysis to ensure that your needs are looked at from every perspective.

The Bloomington-Normal Group The Bloomington-Normal Group

The Bloomington-Normal Group of Normal, Illinois specializes in risk management, wealth accumulation, and wealth preservation for entrepreneurs and successful individuals. Because preparing for your financial future can be complicated, and your set of circumstances unique, it's important that you have the help of highly trained and experienced professionals. Northwestern Mutual’s financial strength and consistent performance help clients achieve financial security. Through our local and Network offices, you have access to our financial representatives, advisors and specialists who can address your financial goals and objectives in areas like personal needs analysis, retirement solutions, estate analysis, asset allocation, and business needs analysis. We utilize a personalized approach that leads to customized recommendations that will help you make decisions that are right for you and those who depend on you.

Saint Gobain Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Saint-Gobain Abrasives is the world's largest building materials company, as well as a global leader in the production of high-performance materials and glass containers. Saint-Gobain's Ambition: To maintain worldwide leadership in "habitat" by offering innovative solutions that meet the fundamental global challenges of growth, energy and the environment.  Here in North America, Saint-Gobain recorded sales of $6.8 billion in 2009. We employ some

 19,000 people in more than 350 locations across the U.S. and Canada. Among the Saint-Gobain brand family are CertainTeed, Norandex, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Saint-Gobain Crystals, Saint-Gobain NorPro and Saint-Gobain ADFORS. 


Sherwin Williams Company Sherwin Williams Company

The Sherwin-Williams Company has more than 2,600 company-owned stores in 50 states, Canada, Mexico and is the U.S. market leader in distribution and sales of coatings and coating-related products. Sherwin-Williams has yearly revenues exceeding $6 billion and is ranked among the top U.S. Fortune 400 companies, while setting standards of excellence within the coatings industry. Established in 1866, the Sherwin-Williams Company is listed in Fortune Magazine as "America's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2005!"

The Sherwin-Williams Company is America's largest manufacturer and marketer of paint, industrial and commercial coatings, and has your career covered with solid advancement opportunities, competitive earning potential and great benefits. Seeking new or soon-to-be college grads for our Manager Trainee Program/Entry-Level Sales Reps.


Tek Systems TEKsystems

TEKsystems, a subsidiary of staffing giant Allegis, provides IT consulting and staffing services from locations in North America and Europe. TEKsystems® is the nation's leading technology staffing and services company. Combining a proven track record of superior performance, a quality-focused approach to service delivery, and the highest-caliber technical professionals in the market, TEKsystems helps our clients successfully plan, build, and run their critical technology initiatives.

Considered one of the nation's largest IT staffing firms, the company places more than 10,000 technical professionals each week, who work in a variety of fields including biotechnology, telecommunications, and construction and engineering. Our capabilities include IT and communications staff augmentation and direct placement services; managed, project-based, and outsourced applications and infrastructure services; and education services.TEKsystems has some 90 offices serving more than 5,500 clients. In addition, the company runs the website, which is an online job board for technical staff.


Gold Level

Career Builder CareerBuilder

We Love What We Do

Yes, we’re that excited about it and you will be too. For over 20 years, CareerBuilder has put America to work, helping millions of everyday people find jobs and hundreds of thousands of employers find the talent they need to be successful.  We’re a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company – but that’s just a fancy way of saying that we help employers find, hire and manage great employees. From recruiting and employment screening to human capital management, we provide cutting-edge software and services to the biggest (and smallest) names in business.  Our technology remains light years ahead of the competition and is taking our business to places no other company has gone.

Learn What it Feels Like to Love Your Job

“You’re hired.” Those two words can change a life. We don’t take that lightly. That’s why we want people who are passionate about their careers. Regardless of the department or job title, each CareerBuilder employee has a voice. That means offering up innovative ideas, solving problems, collaborating within and outside of their departments, and having candid conversations. Being an industry leader means each of us is a leader and a team player. And that’s why we only say “You’re hired” to the best people.


The HON Company The HON Company

Inspired by practicality and invested in understanding the needs of its customers, The HON Company strives to establish meaningful connections resulting in product solutions and customer support that exceed market demands. As a leading designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture including chairs, storage, panel systems, tables and desks, HON’s commitment to serving its customers is rooted in reliable performance and a member culture that is approachable, confident, smart and ready to serve.  Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal dealers and retailers. The HON Company is an operating company of HNI Corporation (formerly HON INDUSTRIES). For more information, visit


Silver Level

Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Crown employs more than 10,700 people worldwide and operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. Locally, Crown has 3 facilities in Central and Northern Illinois. Nationally, there are opportunities throughout the U.S. at our 60+ U.S. retail locations.    

Continual training, learning, and personal growth are part of the culture we promote at Crown. We strive for our employees to maintain a rewarding and active work/life balance. These are among the many reasons why Crown enjoys industry-leading employee retention rates and attracts career-minded individuals interested in pursuing a lifetime of success. Browse current co-op and employment opportunities.

Gartner, Inc.

Gartner, Inc.Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.

From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, we are the valuable partner to clients in approximately 10,000 distinct enterprises worldwide.

Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Executive Programs, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role.

Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and has 7,600 associates, including more than 1,600 research analysts and consultants, and clients in 90 countries.

For more information, email or visit

Bronze Level




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