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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

Arthur J Gallagher & Company Arthur J. Gallagher & Company  

Our Company Purpose - We help you face your future with confidence. Everything we provide in Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting Services comes down to that one simple and powerful truth. We believe that in every organization, and in every person, there are dreams, desires and potential waiting to be fulfilled. We’ve never seen this business as “What might go wrong?”

To us, it’s always been, “What’s possible? What can we do together?


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.


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.


 Gold Level

Caliber Smart Caliber Smart

Caliber offers a best of class summer time sales internship for Freshman-Seniors interested in developing their sales and communication skills in a fast paced competitive environment. Caliber is a retailer for home service products with 42 offices across the nation. Calibers primary partners are Dish, T-Mobile and ADT.

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Key Mortgage Services Key Mortgage Services

Independent and family-owned, we’re a local full-service financial products provider leveraging the latest technology to help homebuyers save money and close on time, every time. 

Since the day we opened our doors in 1988, our mission has remained unchanged — to make homebuying easier. We service all of Chicagoland with in-house underwriting capabilities and a team of seasoned professionals trained to make sure we find the right loan for our customers — not for us. Our team of flexible investors allows us to offer a wide variety of niche products that banks and competitors just don’t have. 

We invest in our people, we value our partners, and we keep our clients happy. We tell our employees, our referral partners, and our borrowers with confidence that they can always count on us.

Employment opportunities in Chicago Lakeview, Crystal Lake, Glen Ellyn​, Naperville​​, Oak Park/River Forest, Orland Park​, Schaumburg


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.

Sherwin Williams Company Softchoice

Softchoice has spent the past 30 years helping people and organizations unleash their potential through people and technology. Working hand-in-hand with the world's most disruptive brands, we challenge customers to think differently about how they leverage technology, teaching them fresh insights and tailoring innovative solutions to provide new ways of thinking about digital transformation.

What makes us a Great Place to Work 14 years running? Our people. They are our greatest asset, and we love seeing them demonstrate our values every day by taking care of each other, having customer passion, and owning the end result. We celebrate and foster a culture of inclusion and fairness, where we encourage our employees to embrace their diverse interests, experiences, and backgrounds by bringing their whole selves to work every day.



Industries all over the world benefit from lifting the TAWI way. Our solutions ensure safe and efficient material handling, wherever you are. TAWI provides ergonomic lifting solutions. We learn our customers’ needs and develop standardized and customized products that solve specific problems.   Here are some industries that we work with.

  • Automotive - Streamlining the manufacturing process and bringing increased safety and efficiency to the assembly line.
  • Chemical - Safe handling of chemicals and other products used in chemical plants, including safe lifting in ATEX areas.
  • Pharma - Safe handling of drums, boxes, reels and more in high-sensitive environments.
  • Food & Beverage - Reliable handling of everything from baking ingredients to blocks of cheese or kegs of beer.
  • Logistics - High speed handling, loading and unloading of all types of goods.
  • Wood & Steel - Effortless lifting of wood, steel and glass products, including tilt and rotation of sheet metal and wooden panels.
  • Airports and ports - ergonomic lifting solutions reduce the high number of work-related injuries associated with manual handling of baggage.


Tom James Company Tom James Company

Tom James is the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of custom clothing, and the engine behind some of the world’s most established tailored clothing brands. As one of the few remaining vertically integrated clothing retailers—meaning we control the entire manufacturing process ‘from sheep to suit’—we offer unparalleled value to those with an eye for quality.

But that’s not really who we are. To understand us deeply, you have to understand the principles we were founded on: We build people, and people build the business. We serve an elite clientele with an exceptional product. At the heart of that experience is the Tom James Sales Professional. Our corporate focus is to make sure our people have every opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals through our opportunity. We know our people will work harder and more enthusiastically to achieve the life they want for themselves than they will to achieve a corporate goal, so everything we do is designed to help our people identify their true vision for the life they want to lead, and to tailor our career opportunity to fit that vision.

We succeed together.  By helping our partners realize their dreams, we as a business realize our own.  We win because they win.

United Rentals United Rentals

Founded in 1997, United Rentals is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with a store network nearly three times the size of any other provider, and locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces.


Silver Level


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.


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.


Bronze Level


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.


Young America Realty Young America Realty


Young America Realty.  Sales internship with training and development.  Advance your interpersonal communication, leadership & teamwork.  Develop real estate industry experience, advance your understanding of investment property.

How many millions of dollars in sales will you put on your resume?

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