The Professional Sales Institute at Illinois State University offers organizations the opportunity to become active partners with the Institute. Corporate Partners are actively involved in our programs, interact with students throughout the year and serve on the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board provides counsel to guide our sales program and meets once annually to review the strategic plan, programs and initiatives of the Institute.
Organizations seeking to establish greater visibility of their companies through class presentations, speaker presentations, or mentor opportunities as well as access to the top students in the selling program will benefit from a partnership relationship with the Institute.
Although we are an integral part of the University, the activities and programs of the Sales Institute are self funded through the annual support and financial contributions of our Corporate Partners. We thank our partners for their support, particularly in the areas of students' career development, and helping the Institute fund award-winning sales research, and provide leading edge executive development programs.
Corporate partnerships are available at the following levels:
Partnership with the Institute is available on an annual basis, timed to match the traditional academic year (July 1 to June 30). Organizations interested in partnerships will be asked to complete a pledge card. Payment can be made anytime during the academic year to accommodate the budgeting needs of the sponsoring organization. For example, an organization could make one lump sum payment anytime during the pledge year or spread the payments throughout the year.