Using Sales for Good.
Students Apply Sales Skills to Fundraising
By: Jennifer Leopoldt
This article was originally published by the Kellstadt School of Business
A culture of giving back is built into DePaul University’s mission. In one marketing class at the Driehaus College of Business, that idea is also part of the curriculum.
Students in MKT 377: Fundamentals of Sales & Networking learn and practice sales concepts by “selling” for the Sid Feldman Legacy Fund, which creates scholarships for Chicago Public Schools students to attend DePaul. The fund is named after Chicago businessman Sid Feldman, who believed in the power and necessity of education.
“Through this project students not only learn to sell and to provide financial means for someone to attend DePaul, but they come to the realization that they could truly make a difference in a person’s life,” says Adjunct Professor Clancy Ryan (BUS ’96, MBA ’02), who created and teaches the class each quarter. Read more...
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