UNPAR Prepares B2B Sales in International Markets
UNS Successfully Conducted SEASAC Short Course
Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) as one of consortium partners of the Southeast Asian Sales Competition (SEASAC), conducted a sales competition among students of different faculties. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the ability of the graduates in Southeast Asia region to provide skilled B2B (Business to Business) Professionals for the international market.
The project coordinator, Khresna Bayu Sangka, SE, MM, Ph.D., explained that the screening activity began last August with an open recruitment and motivational interview for students. From 100 registrants, 60 students were screened. The interesting part of this program is that it directly involves companies within the University-level training system in all phases: planning, implementation, and assessment of student performance.
A short course was then held on November 2 - 3, 2019, involving 20 selected participants. English is used as the language of instruction in all activities carried out. The winner of this competition will be promoted to a greater competition at Southeast Asia level which will be held in Thailand in 2020 and attend the International Sales Competition in Europe in 2021.
In his remarks, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof Dr Ir Ahmad Yunus, MS, conveyed the importance of the readiness of university graduates, not only in the academic field, but also in non-academic fields, such as communication and sales skills to compete in the global era. The knowledge gained during education at UNS, will be more useful if students are able to sell their works, ideas, services or products to other parties on a larger scale. In addition, this program can also be used to reconstruct learning materials about Marketing and Sales, in a broader situation it will increase the ability and competence of students in entrepreneurship material as the main content at UNS.
The concept of training and sales education conducted by all consortium partners is expected to produce concepts that can be further developed by other Southeast Asian Universities.