UCO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS STUDENT PLACES SECOND AT INTERNATIONAL MARKETING CONFERENCE

University of Central Oklahoma College of Business student Autumn Ackerman recently placed second in the Sales Competition at the 39th annual American Marketing Association (AMA) International Collegiate Conference, a series of selling competitions and workshops in New Orleans.

The AMA Sales Competition consists of students competing one-on-one against other students by testing their ability to close a sale. Ackerman competed against 250 college students from universities across the U.S. and internationally.

“It is an honor to be chosen to represent my university in such highly competitive competitions,” said Ackerman, a senior marketing and professional sales major from Oklahoma City.

“The sales program at UCO has allowed me to network myself tremendously, and I am grateful for the real-world experiences it has given me, which will help prepare for life outside of college.”

Nearly 1,700 marketing students and their faculty advisers, from more than 200 universities, come together for three days of learning and networking at the annual AMA conference. Attendees learn about career paths within the marketing field from representatives from top companies, celebrate their AMA chapters and learn chapter management techniques.