Canada's Biggest

Student Competition

 

September 2019 - April 2020

An introduction to the gcsc 2020

 

 

Canada’s biggest student contest, The Great Canadian Sales Competition (GCSC), offers business-to-business sales organizations a unique opportunity to connect their employment brand with students and make critical sales hires. Over the last 5 years, the GCSC has introduced and educated more than 11,000+ post-secondary students on sales as a potential career path and a critical business skill. The demand for sales talent is higher than ever before and there is a shortage of supply within the market. In fact, 80% of Canadian companies struggle to find and hire talented sales candidates. Over the course of this competition year, our mission is to provide you with access to unparalleled top sales rookies in Canada before they start their career.

 

october 2019 - Live update

 
 
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Thank you for your continued support with the Great Canadian Sales Competition (GCSC). We are entering our second month and are making exciting headway! Our partners and members of the GCSC team have visited 13 classrooms and co-hosted 3 events with the Rotman Commerce Sales Group, the University of Toronto (Scarborough) DECA Group and McMaster University DECA Group. These efforts in collaboration with our club partners, curriculum partners and student Ambassadors on campus resulted in exposing the competition and its sponsors to 1,500+ students and garnering 245 participants thus far. A full list of our upcoming events can be found below. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay up-to-date with all of our events, initiatives, and other competition news!

 

engage with the gcsc community

 
 

Students all across Canada participate in the competition with the goal of getting practice, getting noticed and getting rewarded… so teach them how! GCSC Sales Rookies love to hear from you. See below for some examples and send us a quote, video or words of wisdom so we can share it to the larger GCSC Community!


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why participate

Brady Simpson, GCSC 2019 Finalist, encourages other students to participate in Canada’s Biggest Student Competition


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behind the scenes

Scott Clugston, Director of Sales at FreshBooks, gave the GCSC team a behind the scenes look at his office!

how to do a great pitch

Sanjay Dhebar, professor at the Schulich School of Business, shares pitch tips for our GCSC students.


career advice

Steve Goodfellow, Director of Sales, Eastern Canada at Air Canada, talks about his first sales job and gives advice for those who are looking to start a career in sales.


time to impart your wisdom
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how to stand out

Amy Venezia, Director of Employee Development & Recruiting, gives advice to new grads as they start their first job.


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Joining your team

Stan Dabic, Regional VP at Grand & Toy, encouraging GCSC students to join their growing sales team.

Timelines

 

 
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 
 

BENEFITS OF PARTNERSHIP

 

 
Network with fellow  industry leaders

Network with fellow industry leaders

Receive prolific brand recognition at over  80 schools

Receive prolific brand recognition at over 80 schools

Get social!  (the GCSC garners approximately 1.2 impressions annually)

Get social! (the GCSC garners approximately 1.2 impressions annually)

Participate at  Regional Events  where you can meet the top 25% of GCSC Entrants

Participate at Regional Events where you can meet the top 25% of GCSC Entrants

Recruit top talent using our  Top Sales Rookie Database

Recruit top talent using our Top Sales Rookie Database

Make great hires like these success stories  here

Make great hires like these success stories here