The University of Wyoming Center for Professional Selling and the UW Ethics Club recently collaborated to provide a unique selling experience for College of Business students majoring in professional selling by giving them the task of raising money for four local nonprofit organizations.

For the past three years, the UW Ethics Club has hosted SparkTank, a program that selects four nonprofits to receive mission-critical funding.

This year, with the help of the sales students, the Ethics Club raised a total of $57,500 for Climb Wyoming, Laramie Foster Closet, Laramie Soup Kitchen, and the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Professional selling majors complete their degree through the “Sales Seminar” class taught by Molly Burchett, an assistant professor of marketing and sales.

SparkTank fundraising enabled students to practice, refine and master important selling skills.

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