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Gain Hands-On Sales Experience

Sales professionals impact organizations as revenue drivers, influencers, awareness creators, researchers and connectors. With its foundation in influence and persuasion, problem solving and need satisfaction, professional selling has broad benefits and Point Park University’s Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center provides access to sales education and expertise.

The Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center is a state of-the-art facility located on the ground floor of West Penn Hall, home to the Rowland School of Business. The physical space encompasses 1,300 square feet and features three office-sized simulation spaces, a conference room space and a technology-enhanced training room. Video can be captured throughout the center to allow for enhanced feedback and evaluation, and the technology allows for virtual experiences.

The center supports Point Park University’s focus on career-readiness, providing opportunities for engaging experiences from a real-world perspective. Students who engage with the center will expand and apply their knowledge while building skills and expertise as they prepare for career success. Sales education, research and support will also be available to partnering organizations through the center.

New! Business of Broadcast

Thanks to a generous $150,000 gift from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, Point Park's new Business of Broadcast initiative, an effort of the Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center, will provide students with opportunities to participate in a range of activities related to learning the media sales side of the broadcast industry. 

Features of the initiative include broadcast-specific sales challenges with monetary awards for students, a speaker series, professional development seminars, networking opportunities and career engagement events. 

The Michael P. Pitterich Sales & Innovation Center supports initiatives including:

  • Sales curriculum development and review
  • Sales simulation and scenario building
  • Sales internship and career development
  • Sales competitions
  • Sales education and research
  • Professional partnerships

The center amplifies the quality of Point Park's hands-on Marketing and Sales program. The University is a Top University for Sales Education, designated by the Sales Education Foundation.

Underscoring this commitment to sales education, Rowland School of Business students finished third in the 2022 RMU Annual Sales Challenge and third in the 2021 National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship. Explore more News & Features about the University below.

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