National Convention

National Convention

Tuesday, March 26 – Saturday, March 30, 2019

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Alumni Participation

Alumni members are encouraged to attend the 2019 National Convention. Alumni will have a full schedule of events that includes sales training, participation at the crossover ceremony, speaking opportunities and more! Alumni are also invited to the Student and Alumni Social where you can network with current and past students from chapters across the country. Interested in more information? Email Kristin.Pearson@pse.org.

Tentative Schedule

2:00pm-11:00pm Top Chapter Competition Practice
Sign up for your time slot on the bulletin board near the registration desk.
 4:00pm-8:00pm Registration Office Open
Come pick up your convention packet with your schedule and other materials that will help you have a great week in San Diego!
8:00pm-11:59pm After Hours
Students will have a room away from hotel guests to go socialize in without disturbing other guests.
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Office Open
Come pick up your Convention packet with your schedule and other materials that will help you have a great time at Convention.
7:00am-7:30am National Awards Program Morning Judges Meeting
Judges must attend this meeting to receive room assignments and judging instructions. Coffee and other beverages will be supplied.
8:00am-1:00pm National Awards Program Competitions
Students will present their hard work in over 15 categories. Winners will be announced on Friday at the Awards Banquet.
12:00pm-1:30pm Future Leaders VIP Lunch
Our 2019 Future Leader recipients have the amazing opportunity to meet and network with HQ Staff, National Council members, and corporate partners at this VIP luncheon. (invite only)
1:00pm-6:30pm National Scholarship Program Interviews
Interview times will be posted on the PSE Guidebook App and on the bulletin boards by the registration desk.
1:00pm-1:50pm Photography 101
PSE’s photographer, Zenita Hill, will work with students who brought professional photo equipment. Students must have their own camera and will receive fun photo “assignments” that could end up on national PSE marketing material.
1:30pm-2:00pm National Awards Program Afternoon Judges Meeting
Judges must attend this meeting to receive room assignments and judging instructions.
2:00pm-6:00pm National Awards Program Competitions
Students will present their hard work in over 15 categories. Winners will be announced on Friday at the Awards Banquet.
2:00pm-2:50pm Opening Ceremony
Kick off your Convention with a presentation from PSE’s HQ Staff to receive important information about the week!
3:00pm-3:50pm Workshops
4:00pm-4:50pm Chapter Roundtables
Network and collaborate with chapters from all around the nation.
6:30pm-8:30pm VIP Reception
INVITE ONLY event sponsored by Pi Sigma Epsilon. Faculty Advisors, Council and Board members, Corporate Partners, and convention speakers are invited to this networking event.
5:30pm*-9:00pm Student and Alumni Social
9:30pm-12:00am After Hours
Students can socialize here without disturbing other hotel guests.
7:00am-5:00pm Registration Office Open
Come pick up your Convention packet with your schedule and other materials that will help you have a great time at Convention.
7:00am-9:30am Morning Coffee
Join us for coffee and juice before the Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon starts.
7:00am-7:45am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® Check-In
Sponsored by Vector Marketing, Northwestern Mutual, Carew International, Liberty Mutual Insurance and UPS Competitors, judges and buyers need to pick up their information packet.
8:00am-9:15am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® Training
A Carew certified sales professional will train coaches, judges and students on “Carew’s Dimensions in Professional Selling” and students will be paired with a coach.
8:00am-5:00pm National Scholarship Program Interviews
Interview times will be posted on the PSE Guidebook App and on the bulletin boards in the Grand Foyer.
9:15am-10:00am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Training- COACHES/JUDGES ONLY
Additional information about the coaching and judging process will be discussed.
9:15am-10:00am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Student Holding Room
Competitors will be given final instructions for the competition, competition schedules and room locations will be assigned.
9:20am-10:30am Workshops
9:30am-10:30am Presidents Feedback Session
Presidents and Future Leaders are invited to this open conversation about the future of Pi Sigma Epsilon and how they would like to see the organization grow.
10:15am-11:30am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Buyer Training
Buyers meet with Carew-certified sales professionals to discuss objections and other responsibilities during sales call.
10:15am-11:30am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Coaching Session
Students meet with their coaches individually for 1.5 hours to train for the sales call.
10:45am-11:30am Annual Business Meeting
Chapter delegates will vote on important plans for the upcoming year as everyone is updated on any changes made in the organization. All students should attend this informative session.
11:45am-1:30pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker 
1:45pm Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Judges Report to Competition Rooms
Judges need to report to their rooms promptly at 1:45 before the competition begins at 2:00.
2:00pm-5:30pm Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Competition
Twelve minute B2B sales call with immediate feedback given by judges in competition rooms.
2:00pm-2:50pm Workshops
3:00pm-5:30pm National Speakers Competition
Sponsored by Enterprise, 20 of the organization’s best student speakers will present a prepared speech. Topic and more information will be announced soon.
3:00pm-3:50pm Chapter Roundtables
For those who aren’t competing, come gather and collaborate with other chapters from around the nation.
5:30pm-6:45pm Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon Reception
Exclusive networking event for competitors, coaches and judges. The finalists will be announced at this reception sponsored by Vector Marketing, Carew International, Northwestern Mutual and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
7:00pm-9:00pm Dinner and Senior Crossover Ceremony
Seniors are honored at this casual dinner and alumni will take the stage to offer advice on transitioning to the professional world, how to stay involved with PSE, and much more.
9:30pm-12:00am After Hours
Students will be able to socialize here without disturbing other hotel guests.
7:00am-4:00pm Registration Office Open
Come pick up your convention packet with your schedule and other materials that will help you have a great time at Convention.
7:00am-7:30am Morning Coffee
Coffee will be provided before you start your day.
7:00am-11:00am Career Fair Setup
Corporate Partners are welcome to set up their booths during this time.
8:00am-8:30am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® Finals Meeting
Competitors, Buyers and judges need to meet before the final round.
8:30am-11:00am Pro-Am Sell-a-Thon® Finals Competition
Wednesday’s finalists from each room will participate in a final round of the sales competition.
8:00am-12:00pm National Scholarship Program Interviews
Interview times will be posted on the PSE Guidebook App and on the bulletin boards by the registration office.
9:00am-9:50am PSE Faulty Advisor Roundtable
Advisors in attendance will be able to share best practices and discuss their responsibilities.
9:00am-9:50am Certified Chapter Officer Training
Student’s can choose an Executive Board position to train in. Workshops will have a presentation and a group discussion to follow.
10:00am-10:50am Alumni Roundtables
Alumni in attendance will be able to come together to share ideas of growth and alumni involvement.
10:00am-11:15am PSE to PSE Ted Talks
Students will present short presentations about a relevant topic to members who will be able to ask questions and discuss ideas.
10:15am-11:15am Mu Kappa Tau Meeting
The national marketing society’s will discuss and make decisions regarding the upcoming year. All members of Mu Kappa Tau are encouraged to attend.
11:30am-1:45pm Career Fair and Lunch
Over 30 companies will be in attendance to meet Pi Sigma Epsilon members and discuss full-time and internships available. Secure a job or internship while building your network with our corporate partners who are looking to hire YOU!
2:00pm-6:15pm Case Study Competition
Chapters will be given the opportunity to critically analyze a business scenario taken directly from the real world.
2:00pm-2:50pm Workshops

3:00pm-3:50pm Workshops
6:00pm-10:00pm Scholarship Dinner and Keynote Speaker
This banquet will begin with our keynote speaker and then over $50,000 in scholarships will be given out to members.
10:00pm-1:00am After Hours
Students can socialize here without disturbing other hotel guests.
All Day Student Free Day!
Students should use this day to explore Jacksonville together.
5:30pm – 6:30pm Presidents and VIP Reception
Invite-only reception are invited to this networking event complete with beverages and snacks, hosted by the hotel.
6:45pm – 10:00pm Awards Banquet
A year’s worth of work is acknowledged at this culminating event of the National Convention. Who will bring home the trophies?
  • The PSE National Convention was the highlight of my freshman year at college. It was such a great experience to travel down to St. Louis with my chapter and competing in the Pro-am sell a-thon as a freshman was exciting! I would recommend this experience to all PSE members!

    Richard Wilson, Kent State University
  • "My Chapter and I love going to the national convention, It is such a great experience to meet everyone who has a passion for PSE like us. You truly get to learn so much about yourself, the organization and meet friends from all over the country."

    Sara Foley, Miami University
  • "The PSE National Convention is always an incredible experience, filled with meeting people from different chapters, new companies, and the thrill of competition. As a graduating senior, it is hard to say goodbye to competing in the National Convention but I cannot wait to stay involved as an alumni."

    Allissa Kolczynski, The College of New Jersey
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