If written words could describe the experience I had at NCSC then I would be mistaken for how truly incredible it actually was. Never could I have dreamed that one day I would be hopping on a plane (as a junior in college) to Atlanta with four teammates and a coach to attend the nation’s most prestigious sales competition. In preparing for the competition I learned a great deal, but nothing compares to actually diving into the action once we got there. As the energy grew each day and I continued to network I kept waiting for someone to smack me and say “wake up!!!” … Needless to say coming back to Athens I had a smile stained across my face and am still waiting for it to wash away.
As one of my teammates pointed out I seemed to take on the role of the detail oriented critiquing alternate. Being an alternate I had the luxury of watching Jordan and Rachael improve in their mock role plays each week. However, when it came time to be brutally honest I cannot remember holding back too much (sorry team). In the midst of our trainings I noticed a bond that grew stronger each week and by the time we were sitting in a van waiting for our last teammate I knew there was an unforgettable weekend ahead of us.
My Favorite Part:
To only pick one favorite part is a joke! I knew that I was participating in something huge but what I did not see coming were the friendships I would take with me forever. I could go on forever about the laughs we all shared but then I would have to annoy you with the saying “I guess you had to be there”.
Just know that Jordan Shirkman, Lee Axelband, Kevin LaJudice, Rachael Foster and Dr. Ridpath have all left a footprint on my life. I am looking forward to competing for this opportunity again next year but it just won’t be the same without the Schey Sales Centre’s 2011 team!