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Who went to college knowing they would get into sales?

I went to college for media/radio & now am in sales. Definitely similar skill sets in some aspects. Most people I know did not plan on going on this path


Did anyone here go into college planning on ending up in sales?

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Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Not me. I always thought I'd be an engineer. But glad I took this turn to sales though
CJE
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
What made you go on this path?
Ace
Arsonist
+9
CEO
Always wanted to be an entrepreneur. So took the road and as a result I've to sell
Incognito
WR Officer
+10
Master of Disaster
Art History major, business minor.

Finished my degree for fun while running my own successful business, raking in around $200k a year. Did the whole thing in under 2 years and 3+ hrs of daily commuting. Summa Cum Laude, and I didnโ€™t have time to sleep on Tuesdays.

ย I was going to keep going but my biggest client decided to pay me too much to stop. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ
MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
Nope. Graduated with a degree in Theology and started my career as a youth minister...selling God to teenagers.ย 

So...I guess maybe a little? ๐Ÿ˜‹
Rallier
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
I've never met anyone that intended to get into sales. It just happens
Trinity
WR Officer
+7
BusDev
Not me. I wanted to be a cardiologist.
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haveyouupdatedsalesforce
Good Citizen
+1
Inside Regional Manager
I've only met one person in my 15+ year career that I thought "They grew up wanting to be in sales"

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Sunbunny31
Good Citizen
Sales Executive
Hahahaha, no.ย  ย Fine Art and Art History majors.ย  ย Sales at the time meant guys in cheap suits hustling lemons at a used car lot.ย  Little did I know...
CharmingSalesGal
Opinionated
+6
Account Executive
Was JUST telling someone that sales is never a talked about career path in college when it could be it's own gd major. You need to know about Communication, Marketing, Business, Psychology, Sociology and probably more!
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
Was a Film & Media major in college so very similar and got this job because I needed the money. Quickly realized a lot of the skills are similar to ones needed in the entertainment industry and have not looked back. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ”ฅ
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The netflix college admissions scandle, how much does this happen when it comes to those graduates getting their first job?
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Did you go to College planning to be in sales or what got you into sales?
Discussion
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If you could go back to your college days, would you still have chosen sales?
Ca
+137
Cash , ย  Ryase1113 , ย  Jackywaky ย  and 137 people voted
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Did you go to college before you got into Sales or did you dive right into it after high school?
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College Educated or Straight out of High School?
Tr
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SalesVEEP , ย  OldDogNewTricks , ย  Trident22 ย  and 36 people voted
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