New Center Will Enable Students to Develop Skills to Prepare for a
Successful Career in Sales
FORT MYERS, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2018--
Gartner, Inc. and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) today announced
the opening of the Gartner Professional Sales Center on the FGCU campus
in Fort Myers, Florida. The Center will replicate a private sales office
where students who are enrolled in FGCU's new sales minor program will
practice selling techniques while engaging in sales role-playing
scenarios. Students will work with FGCU faculty and staff to learn the
foundations of selling. The innovative technology inside the center will
allow students to hone their sales skills in a simulated environment.
The Gartner Professional Sales Center will provide FGCU students with a
skill set that will prepare them for success in any desired career path.
"Gartner is committed to providing university students an environment
that positions them to succeed, not only in college, but in their
careers after school," said Joe Beck, executive vice president of
worldwide sales at Gartner. "The Gartner Sales Center enables students
to the master the craft of selling. In this laboratory, students get the
chance to experiment with different approaches to selling. By creating
various scenarios in the laboratory, students can harness the skills
necessary to thrive as a sales professional."
FGCU will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 1 p.m. ET, which will
be followed by a reception and tour of the Gartner Professional Sales
Center. For more information on the ribbon cutting, please contact
Nicole Russ at email@example.com.
About Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida Gulf Coast
University, a comprehensive institution of higher education, offers
undergraduate and graduate degree programs of strategic importance to
Southwest Florida and beyond. FGCU seeks academic excellence in the
development of selected programs and centers of distinction in science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, health
professions, business, and marine and environmental sciences.
Outstanding faculty and staff supported by a strong community of
advisors prepare students for gainful employment and successful lives as
responsible, productive and engaged citizens. FGCU emphasizes
innovative, student-centered teaching and learning, promotes and
practices environmental sustainability, embraces diversity, nurtures
community partnerships, values public service, encourages civic
responsibility, and cultivates habits of lifelong learning and the
discovery of new knowledge.
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leading research and advisory company. The company helps business
leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size
with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions.
Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and
proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical
priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA, and
has more than 15,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in
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