CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) -  Carew International, a leading provider of sales training and development programs, has partnered with Central Michigan University to create one of the top university sales programs in the country. CMU's Professional Sales Program was launched in 2008 using the proprietary content and methods from several of Carew International's professional development programs, including Dimensions of Professional Selling®. 

Carew CEO Jeff Seeley is a CMU alumnus and was eager to facilitate the university's world-class sales program. "Creating a nationally recognized sales program further elevates CMU's leadership position among nationally recognized business schools," stated Seeley.

Students who graduate from CMU's Professional Sales Program have a clear advantage in the job market, with graduates experiencing a 90 percent placement rate at graduation and a 100 percent placement rate within three months. "The word is out," says Concha Allen, Associate Professor of Marketing and founding faculty member of the program. "Employers are recruiting CMU sales students because of the Professional Sales Program. They know these students graduate with real-world skills and experience already in place, making them superior job candidates," stated Allen.

The academic community has taken note of CMU's Professional Sales Program as well. Every year since 2009 it has been named one of the top university sales programs in the U.S. by the University Sales Education Foundation, and has consistently dominated in regional and national collegiate sales competitions. "Our Professional Sales students are just knocking it out of the park -- academically, competitively and professionally," said Assistant Professor of Marketing and Professional Services Ken Cherry. "There is no question the Carew partnership gives our graduates a significant advantage," he continued.

Carew International is a leader in training and development, specializing in comprehensive, proven programs for improved performance in sales, inside sales, sales leadership and customer service. Carew lends to CMU content from several of its development programs, including Dimensions of Professional Selling®, Advanced Positional Selling®, Pathway to Negotiations™, Building Customer Equity®, and Results Producing Leadership™. For more than 35 years, Carew has consistently delivered dramatic results in productivity and profitability for clients worldwide. Carew International is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information on Carew development programs or upcoming sales training events, contact Sue Kelly at 800.227.3977 or 513.621.0229,, or visit us online at

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Mary Ann Lynn
Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations
Carew International
Phone: (513) 621-0229