What is PSE?
PSE stands for Pi Sigma Epsilon. We are the University of Northern Iowa's sales and marketing student organization. The purpose of PSE is to provide its members with the real world business experience that potential employers and recruiters are seeking.
Who can join?
Pi Sigma Epsilon is open to dedicated men and women of all majors of study and all grade levels. Because we are operated like a small business, we have needs for all areas of study including sales and marketing, accounting and finance, website and graphic design, communication and public relations, and much much more. A great business employs the best and brightest people in every area and PSE is modeled in the same way.
What's in it for me?
Real World Business Experience
Sales projects like the "Panther Swag" Sunglasses and the PSE "Sprint into Spring" 5k Race will cover how to create, produce, and market a product all while working with a team to achieve success.
Selling competitions allow you to learn individual business-to-business selling of a real product in a controlled, simulated environment while competing for top awards and cash prizes at a regional and national level.
Business Oriented Strategy Simulation (BOSS) Games allow your team to become the VP of Marketing for an existing firm and turn a dud product into a market dominating one. This web-based event pits UNI teams against competing schools from across the nation for the highest total profit contribution resulting in awards and cash prizes. In 2005 UNI placed 1st, 2006 UNI had two teams placing 2nd and 4th, and 2007 promises to reveal more Panther success.
Connections to Recruiters and Potential Employer the World Over
Regional and National Conventions provide Career Fairs attracting recruiters from top firms like 3M Corporation, Target, Vector Marketing, M & I Bank, Federated Insurance, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and many, many more. These companies seek out Pi Sigma Epsilon because of the history and reputation of its members being the most elite candidates available.
New Friends, Connections, and Resources Right Here on Campus
The size of PSE's chapter at UNI allows members to get involved right away. From the first meeting prospective members are encourage to take part in a New Member Project. This not only gets you experience right away, but lets you get involved with all of the other people who make PSE great.
Firms and recruiters seek out PSE on campus. They speak at meetings to provide resume tips, beginning career advice, and answer any questions. But more importantly, they come to find the most qualified applicants for their open positions and internships.
Pi Sigma Epsilon has been on the University of Northern Iowa campus since March of 1996. That means members have an automatic connection with over ten years worth of UNI alumni, some who even make hiring decisions.