Corporate Partnership Frequently Asked Questions

  • Getting Started

    How do I sign up to be a partner?

    To be considered as a prospective partner, please contact Director of Corporate Relations John Pingel at or 713-743-1929.

    How do I know what partnership level best suits my organization?

    Please contact Director of Corporate Relations John Pingel to discuss your company strategy and goals, specifically in regards to recruiting and training. We will discuss options and find the best fit for you, based directly off of the goals discussed.

    How do I know what partnership is the right solution for me?

    SEI does business with thousands of organizations each year through the 3-pillar solutions we offer: Research, Executive Education, and Degree Programs. We highly encourage you to attend some of our institute events, like the biannual PES Open and PES Sales Career Fair, prior to becoming a formal partner. Participation in these events allows you to meet our students, get connected to staff and faculty, and experience a small piece of what would be a much larger partnership.

  • Requirements

    What type of company & industry do you look to partner with?

    We prefer companies that highly value their sales force and would like to develop recent college graduates in this field. Given this, we also seek employers who offer opportunities for advancement.

    What is the investment?

    On an annual basis, our partnerships range from $10,000 to $50,000 or more depending on your sales goals and recruiting needs.

  • Benefits

    What would I gain most from a partnership?

    Recruiting the top sales students that are ready to the hit the ground running is a key aspect of a partnership with SEI. Our students produce at a much faster rate given their sales training. Our research shows that Sanchez Program for Excellence in Selling students ramp up 50% faster and have 30% less turnover during their time in the workforce.

    What is included in the partnership?

    We have three levels of corporate partnerships, each of which offers various benefits. The greatest value is the exposure to our students. Only our corporate partners are able to receive this exclusive access and opportunity. Please see the Partner Benefits tab at the top of this page to view a full breakdown of each level’s partner benefits.

  • Pricing

    How does the length of the agreement impact pricing?

    Each level of partnership offers a different agreement. Program Partners hold 1-year agreements at a rate of $10,000 per year. Institute Partners hold 2-year agreements at a rate of $25,000 per year ($50,000 total). Strategic Partners hold 2 year agreements at a rate of $50,000 per year ($100,000 total).