PROGRAM DATES | March 22, 2021 - May 27, 2021
LIVE CLASSES | Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, EST
DURATION | 13 Weeks
COST | $5,995
Curriculum, instruction, and career coaching provided by UMBC-TC and Virtanza: $5,995
Soft skills and mentorship provided by ENTITY: $499 (Waived for one year)
Why Tech Sales?
As the Global Digital Economy continues to grow, so does the need for individuals trained in technology sales. Top companies are looking for talented sales representatives who know the tools and techniques needed to keep their organization competitive.
And having tech sales experience is not just a boon to companies, but for people looking to enter the field as well. In fact, 37% of the 1.1M sales jobs in the U.S. today will pay $80K annually (Source: Acclaim.com).
Tech sales is a fast-changing, fulfilling, and lucrative career. Check out the number of jobs tech titans like Microsoft, Amazon, AT&T, and AWS are hiring for and their anticipated year over year growth.
Sales Job Openings: 471
Y.O.Y. Growth in Job Openings: 20%
Sales Job Openings: 3,465
Y.O.Y. Growth in Job Openings: 138%
Sales Job Openings: 3,550
Y.O.Y. Growth in Job Openings: 1000%
Sales Job Openings: 3,170
Y.O.Y. Growth in Job Openings: 167%
Through the curriculum provided by UMBC-TC and Virtanza, you will have the chance to discover different tech sales roles and apply what you learn to real-world employer role-play simulations.
You will learn important tools like Salesforce customer pipelines and the Groove sales engagement platform. You will participate in sales planning activities in order to learn to assess your sales aptitude, competencies, and strengths to position your skills effectively for the Technology Sales employment market. At the end of the program, you will also have a Credly Badge to put on your resume.
Students will also be learning important soft skills along their journeys such as public speaking, workplace best practices, communication, and even empathy and self-confidence.
Throughout the course you will be receiving mentorship and support from your instructors from UMBC-TC and Virtanza. You will also have access to ENTITY's Mentor Network, which has hiring managers, small business owners, CEOs, executives from Fortune 500 companies in a number of industries. These mentors come equipped with a "pay-it-forward" mentality and are eager to help the next generation of sales professionals.
You will be matched with mentors and invited to Fireside Chats where these professionals can give career advice and insights. These are great opportunities to ask quality questions and network with the people who can help take your career even higher.
Not only do the instructors at UMBC-TC and Virtanza give you the hard skills you need to land a job, but they will also act as career coaches to instruct you on how to perfect your LinkedIn profile and optimize your resume and cover letter for Tech Sales positions. Your instructors will also show you best practices for job prospecting and interviewing.
Plus, you will be invited to make a profile on Virtanza's Sales2Job.com Employer Portal, where you could potentially be auto-matched to a hiring company. Through this portal, you will be able to post video introductions and full display of your digital badged competencies and verified skills, including Salesforce.com Trailhead accomplishments.
You will also have access to first looks at jobs being offered within the ENTITY Academy network.
Lead Prospecting and Discovery
Customer Needs Assessment
Persuasive Presentation Mechanics
Personal Branding for Job Placement
In today's tech-fueled economy, Salesforce is the most common Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool being used in the industry, which means having training in Salesforce is vital to getting hired. Through this course, you will earn badges in:
CRM for Lightning Experience
Leads & Opportunities for Lightning Experience
Accounts & Contacts for Lightning Experience
Reports & Dashboards for Lightning Experience
Chatter for Lightning Experience
This course has shown me things that have made me realize why I have failed in sales before, which is fantastic. I was good at sales before; this course has introduced me to things that would have made me great. I couldn’t ask for more from the instructors.
This course was put together in a fraction of the time my last apprenticeship was formed, and this is way beyond anything they accomplished with a year of preparation. This is a FANTASTIC program, and I’ve learned a lot. The instructors care about the success of each and every one of the students. Animated, energetic, passionate feedback has been great, and we feed off of it. You guys set the bar!
CHRIS L. | PROGRAM GRADUATE, FALL 2020
Virtanza provides universities, like the University of Maryland Baltimore County Training Centers, low-cost, high-results virtual sales training programs. College students, mid-level professionals, and even higher-level employees have taken advantage of their robust certification program. Their mission is to equip professional salespeople with new, technical skills while honing the natural sales talent they already have. This course is broken into two modules, so make sure to register for both to get the full experience!
About ENTITY Academy
ENTITY first launched in 2016 as a fast-growing women’s media platform, serving as a home for thoughtful dialogue between a new generation of leaders, doers, and tastemakers. Each summer since inception, ENTITY has hosted women from across the country for a digital marketing training program that includes high-touch mentorship. The curriculum is curated to fill the skills gap between college and career in a way that has never been done before.