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Marketing, Sales, and Service

Are you friendly and outgoing? Do you enjoy public speaking? Can you be persuasive?

Marketing, sales, and service workers help businesses sell products. You might advertise and promote products so customers want to buy them. Or, you might sell products and services to customers.

For example, you might develop a marketing plan for a small start-up company; sell furniture; or measure and fit lenses and frames for eyeglass customers.

There are many hobbies and activities you could explore to learn more about marketing, sales, and service. Try one or more of these activities:

  • DECA (Marketing association)
  • Business Professionals of America (BPA)
  • Junior Achievement
  • Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts
  • Student government
  • Help with class fundraisers.
  • Join a committee to plan an event.
  • Start a small business.
  • Design promotional materials (brochures, flyers, etc.) for a local business.
  • Sell ads for a school newspaper or yearbook.
  • Work at a concession stand.
  • Work part-time in a retail store, real estate office, or in promotions.
  • Read newspapers, magazines, and Web sites to stay current on consumer trends.
  • Intern at an advertising, public relations, or market research firm.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education and MnCareers