DSEF works with participating universities to bring senior executives from a variety of direct selling businesses—including Fortune 500 companies and high-growth start-ups, both privately held and publicly traded—to campuses and classrooms. Direct selling company executives speak to undergraduate and graduate students about their companies, the industry and the important issues and challenges relevant to most businesses. Programs are designed to be interactive and are customized to ensure that they are pertinent to participating students, faculty and institutions.
Key objectives of DSEF’s campus events include:
- Helping students better understand direct selling, a global channel of distribution with annual revenues of more than $180 billion world-wide
- Bringing “real world” examples of marketing, entrepreneurship, research, sales management, ethics, consumer behavior and other aspects of direct selling as applied to the study of business
- Making students aware of a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial opportunities