DSEF works with participating universities to bring senior executives from a variety of direct selling businesses. Businesses including Fortune 500 companies and high-growth start-ups, both privately held and publicly traded—to campuses and classrooms. Direct selling company executives interact with undergraduate and graduate students about their companies. They also explain about their industry and the important issues and challenges relevant to most businesses. Campus events are designed to be interactive and customized to ensure that they are pertinent to participating students, faculty and institutions.
Key objectives of DSEF 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.
- Making students aware of a variety of corporate and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Executives involved in this program often focus on an aspect of the class curriculum from a direct selling practitioner’s perspective, while sharing “real world’ experience with students.
Campus events began in 1989 as part of the DSEF Academic Program. DSEF’s Campus Programs have been held at dozens of universities including: The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of Texas at Austin, Baylor University, University of Georgia, San Diego State University, California State University at Los Angeles, California State University at Fullerton, the University of Missouri at Columbia, the University of Alabama, University of Oregon, the University of Florida, the University of Louisville, Texas Christian University, Grand Valley State University, Northeastern University, Brigham Young University, Rollins College, Missouri State University, the University of Tampa, University of South Florida and the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Read more about DSEF’s most recent Campus Events:
Florida State University: http://dsef.org/2015/11/18/living-freshs-commitment-to-sustainability-inspires-florida-state-students/
University of Georgia: http://dsef.org/direct-selling-business-opportunity-new-economy/
University of San Francisco: http://dsef.org/2017/05/24/socialentrepreneurshiprealworld/
University of Texas at Arlington: http://dsef.org/2016/12/14/dsef-and-uta-host-successful-business-ethics-forum/