Interview Competition

The Interview Competition is sponsored by Mutual of Omaha. The goal of this competition is to give students the opportunity to learn interview techniques, practice interviewing with a live judge, and compete for prizes. In addition, this competition gives you the opportunity to network and build relationships with potential employers. 

The next Interview Competition will be held at the PSE 2022 National Convention. You must register for the PSE 2022 National Convention by March 7, 2022, by 5:00 PM CT, and select this competition to participate.

Please read the competition details below carefully as some sessions will be VIRTUAL and some sessions are IN PERSON in Minneapolis.

BACKGROUND information

You are a senior in college interviewing for the Sales Trainee Overview You will interview with a Sales Rep or Sales Manager. They will judge you on interview criteria based on what you learned from the interview guide and pre-training session.

Competition Details and Deadlines

The competition will include three parts to ensure you receive efficient pre-training to help prepare you for the interview.

Registration Deadline: March 7, 2022 at 5 PM CT

Pre-Training Session (Virtual): March 14, 2022 at 6PM CT – One-hour training course facilitated by Sara Cho and Jeff Eilers on our  Sales Based Interview Guide

First Round Interviews (Virtual): March 16, 2022  – Twenty-five-minute interview, you will receive a calendar invite for a Microsoft Teams interview with a Sales Rep or Sales Manager

Finalists Announced (Virtual): March 18, 2022

Pre-Training with all Finalists (On-Site): Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – Training for all finalists in Minneapolis

Final Round Interviews (On-Site): Friday, March 25, 2022 – Final round interviews in Minneapolis

Winners Announced (On-Site): March 25, 2022 – Scholarship Awards Dinner


PLEASE NOTE: IF you do not submit your resume or accept the calendar invite for your interview, you will be disqualified from the competition.

Competitor Requirements

  • Competitors must be registered for the PSE 2022 National Convention
  • Complete prep work by reading Sales Based Interview Guide, review the job description and Sales Trainee website, click here to access the site
  • Attend all sessions of the competition
  • Email your resume to Lisa Noah at by March 11, 2022.



  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $350
  • 3rd place: $150
  • 5 runners up: $50 Amazon Gift Card
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