SU's Carlton Jones takes first place at Bayou Sales Challenge

Southern University senior Carlton Jones brought home the first place award in the “Pressure Round Championship” at the Bayou Sales Challenge held on April 11-12 at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.

The Pressure Round is a 10-minute mock interview in which a student has to make a proposal to a company on solutions that best fit their needs. The Pressure Round is for students who did not make it to the semi-finals but still are given a second chance to compete.

Jones, a finance major, said he was able to pull himself together after failing to make the semi-finals. “It felt good to win because I didn’t do well in the first two rounds. I got advice from my mentor, Toni Jackson, studied my client more and made myself comfortable.”

Nineteen students from Southern University, Xavier, Nicholls State, LSU and the University of Lafayette competed in the two-day competition where the students worked as sale representatives for Automatic Data Process Company.