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(awarded DECA's National Advisory Board Partner of the Year Award)
Selling Smiles 101
Selling Smiles is a program developed by Professor Derek Hassay at the University of Calgary, which gives students the chance to apply classroom concepts by selling CUTCO to raise funds for the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. To date, students have raised more than $225,000 for the program and have fulfilled 13 wishes!
CUTCO in Textbooks
Several textbooks and academic papers have published case studies on us from a variety of angles - from our marketing channels to our recent efforts to go green in manufacturing.
See List of Textbooks and Academic Papers that Reference Vector
Our reps have earned between 1 - 15 academic credits for what they learn and do while working here. The number of credits depends on the positions they hold, the school they attend, their major, among other factors. The University of Central Florida, the University of Florida, and Florida State University have recognized us as a paid internship and given 3 credit hours per semester to their students. Check with your school to see if you can earn internship credit while selling CUTCO.
Every year, we give away $160,000 in total scholarships to full and part time students who excel with us. Some scholarships are awarded based on sales performance and some on team building.
Don't worry, no essay is required. But, it takes a ton of hard work and persistence to earn these!
In the News
#12 Best Company to work for in the USA
- "Most companies on this list offer growth and development opportunities, have trusted and respected chief executives, and cultures described as fun, motivating, and supportive.”
- "Out of a universe of hundreds, only 18 large companies received a score of more than 4 out of 5 stars (on Glassdoor)."
The Wall Street Journal highlights the Vector experience
- Summer Job: Nice Pay, if You Can Cut It
"Successful people credit Cutco, the company that recruits college kids to sell knives, with teaching them business lessons that last for life."
Notable Vector Alumni
Zig Ziglar - motivational speaker/author
Hal Elrod - motivational speaker/author
Norman Brinker - founder of Brinker Corp
(Chili's, Macaroni Grill, Burger King)
Mary Beck - vice president of ESPN
Travis Kallanick - founder of Uber
Dabo Swinney - coach of Clemson Tigers
David Plouffe - Obama '08 campaign manager
#27 CEO in national rankings by USA Today
"These awards rank the top 50 best CEOs for large companies, and the top 50 best for small and midsize companies. To get these results, Comparably fielded over 10 million anonymous employee ratings from over 50,000 companies."
"Interestingly enough, what is more impressive than their consumer products is the way they train and prepare young people for success outside of the classroom."
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