Vector Marketing Student Spotlight

Are you looking for a fair, exciting, motivating, and competitive job/internship position? Vector Marketing has what you’ve been looking for. Students at UW Oshkosh have found success by working with Vector and you can too. UW Oshkosh student sales representatives ranked No. 1 for the total semester sales in the Midwestern Cutco College Bowl last October.  As a team, Vector Marketing students in Oshkosh were able to sell $26,239 in product during the semester. Vector marketing is one of the largest student recruiters in the nation. %85 of the sales reps are students. Do you have what it takes to be No. 1?

What is Vector Marketing?

Vector Marketing is the domestic sales arm of Cutco Corporation, a cutlery manufacturer. Cutco has been made in America since 1949 and is guaranteed forever.  Vector’s sales reps are guaranteed commission each time they show Cutco to a qualified customer whether they decide to buy or not. Cutco is one of the largest student recruiters in the nation.  As of 2013, Vector has more than 200 offices throughout the United States and contracts about 60,000 students each year to perform entry-level sales work. Vector representatives are independent contractors, they are able to set up their own appointments and control their work schedules.  Vector Marketing offers challenging and meaningful work opportunities in the field of sales, with no experience necessary.

Vector Marketing also has internship opportunities. Vector Marketing Development Internship Program is designed for students who want to further their leadership skills and experience.  All of Vector’s interns begin their Vector career as sales representatives.

Don’t just take Career Services word for it, we asked a few Vector student reps here at UWO about their jobs and how they are able to reach success in this position.   Read more to find out what it takes to earn money and be outstanding at it. Check out some of the Vector reps dominating in Oshkosh below.


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Q. What do you do at Vector and what is your title?

A. “I build relationships with reps, managers and customers. I help reps set goals, help them achieve their dreams and help them through their challenges and adversities. Then I set up personal one-on-one appointments with friends/customers, answer questions and help place orders. I have multiple titles. During the school year, I am a Lead Assistant Manager and Field Sales Manager. During the summer I am a Branch Manager.”

Q. What is your favorite part about working for Vector?

A. “Setting my own hours, building relationships, the work environment, the opportunities, pay and the love you get.”

Q. Do you have some type of strategy for excelling at your job? If so, what is it?

A. “Yes, just to be confident and knowledgeable of the product and be always be there for the customer.”


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Q. What have you learned from workingwith Vector?

A. “I have gotten out of my comfort zone and am able to communicate better. I have also learned how to run a business.”

Q. How often do you work?

A. “The job is so flexible. I can work when I want, but I do have office responsibilities 3 days a week.”

Q. Has your job with Vector prepared you for a career after college?

A. “Yes, it has taught me how to work hard and to have a p0sitive attitude.”



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Q. What is your favorite part about working for Vector?

A. “The people, I love working with the awesome and energetic people. I also love the amazing income and experience.”

Q. What advice would you give to a student thinking about applying to Vector Marketing?

A. “Do it, you do not know how amazing the opportunity is unless you try.”

Q. What are some of the benefits that come from being a part of the Vector Marketing program?

A. “Travel, income, and you learn how to build the life of your dreams.”



Find out more.

If you are interesting in becoming a sales rep for Vector Marketing or learning more about the job, contact UWO’s Career Services office at (920) 424-2181 OR visit

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