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Elevator Pitch Competition

Monday, February 10, 2020 

2:00-4:00 pm | Bayou Pointe Event Center, Lagniappe Theater

Want to put your elevator pitch to the test and enter the competition?

ULM students have the opportunity to present their elevator pitch in front of a panel of judges and peers to compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place money prizes. Only undergraduate students can participate and only 25 students will be selected to compete. All majors are encouraged to apply. If more than 25 students submit an application, priority will be given to Juniors and Seniors. Competitors will have up to 90 seconds to present.

Below are steps to enter for a chance to compete:

1. Complete the online application form by clicking here! 

Applications are due by Tuesday, February 4 at 5:00 pm. Serious inquiries only!

2. Wait to hear from one of the Career Center staff members to see if your application was selected. You will receive notification by Wednesday, February 5 at 5:00 pm. 


What is an elevator pitch? 

It is a clear, brief message or "commercial" about you. It communicates who you are, what you are looking for, and how you can benefit a company or organization. When explaining who you are, make it relevant to the opportunity in which you are seeking. It is named for the time it takes to ride an elevator from the top to the bottom of a building with someone important from that company. You only have roughly 30 seconds to "sell" yourself or your idea to that executive, so time is of the essence. 

Why is an elevator pitch important?

It prepares you to present yourself to anyone for a number of opportunities that may arise, for example, interviews, networking, career fairs, etc. The elevator pitch is also very helpful in preparing you for the popular interview question, "tell me about yourself."

Steps in preparing your elevator pitch:

1. Introduce yourself and provide a brief summary of your background. What do you do?

2. Explain what you want. What distinguishes you?

3. Have an action plan. What are your goals?