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Virtual Elevator Pitch Competition

DATE CHANGE DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER & SCHOOL CLOSURE

NEW DATE TBD

2:00-4:00 pm | Virtual | Zoom Meeting ID 569 452 2349, passcode ULMVEPC

1st place, $150 | 2nd place, $100 | 3rd place, $50 


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. This is open to all students, but only 25 students can compete due to limited availabilities. All majors are encouraged to apply. Competitors will have up to 90 seconds to present.

Below are steps on how to sign up!!

1. This event has been postponed. Once a new date is determined, the sign up form will be available again. 

2. After you submit your registration, wait to hear from one of the Career Center staff members on your next steps.


 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 who could influence what you are asking to receive.

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, selling a business idea, etc. The elevator pitch is also very helpful in preparing you for the popular interview question, "tell me about yourself."

How to prepare your elevator pitch:

Decide the purpose of your elevator pitch and what you are asking for from your audience. You have two options:

 

 

 


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