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Elevator Pitch Competition

Monday, March 6th, 2023

2:30-4:00 pm | Location TBD

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

Sign Up HERE for the Elevator Pitch competition.

1.   Before you sign up, read below to learn more about this competition and what is expected of you as a competitor. Only sign up if you are serious about competing! Registration is due Wednesday, March 1st, at 5:00 pm. 

2. After you sign up, wait to hear from one of the Career Development 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.

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: