Monday, February 10, 2014

How well-prepared are you to introduce yourself to a potential employer or customer?  Can you introduce yourself and/or your product in a 30 to 60 second speech?  If so, we have a chance for you to show off your networking skills and maybe even win a prize!  And, if not, we have the chance for you to learn how to introduce yourself and maybe win that prize! 

On February 28th we will have the first round of our fourth annual Elevator Speech Competition, co-sponsored by Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity.  Enterprise Holdings will provide judges for both rounds and the prize for the winner.  It’s a perfect way to practice your introduction to employers for career fairs, job interviews, or just a casual meeting on an airplane or at a networking event. 

Called an elevator speech because it should be given in the time it takes for an elevator to go from the top floor to the bottom—by the time you reach the bottom, the person to whom you were speaking should want to know a little more about you. Generally speaking, your pitch should last between 30 and 60 seconds and highlight the skills, experience and education you bring to the job at hand. Short, simple, to the point:  who you are, what you’re majoring in, what you’ve accomplished in terms of education and experience, and what sort of position you are now looking for. 

Join us for a workshop on Wednesday, February 12th from 5-5:45 p.m. in Riverside 102 and for the first round of the competition on February 28th.  If you survive that round, it’s on to the finals – and a prize!  Sign up on HIRE-UT to reserve your spot:

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