An elevator pitch is a 30- to 60-second speech that summarizes who the person is, what they do and why they would be a perfect candidate for a job opportunity in the time span of an elevator ride which ends in the exchange of business cards or a scheduled meeting.
“The whole purpose is to get students practicing and rehearsing so they realize that it’s not going to be perfect the first time; it’s going to change in every context,” said Mary Roberts, director of the Career Center. “They get to know who they are so they can sell themselves to a potential employer.”
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