** For an Update of Events in the Career Center, through the end of the Fall Semester, please see Career Connections or the Campus Calendar.**
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WHAT IS PITCH PERFECT?
Pitch Perfect is a quick and interactive competition that is looking for the BEST student elevator pitch on campus.
WHAT IS AN ELEVATOR PITCH?
An elevator pitch is a short summary or sound bite used to quickly introduce yourself to an employer or potential employer in a memorable way. It should be delivered in the time span of an elevator ride, approximately 30-60 seconds. A great pitch leaves a positive first impression (you only get one chance to make a good first impression!) During this time, mention your key strengths, adjectives that describe you, and show interest in the company or industry the person represents.
CREATING YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH
Ask yourself these questions. Use your responses as an outline for your pitch.
- What adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
- What are you trying to “sell” or let others know about you?
- Why are you interested in the company or industry the person represents?
- What are the advantages of working with you?
- What are your best qualities?
POLISHING YOUR PITCH
Review your responses and form them into strong, short, and powerful sentences. Practice saying your pitch until it feels natural and flows smoothly.
NEED HELP CREATING YOUR PITCH?
Watch this short clip from Candid Career
Muhlenberg Career Center staff members are also available for a one-on-one appointment or during Quick Questions every Monday- Thursday from 1pm-4pm
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PITCH PERFECT?
The Pitch Perfect competition is open to ALL students in ALL majors at ANY level. Pitches must be submitted by Tuesday, February 17 (11:59pm) using InterviewStream.
ARE THERE PRIZES ?
This is a competition, of course there are prizes! The top three students will receive prizes donated by the Bookstore, Alumni Relations and the Career Center
Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo (LVCCE)
LVCCE specifically targets new graduates and students for internship opportunities, colunteer opportunities, part-time employment and/or full-time employment. Over 100 organizations will be attending from PA, NJ, NY, MD, VA, DC area and several other states.
Van transportation will be provided. You MUST sign up for transportation in the Career Center to reserve a spot.
There is a $5 van fee that will be returned to you when you board the van to travel to LVCCE.
Visit www.lvcce.org for more info! Dress professionally (wear a suit) and bring copies of your resume.
RSVP in Career Connections for attending the event.
Holiday Inn, Fogelsville, PA (20 min from Muhlenberg)
February 25, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 PM
Interview Stream is a virtual interviewing system that allows Muhlenberg students to digitally record an unlimited amount of practice interviews before seeking employment. The system also provides video clips on interviewing with tips from experts.
Quick Question Walk-In Hours
Spring 2015 Semester Quick Question Hours (beginning Monday, January 12):
Monday 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00-4:00 pm
Thursday 1:00-4:00 pm
Evening hours available by appointment.
Students can stop in anytime during these hours to meet with a Career Counselor or Career Assistant for resume or cover letter critique, advice or support for an upcoming interview, or any other career related concern you might have!
Candid Career Videos
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