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Personal Elevator Pitch Competition

This competition is open to Clayton State University undergraduate and graduate business students.

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Elevator Pitch is Thursday, October 19, 2023

Hosted in Partnership by: The College of Business and Career Services

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 6, 2023 

Location: Harry S. Downs Center, Room 101

Competition: Thursday, October 19, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Have any questions, please contact us at 678-466-4517 or email at

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Please remember professional attire is required!

What is a personal elevator pitch?

A personal elevator pitch is a brief explanation of how you can benefit the potential employer, why you should be hired or considered further by persuasively explaining your unique traits, experiences, skills, and accomplishments that are important to the employer. It is typically given to someone that you unexpectedly meet in an elevator, at a party, or any short interaction.

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Registration will close on Friday October 6th at 5 p.m. 

  1. POSITION SOUGHT: Did you indicate what job or type of job you are seeking?
  2. BENEFIT(S) TO COMPANY: What will be the benefit(s) to the company if they were to hire you?
  3. WHY YOU’RE BETTER?: Why are you better than others applying for the same job?
  4. CALL TO ACTION: What is the next step that you want to take? What you are asking from the listener/potential employer?
  5. CONFIDENCE: How well you exhibited confidence.
  6. OVERALL PRESENTATION STYLE: (good tone of voice [not flat] and body language; eye contact with judges; no fillers like “uh”, “um”; pitch clear and organized)
  7. QUESTIONING: How well you answered judges’ questions.

The maximum time allowed for the personal elevator pitch is 60 seconds.  After the pitch, judges will then be given the opportunity to offer feedback to the “pitchers” during a short follow-up period.

First Place: $500

Second Place: $250

Third Place: $100


Maps and Directions

View maps and directions to the Clayton State University campus.

Competition Location

Harry S. Downs Center, Room 101

Preparing for Your Personal Pitch

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