The elevator pitch
Telling a potential employer about your skills in a concise, convincing way isn’t as easy as it sounds! We have resources so you can prepare your elevator pitch in advance and be ready to speak about the important aspects of your background and what you hope to do in the future. The goal is for this pitch to be approximately 30-90 seconds in length.
Elevator pitch resources
- This worksheet <triggers download> is compliments of Dr. Kevin Trainor, Assistant Dean and Marketing Professor, W.A. Franke College of Business. This is to provide a way to get started on your elevator pitch, but never use this as a canned speech.
- This PowerPoint <triggers download>, created by Jana Carpenter, Professional Selling Skills Instructor, contains an alternative template
- Stanford Graduate School of Business resource
- Written examples of MBA elevator pitches from UC Davis