The Pitch: the Career Center’s competition and networking event modeled after NBCs “The Voice.”

Date: October 11, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Location: Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library, Second Floor

Welcome to The Pitch, the Career Center's competition and networking event modeled after NBCs "The Voice." The Pitch is a fun, high-energy event in which students will deliver their elevator pitch to four employer judges for an automatic chance to choose a career coach, receive additional networking and career advice, and compete for a grand prize

Twelve finalists will be chosen, and each given up to a minute to deliver their elevator pitch* to the audience and employer judges. The judges will spin around to face the student when they like what they hear! Each finalist will choose one of the judges as their career coach. Each coach will provide two follow up career consulting sessions, or one larger session. Following the competition, we will announce the best pitch, and award the contestant with our grand prize (to be announced soon)!

We will host a networking reception after the competition, where finalists and students in the audience will have an additional opportunity to network with the judges, and other employers in the audience. Applications can be submitted through Big Interview, a new site that provides comprehensive interview advice and practicing opportunities. UGA students have free access, but you will need to register for an account using your UGA email address. Go to: uga.biginterview.com Click on the Assignments tab, and enter code: 75e585

You will be prompted with the question, "Tell me about yourself." Submissions should be between 45-60 seconds. You will be able to practice, review, and edit your video prior to submitting.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 1 at 11:59pm.

*Elevator pitches are the professional summaries of experience and qualifications that we often use with employers when given a short period of time – such as introducing ourselves at a Career fair, or responding to the popular “Tell me about yourself” question in an interview. You may refer to pg. 15 of the Career Guide, or watch video tutorials at uga.biginterview.com for tips, but you are also encouraged to be as creative as possible for this competition!

Recommended dress for this event: Business Casual More information: (706) 542-3375; email Tom Fenner at fennertw@uga.edu

Recommended dress for this event: Business Casual

Click here for directions.

More information: (706) 542-3375

This event is sponsored by the University of Georgia Career Center

*Unless otherwise noted, all University of Georgia Career Center events are for University of Georgia students and University of Georgia alumni only. Some employer information sessions are conducted by invitation only. Before attending an employer information session, please check the event details in Handshake to determine any attendance eligibility requirements.

The Career Center is committed to providing access for all people. If you have accessibility concerns, please contact us at (706) 542-3375 prior to the event to arrange reasonable accommodations.