The Pitch Competition & Reception

Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm

Location: Miller Learning Center, Room 101

**Please note - this event is for Terry College of Business students only.

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 a panel of "celebrity" employer judges for the chance to work with a career coach and win the grand prize of a Google Home!  Our employer judges are Docebo, Mark Spain Real Estate, and Cheeky Peach.

Finalists will be chosen and given up to a minute to deliver their elevator pitch** to the audience and employer judges. The judges will spin around if and when they like what they hear! Each finalist will receive a prize for participating, and can choose one of the judges to serve as a career coach. Each coach will provide two follow up career consulting sessions, or one larger session, such as a phone call, coffee chat, or a shadowing opportunity. Following the competition, we will announce the best pitch, and award the student with a brand new Google Home.

We will host a networking reception after each finalist has presented their pitch, where finalists and students in the audience will have an additional opportunity to network with the judges.

**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 a chance elevator encounter, or when introducing ourselves at a career fair. Refer to pg. 15 of the Career Guide for samples, but you are encouraged to be as creative as possible for this competition!

HOW TO APPLY: Email Tom Fenner at fennertw@uga.edu.  Include your full name as well as attachments of your resume and a video recording of your pitch. When selecting the finalists, we will not factor in video quality, just the content of your pitch. You may submit a video using any preferred recording device, including a phone or tablet.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, March 31 at 11:59pm.

Recommended dress for this event: Business Casual

Click here for directions.

More information:

(706) 542-3375 or email Tom Fenner at fennertw@uga.edu

This event is sponsored by UGA 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.