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What is an elevator pitch?

An elevator pitch is a 30-second introduction you can deliver to a potential employer at a networking event or career fair. Your pitch should explain who you are to career and business connections in a compelling way. Like your resume, your elevator pitch is essentially another self-marketing tool.

How to build your elevator pitch

Hi! My name is [your first and last name]. I'm a third year student at Sheridan and I'm studying [name of your Sheridan program].

My area of expertise in [occupation / field of interest] includes [list your skills for that job].

My research shows that your company is _________ [use your company research to state something specific about the company]. I am very interested in learning more about [opportunities at your company for a specific job title].

Your elevator pitch