ASPIRE. ADVANCE. ACHIEVE.
Our main networking event is Evening with Industry where female engineers share their experiences and giving their pearls of wisdom. EWI allows students and employers to connect on a personal level over dinner. It is futile to network and understand the qualifications and characteristics different companies are seeking. With the right preparation, attending Evening with Industry will land you a great mentor and possibly obtaining an internship or job.
Creating an Elevator Pitch about Yourself:
What is an Elevator Pitch? An elevator pitch is a short, persuasive speech that you use to succinctly spark interest to the listener. You can also use them to create interest in a project, idea, or product – or in yourself. A good elevator pitch should last no longer than a short elevator ride of 20 to 30 seconds, hence the name.
- Identify Your Audience: Start by thinking about the objectives of company you would pitch to and the type of position you hope to receive at the company.
- Explain What You Do: Start your pitch by describing who you are and what you currently do. Then describe your least greatest achievements and work your way towards talking about greatest ones. Focus on the experiences you learned from or the problems you have solved. Lastly, always end with a form of appreciation.
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