Each year, the College of Business hosts an elevator competition — actually held in an elevator — to help students practice giving a one-minute "speech" describing their education, skills, and aspirations.
2014 Elevator Competition Winners
- First place Nathalie Ulloa $1,000
- Second place Lauren Alford $500
- Third place Steve Solomon $250
The dates for the 2014 Elevator Competition are set!
If you'd like to be a part of our 6th annual Elevator Competition, please RSVP for one of the workshop dates below. You must attend at least one workshop to compete in the semifinals. This is a great opportunity to enhance your skills and present you elevator speech to an actual employer who will be sponsoring the competition. For more information, see below
This event is open to undergraduate business students.
Workshops (BSN 221)
- Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Semifinals (BSN 221)
- Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Finals (100 N. Tampa Street)
- Saturday, April 5, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Register for one of the workshops by emailing email@example.com.
- First place: $1000
- Second place: $500
- Third place: $250
Elevator Interview with Austin Lane - WUSF
April 23, 2013 WUSF's Mark Schreiner conducts an 'elevator interview' with competition finalist, Accounting Senior Austin Lane.
Elevator Interview Tips - WUSF
April 23, 2013 USF College of Business Dean Moez Limayem, Elevator Interview Competition finalists Magdala Saint-Louis and Austin Lane, and Competition judge Tom Murphy (human resources manager for Titan America), give their tips for a good 'elevator interview.'
Elevator Competition 2011
April 22, 2011 A group of University of South Florida business students had the length of an elevator ride to present their perfect pitches to judges - local business leaders who were scrutinizing the students' every move and word coming out of their mouths. It was all in an attempt to help prepare students on how to give a positive, professional first impression.