How to Develop your Elevator Pitch
What do you do?
What is your major?
Define your capabilities and/or strengths
- Use evidence and success stories
- What experience do you have?
- How have you exercised these capabilities in the past?
State what you want to happen next
- What are you hoping to gain from the interaction?
Best Practices for Networking
- Start with connections you already have: family members, colleagues, summer job supervisors, professors, or your friend’s parents.
- Use LinkedIn to connect with alumni working at companies you are interested in filter out by companies, locations, and industries of interest
- Schedule informational interviews to learn more about their work and how they have been successful
- Here is another great resource for coffee chats/informational interviews
Use this blurb when connecting with alumni and new connections on LinkedIn:
I just came across your profile, and since I am a senior at NYU Tandon, I started looking at (company name) and would love to hear about your experience there. Would you have a few minutes for a quick call in the coming days? Look forward to speaking with you!
RESOURCES AND TIPS
- Attend networking events and career fairs to connect with employers hiring for your major and industries of interest
- Join student clubs and organizations for new opportunities to network
- Keep an eye on the NYU Tandon event page for other networking events
- Check out this video for more useful elevator pitch tips