It’s a contest that really has its ups and its downs!
USF’s College of Business recently held its annual Elevator Interview Competition, where students take a short ride with a prospective employer—but they only have one minute to make a good impression. University Beat on WUSF TV takes you there.
It’s a nerve-wracking moment: that brief chance a jobseeker has to impress a recruiter and get an elusive interview. USF Business students recently took part in a contest where they had sixty seconds—the length of an elevator ride in one of Tampa’s tallest buildings—to see who had the best self-pitch. University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has a recap.
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.'
WUSF's Mark Schreiner conducts an 'elevator interview' with competition finalist, Accounting Senior Austin Lane.
Director of Employer Relations, USF College of Business
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.