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Finalists in USF College of Business' "Elevator Interview Competition" w/Dean Moez Limayem (center)
Elevator Interview
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.

On the Radio

USF Finance student/South Tampa Paintball owner Casey Henry talks with Business Plan Competition judges, including Fintech CEO Scott Riley (second from left, hand raised)
Business Plan Competition

These days more and more students aren’t looking for jobs, but starting their own businesses.
That entrepreneurship was recently on display at USF as seven small companies faced off in the 2013 Fintech Business Plan Competition to see which one had the best model for success. Entries included a solar power device maker, a neighborhood grocery store, and a paintball field. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 introduces you to some of these enterprising USF students, and tells you who walked away with the 15-thousand dollar grand prize.

Program Schedule

Radio - During "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday after the 6:45 AM and 8:45 AM newscasts | During "All Things Considered" on WUSF 89.7 Tuesday at 5:44 PM | After "Florida Matters" on WSMR 89.1 Monday just before 10:30 PM
- Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week

Video extras

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Elevator Interview 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.'

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Elevator Interview WUSF's Mark Schreiner conducts an 'elevator interview' with competition finalist, Accounting Senior Austin Lane.


For more information

Elevator Interview
Pavla Ozkul
Director of Employer Relations, USF College of Business
813-974-5162 pozkul@usf.edu

Business Plan Competition
USF Center for Entrepreneurship
813-974-7900 entrepreneurship@usf.edu

Fintech (Business Plan Competition title sponsor) website
South Tampa Paintball (Competition winner) website



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