Elevator Interview / Business Plan Competition
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.
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.
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.'
Elevator Interview WUSF's Mark Schreiner conducts an 'elevator interview' with competition finalist, Accounting Senior Austin Lane.
Business Plan Competition USF College of Business Dean Moez Limayem talks about why USF is encouraging students to become entrepreneurs & start their own companies; competition judge, Fintech CEO Scott Riley, talks about what he looks for in a good business plan and compliments how USF is encouraging entrepreneurship; and USF Finance Senior Casey Henry talks about her love of paintball and her company, South Tampa Paintball.
Director of Employer Relations, USF College of Business
Business Plan Competition
USF Center for Entrepreneurship
Fintech (Business Plan Competition title sponsor) website
South Tampa Paintball (Competition winner) website
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
Television - Tuesdays at 11:55 AM and 8:55 PM, and various times throughout the rest of the week
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.