October 24, 2017

Media Advisory: Mike Ilitch School of Business to host third annual Elevator Pitch Competition this Friday at historic Guardian Building

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During a roughly 80-second elevator ride to the top of the Guardian Building, Wayne State business students will summarize who they are, what they know and what they want to do.

WHAT:
Wayne State University  business students will head to Detroit’s iconic Guardian Building to vie for $1,750 in scholarship money as they compete in the third annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition.

During a roughly 80-second elevator ride, the students will summarize who they are, what they know and what they want to do. Executives from Deloitte, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Quicken Loans and a representative from the Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Council will ride along and evaluate the students on their ability to sell themselves and present a positive, professional first impression.

Three winners will receive scholarships of $1,000, $500 or $250. The awards will be presented in the 32nd floor Guardian Club, which features sweeping panoramic views of the Detroit and Windsor skylines.

View highlights of past events at ilitchbusiness.wayne.edu/elevator.

WHEN:
9:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 27

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., each student will have two rides on the elevator with two different judges. The top five students after the elevator rounds will pitch all of the judges in a boardroom setting. Prizes will be awarded around noon.

WHERE:
Guardian Club, located on the 32nd floor of the Guardian Building (500 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226)

MEDIA:
For more information or to attend the event, please contact:
Steve Townsend
Director of Marketing and Communications
Mike Ilitch School of Business
Office: 313-577-0202
Cell: 313-402-7544
smtownsend@wayne.edu

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