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.
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.
Guardian Club, located on the 32nd floor of the Guardian Building (500 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226)
For more information or to attend the event, please contact:
Director of Marketing and Communications
Mike Ilitch School of Business