Career Expedition in San Francisco

The Pitch: Career Fair Edition Application

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30 | 4 – 6 p.m.

Preparing for the Spring Career Fair? Register for The Pitch: Career Fair Edition, a competition for students to see who has the best elevator pitch, résumé walk through and ability to answer interview questions.

Libby Gentry '18 Microsoft - The Pitch helped me clearly communicate my story to employers. My public speaking skills always have room for improvement. This was the perfect opportunity to strengthen my elevator speech and interact in an interview setting with a variety of employers, with the added bonus of potential prizes.

Application Information

Students apply to compete by recording a short video of themselves answering an interview question via BigInterview. This year’s application interview question is: What are some goals you hope to achieve before graduation and how will competing in this event help you achieve those goals?

Application deadline is Wednesday, January 23 at 11:59 p.m. There are only 10-15 student participant slots available – sign up early to secure your spot!

Be sure to update your résumé too! Those selected will be required to submit an updated version of their résumé.

How The Pitch Competition Works

The Pitch student competitor

The Pitch competition is a fast-paced, value experience modeled off the format of the popular T.V. show, “The Voice”. Students selected from their applications will prepare for three rounds in front of a panel of five judges from a variety of companies who will provide feedback.

Rounds include:
• 1st Round: Elevator Pitch
• 2nd Round: Résumé Walk Through
• 3rd Round: Interview Questions

Students can network with judges after the competition. Business majors not selected to compete can also come to attend the competition to hear tips. After the event, you will be ready for the career fair on February 12 at Embassy Suites, and the employers there will appreciate your hustle.


Students who earn 1st–5th place will receive prizes sponsored by the employer judges’ companies.

If you have The Pitch: Career Fair Edition questions, contact Katie Hauge at

Ann Pogrebitskiy, actuarial science and finance major - I grew so much from competing in this event last year. Knowing how to talk about yourself and be confident and proud of your accomplishments is something that is hard to do while still remaining humble. Getting another opportunity to practice that skill helped prepare me for my internship and full-time job search.