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Panther Pitch Competition


Sponsor Showcase

The Panther Pitch and Sponsor Showcase is designed as a ‘warm-up’ event on Wednesday, September 30th, for competitors and sponsors of the Panther Sales Tournament.

PANTHER PITCH: A 60-second elevator pitch plus a 3 minute feedback session. You will present your pitch to a panel of judges who will score you and provide feedback. The top 3 competitors will be awarded a prize during our awards ceremony!


SPONSOR SHOWCASE & NETWORKING: Virtual Career Fair on October 13th at 4pm and October 14th at 6:00pm.


The 1 minute Panther Pitch

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message or “commercial” about the Competitor. It communicates who the student is, what the student looking for and how the student can add value to a company or organization. It’s typically about one minute which is the time it takes people to ride from the top to the bottom of a building in an elevator.

During this event, Competitors will use a pitch to introduce themselves to companies representing a variety of industries. This elevator pitch should be no longer than 1 minute.


PST Sponsor Role During the Panther Pitch

  • For the first minute, allow the Competitor to present their elevator pitch. DO NOT SPEAK.

  • For the next 3 minutes, provide encouraging words and highlight what you thought the Competitor did well during the elevator pitch.

  • Provide feedback and suggestions on how the Competitor could improve his or her delivery and content for an elevator pitch. Use the following criteria as a checklist:


  • Professional appearance and presentation

  • Attitude and genuine enthusiasm

  • Eye contact and appropriate body movements

  • Creatively connected and gained attention


  • Well-thought out and prepared

  • Relevant illustrations and examples of competencies and skills

  • Accomplishments with solid results


  • Made a call to action & established a next step


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