Ilitch School students rise to top in Elevator Pitch Competition

On Friday, October, a select group of Wayne State University business students vied for scholarships and bragging rights during the third annual Mike Ilitch School of Business Elevator Pitch Competition at Detroit's historic Guardian Building, riding to the top with executive judges from Deloitte, Fiat Chrysler, Quicken Loans and the Ilitch School's Alumni Council.

Winners were:

  • First place, $1,000, Ashley McAdoo
  • Second place, $500, Brandon Hejza
  • Third place, $250, Kaila Hooks

The students had the 90-second ride to give an “elevator speech” about themselves, describing their education, skills and career aspirations. They were evaluated on their ability to sell themselves and present a positive, professional first impression. Five finalists then pitched the panel of judges in a boardroom setting. 

The Fall 2017 Elevator Pitch Competition was sponsored by the Mike Ilitch School of Business Alumni Association.

Fall 2017 Elevator Pitch Competition

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