Wayne State students make elevator pitches at RenCen

Imagine you have about 90-seconds to sell yourself for a scholarship. That's what some Wayne State University business students have to do under some unusual circumstances. Fifteen students pitched themselves to a judge in an elevator at the Renaissance Center. This is the second time the Mike Ilitch School of Business is hosting the elevator pitch contest. The top prize is a $1,000 dollar scholarship. Even Dean Bob Forsythe says this contest is a challenge. "I would've been scared to death," he said. The judges are local company representatives and many say confidence is key. Nicholas Werthman is with Fiat Chrysler and is a Wayne State University alum. "It's nice to hear their GPA. It's nice to hear what they do," he explained.  "But I want to see them come in and act like an actual human being, actually have a conversation and really be proud of who they are." Winning the contest is the goal, but the real prize is learning to sell yourself and get a chance to shine in front of potential recruiters. The dean added, "One this morning was already offered an internship. So lots of good things can come from this."


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