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elevator speech essay [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2005, 12:54
Washington U.(Olin) has this for an essay(the topic is quite famous in the industry):
"You step into an elevator and find the president of the company that is your number one choice for a summer internship. You have only 2 minutes to convince her that you possess the qualities that will make you the best candidate for the position and that Olin has fully prepared you for that internship. What will you say?" 325 words. FYI, 325 words = 2 minutes of speaking.

My question is should I create the scenario wherein I name the company, the president and job, and address him/her in lieu of my background...or should I just generalize by saying " I approached the president of the company" and talk about my general qualities?
Also,whats the best approach to an elevator speech essay?
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Washington U.(Olin) has this for an essay(the topic is quite famous in the industry):
"You step into an elevator and find the president of the company that is your number one choice for a summer internship. You have only 2 minutes to convince her that you possess the qualities that will make you the best candidate for the position and that Olin has fully prepared you for that internship. What will you say?" 325 words. FYI, 325 words = 2 minutes of speaking.

My question is should I create the scenario wherein I name the company, the president and job, and address him/her in lieu of my background...or should I just generalize by saying " I approached the president of the company" and talk about my general qualities?
Also,whats the best approach to an elevator speech essay?


In an elevator speech you only have a few second -- until the president arrives at his floor -- to make your point, in this case, why the president should hire you. You need to know what the president values in an intern and succinctly and compellingly convince the president you have it.

It probably will be more powerful and easier if you name a specific president and company, but you don't have to do so.
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