Lab #4: Elevator Pitch
This assignment requires that you respond to a series of que
stions as if you were preparing for a
formal job interview. In class you will deliver a conde
nsed elevator pitch based upon your work.
1.) Consider the following questions:
a.) What next job or promotion do you want? (your choi
ce of realistic or ‘dream job’)
b.) How would you describe this job? (try searching for legi
timate job descriptions)
c.) What attracts you to this job?
d.) What qualifications do you have or would you need to be c
onsidered for this job?
e.) If given the opportunity, what questions would you ask this
2.) You will then compose a typed 1-2 page double spaced paper ba
sed upon this information.
You can format the written paper in whatever way works
for you. You might choose to simply
repeat the questions and then state your answers. You ma
y alternatively choose to compose an
essay or perhaps an outline. Just be sure to provide adequate
responses to all the questions.
3.) Format your content into a 60 second elevator pitch t
o be presented to the class (does not
need to be included for the paper). The idea is that you “pi
tch” yourself as if you happened to
meet your dream employer in an elevator and had only a
few moments to impress them. You
may format this pitch by first introducing an imagined em
ployer, and then introducing yourself
and any qualifications or your interest in working with t
hem. This is not a one size fits all
exercise so feel free to be creative with your present
Lab #5: Civic Engagement
This assignment requires that you attend a formal speakin
g event and write a 1-2 page paper
based upon your experience
You must seek out and attend some public forum, lecture,
discussion or speech outside of this class. It will be your
responsibility to find and attend an
event. Here are some suggestions for acceptable public events:
School sponsored lecture
School club meeting (make it something you haven
t previously attended)
Improv or theater performance
Toastmasters (find local clubs at toastmaters.org)
Describe the event you attended and share your thoughts and fe
elings related to the event.
Consider the following questions to help craft a reflectio
n essay: What kind of event did you
attend? What was the speaker
s message? Did you experience any similar apprehensions as yo
might for a speech? Did any class concepts relate to this ex
perience? How might experiences like
this impact your future interactions?