Cone/Hill Holliday & Aetna/Sloan Kettering to judge Perfect Pitch competition - Apply by 11/1

Jul. 07, 2013

Below please find the event overview and case information for Case Track 1: Communications Industry and Case Track 2: Health Carehow to apply, and the event timeline.

Perfect Pitch @ Brandeis University 
Friday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(with reception from 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Hassenfeld Conference Center 
Sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center

Want to work in the communications industry or healthcare sector? Looking for a way to stand out in front of employers? Apply to participate in Perfect Pitch, sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center!

Event Overview:

This program will provide an opportunity for students to gain insight into the marketing and health care fields.  Participating students will receive a case study and develop a solution and strategy to pitch to a panel of professionals from these fields. Students will also be asked to deliver a 30 second “elevator pitch” as a part of their team’s pitch.

This program will provide select students a valuable opportunity to obtain feedback on their elevator pitches, to better understand the industry, and the work that is done by professionals in these industries each day.

Learn more about last year's innaugural event: Click here to view video from last year, and here to view article about last year’s program.  

CASE TRACK 1: COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY

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Featuring expert judges from:

hill     cone

Do you want to work in the marketing industry? Are you looking for a way to stand out in front employers in this space? Participate in Perfect Pitch, sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center!

Communications employers look for:

  • Creativity
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

Perfect Pitch will give you a chance to demonstrate these skills in front of recruiters in advance of their internship application deadlines.

On the day of the event, students will be provided with a marketing case study by participating employers. Students will work in teams of 3-4 to develop a marketing plan which will then pitched to a panel of industry professionals from Cone Communications, Hill Holliday, and others. Teams will be arranged on the day of event. Participants will also be asked to deliver a 30 second ‘elevator pitch” (personal introduction) to the professional panel as a part of their case presentation. Fun prizes will be awarded to the winning team. 

CASE TRACK 2: HEALTH CARE

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Featuring expert judges from:

Aetna Logo   Sloan Logo

Do you want to work in the Health care sector? Are you looking for a way to stand out in front employers in this space? Participate in Perfect Pitch, sponsored by the Hiatt Career Center, to demonstrate you have the following skills these companies seek most!

  • Analytic Thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

On the day of the event, students in each track will be provided with a case study by participating employers. Students will work in teams of 3-4 to develop a solutions to actual problems faced by these employers which will then be pitched to a panel of industry professionals from Aetna and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Teams will be arranged on the day of event. Participants will also be asked to deliver a 30 second “elevator pitch” (personal introduction) to the professional panel as a part of their case presentation. Fun prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

How to Apply

To participate complete the following steps by Friday, November 1 at 11:59 p.m.:

Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program by Tues., November 5, 2013. 

Perfect Pitch Event Timeline:

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Welcome & introduction of event and employer guests
10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Explanation of case & student team work: developing pitch
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. | Group presentations, initial feedback from judges, & deliberations
12:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Announcement of winners by judging panels & reception