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Oregon State Elevator Pitch Competition

November 29 - December 3, 2021

The Oregon State Elevator Pitch Competition (OSEPC) is a 3 round competition where students will present themselves in an elevator-pitch format in a video that will be submitted to be reviewed by a judging panel. The top 50 students will move to round 2, and top 10 to a live final round.

It's called an "Elevator Pitch" because it describes the challenge: "How would you explain your skills, service or product if fate placed you in an elevator with the CEO of your dream job in the time it takes to get from the top of the building to the bottom?

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What your elevator pitch must contain

  • A "hook"
    Open your pitch by getting the Potential Employer's attention with a "hook." A statement or question that piques their interest to want to hear more.
  • Passion
    Employers expect energy and dedication from potential employees.
  • A request
    At the end of your pitch, you must ask for something. Do you want their business card, to schedule an interview or meeting, to ask for a referral?

The OSEPC allows OSU students to see how they stack up against their peers, while also allowing the Sales Academy’s Corporate Partners and other interested parties to get a sneak peek at a OSU talent as they prepare to enter the job market. In addition, top performers are awarded cash prizes.

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Northwest Collegiate Sales Competition

February 11-12, 2022

An individual-level competition, students from OSU and partner universities engage in a live, 15-minute role play with a business executive. Role plays are judged by business executives, offering students a chance to gain valuable feedback from the Sales Academy’s Corporate Partners.

The POAPNWSC allows OSU students to see how they stack up against their peers, while also allowing the Sales Academy’s Corporate Partners and other interested parties to get a sneak peek at a OSU talent as they prepare to enter the job market. In addition, top performers are awarded cash prizes.

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Oregon State Case Competition

May 13, 2022

The OSSC is designed to prompt students to examine a company’s sales problem in the context of a real-life sales situation. The OSSC competition gives students the opportunity to demonstrate and improve their selling abilities by formulating their case analysis and demonstrating the value proposition to the customer.

A team competition, students in teams of 2 engage in a 15-minute presentation. Role plays are judged by business executives, offering students a chance to gain valuable feedback from the Sales Academy’s Corporate Partners.

The OSSC allows Sales Academy students to see how they stack up against their peers, while also allowing Sales Academy’s Corporate Partners and other interested parties to get a sneak peek at a OSU talent as they prepare to enter the job market. In addition, top performers are awarded cash prizes.

Registration information to come.