The elevator pitch is a short and quick statement to summarize and deliver an idea. I present this elevator pitch as an artifact because it demonstrates my ability to deliver an idea persuasively, concisely, and with just the right amount of humor to keep the audiences awake and interested. My elevator pitch was the only two-minute pitch in the class that elicited a positive audience reaction.

Whenever I present at research symposiums, talk to collaborators, ask other for help on my project, or meeting with donors, I find myself giving short summaries of my project. Being able to deliver an interesting summary of my work concisely and interestingly is an important skill. This pitch shows that I can do so while capturing the audiences’ attention. Check out the actual pitch here.

Engineers are not the only profession that deliver these two-minute pitches, and this skill is transferable to whatever profession I choose to pursue.