Your Pitch

What it is

  • A pitch is a brief, concise, carefully planned, and well-practiced description that summarizes your skills, interests, and goals 
  • Your pitch is something you could deliver to a person to briefly summarize your story and engage their interest in working/sharing with you or supporting your job/internship search
  • The pitch should be concise and share your the information & story in no more than 60 seconds

What to include

  • What you want them to know about you
  • What distinguishes you from other students
  • What your immediate goals are
  • A question or hook to start the conversation

Creating a Pitch Worksheet

  • Name:
  • Major:
  • Minors/Option/Concentration:
  • Prior Relevant Experience (field work, paid or unpaid experiences, civic engagement, leadership experiences, etc.):
  • What are you particularly good at – relevant skills:
  • Goal (short-term & focused):

Pull the above information together into a script, such as:

Hello, my name is _____. I’m pursuing my degree in _____ at UNH.  My career interests include _____ and I would someday love to _____. This year I am looking for a _____ where I can gain a well-rounded experience and also get involved in _____. Can you tell me about your _____ and how your organization is successful doing _____?

Draft out your pitch and practice it with a friend/roommate/family/mentor.