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Self-Introduction: Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds

Presented by the Emerging Professional Series of the Office of Career Services, a Division of Student Affairs of Ohio Northern University

Polar Careers

on 12 June 2018

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Transcript of Self-Introduction: Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds

The Self Introduction
Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds
The Emerging Professional Series and Polar Careers, a Division of Student Affairs,
The Elevator Pitch
Express yourself in 30-60 seconds to entice someone to want to learn more about you.
Creating Your Self-Intro
Identify yourself using your first and last name
Mention your career field, graduation date and position you are looking for
State your experience, skills and accomplishments(internships, presentations, research, leadership activities) that demonstrate your strengths
Tell why the organization interests you, and your benefit statement (how you can contribute to their success)
Offer your unique selling point (what sets you apart from other candidates).
End by asking a question
At end of conversation ask to exchange business cards or contact info.
“Hi, I’m Carrie Melvin and I'm a junior at Ohio Northern University, majoring in Forensic Biology. I read where your company recently acquired a new lab that provides controlled substance examinations and toxicology analyses. I’ve been helping my professor do research on specificity and sensitivity of analytical tools used in these analyses and I’m very interested in seeing these tools used in an actual lab. I would love to learn as much as possible about this area and also get a better understanding of writing Presumptive Result reports and would really like the opportunity to intern with your company. Who would be the appropriate person to talk to about this?
Helpful Hints:
Be Brief
Keep it brief, and convey
how you can help them.
Be Assertive
Now is NOT the time to be shy!
"You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." – Mahatma Gandhi
Be Memorable
When to Use Your Self-Introduction
Practice – Practice – Practice
Practice – in front of your mirror, and then with others, so your self-intro sounds natural – not memorized.
Be Flexible
Career Fairs
& Social Events
Chance Encounters
Cover Letters
& Emails
Take the initiative and engage in meaningful conversations with representatives.
"I'm graduating from Ohio Northern University with a major in Professional Writing, and I'm looking for a position as an editor's assistant. I think the experience I've gained while interning with a number of smaller publishing firms doing copyediting, combined with my passion for writing, could be helpful to your company as you have recently expanded your online publications."
You never know who knows someone who can help you.
A chance encounter turned dream networking opportunity!
Dear Mr. Miller:

I am graduating in May from Ohio Northern University with a degree in political science.  I am looking for an internship in a law firm this summer.  I have had a strong interest in the law since I first enrolled in college and have participated in several seminars of constitutional and corporate law.  I also participate in several extra curricular activities including the Pre-law Society. 

I would appreciate an introduction to the people in charge of your firm’s internship program.  Alternatively, I would appreciate the opportunity to give you a call and/or meet with you in person to discuss your career path and how I might find opportunities within the legal profession.
Teri Rowe
Meet with a professional career advisor or for more information:

Phone: 419-772-2145
E-Mail: Career@onu.edu
Web address: www.onu.edu/career_planning

Hours of Operation
Monday & Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Orange Door
- second floor of McIntosh directly across from the Student Senate Office.

#30seconds #FirstImpressions #MarketYourself #PolarCareersRocks
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