ASA logo
Elevator Speech "Ambush" Assignment
Cover Page
Requires Subscription DOCX
Requires Subscription DOCX
Requires Subscription PPTX
Requires Subscription PDF

Keywords

capstone assignment
transition to career
elevator speech

How to Cite

Mekolichick, Jeanne. 2014. “Elevator Speech "Ambush&Quot; Assignment”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, July. Washington DC: American Sociological Association. https://trails.asanet.org/article/view/elevator-speech-ambush-assignment.

Abstract

As most of our students transition from their undergraduate experiences into careers, it is necessary for faculty to appropriately prepare them to make this transition. Guiding students on how to think about the knowledge and skills learned in their sociological training and how this knowledge and skills engage with the marketplace is key to assisting in...

Download this resource to see full details. Download this resource to see full details.

Details

Subject Area(s):
Capstone Courses
Resource Type(s):
Assignment
Class Level(s):
College 400
Class Size(s):
Small

Usage Notes

It is helpful to share with students multiple examples of effective elevator speeches from a variety of areas. Faculty should also be prepared to deliver their own elevator speech as a model for students as well as to breakdown the various elements of the assignment. The main hurdle for this exercise from a faculty perspective is tracking down all the...

Download this resource to see full details. Download this resource to see full details.

Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Goal 1: Students will be able to articulate their marketable Sociological knowledge and skills
    Goal 2: Students will be able to articulate their unique selling point
  2. Goal 3: Students will be able to identify their assets for the marketplace
    Goal 4: The elevator speech will be delivered in a clear and concise statement with a professional presentation of self both verbally and non-verbally

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. A rubric (attached) is used to evaluate the delivery of the elevator speech.
  2. Students are assessed on their ability to (1) articulate their marketable Sociological skills and knowledge, (2) unique selling point, (3) assets offered, (4) verbal presentation of self, and (5) non-verbal presentation of self.

When using resources from TRAILS, please include a clear and legible citation.

Cover Page
Requires Subscription DOCX
Requires Subscription DOCX
Requires Subscription PPTX
Requires Subscription PDF

Our website uses cookies to improve your browsing experience, to increase the speed and security for the site, to provide analytics about our site and visitors, and for marketing. By proceeding to the site, you are expressing your consent to the use of cookies. To find out more about how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy .