Day 5 of J-Term was packed full of activities to help participants get more comfortable with their pitching skills. We started the day off with an elevator pitch workshop lead by Occidental College’s Hameetman Career Center. Later in the afternoon Rachel Geike of Snow Monkey came and lead a discussion on her experience as a young, female entrepreneur. Students loved her talk, and definitely loved her product!
Participants were then visited by Oxy alumnus and Oxypreneurship founder, Alex Keat! He lead a great talk on serial entrepreneurship and was able to connect with students on both a personal and professional level.
Lastly, we ended the day with J-Terms infamous sales pitch competition! Participants had to select a random and unknown object from a bag and them come up with a creative and effective way to pitch the object, all within 30 seconds! Congratulations to the winners – Kelly Fitzgerald, Jake Willemsen, and Alexis Hale, and thank you to all of our amazing judges!