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Masking is strongly recommended in all indoor settings. New students and faculty and staff are required to sign an updated version of the Columbia Community Compact. Learn more.
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Professional Pitch

You will need a pitch to introduce yourself at professional meetings, in networking situations and at other gatherings where you want to make an impression.

Your pitch is a brief (30 seconds) summary of your background, your strengths and your career direction. It takes some upfront preparation to create a strong pitch, but once you have a strong pitch drafted, it can be used in a multitude of beneficial ways and adjusted depending on your audience and purpose. For your interviews, you will create a longer pitch or introduction tailored to the job.