The University of Newcastle, Australia

Produce your pitch

In a one minute video presentation you will introduce yourself and talk about the skills, knowledge and abilities that you have developed while studying, working and undertaking any extra-curricular or community activities.

Prepare your script

Careers and Student Development has developed a range of resources to help you work on your video script.  Check out the Produce Your Pitch information sheet (PDF, 410.6KB) to help put your content together.

To ensure your one minute clip is industry ready, we suggest you focus on up to three of the University of Newcastle’s personal graduate attributes to form your script.  You may be surprised at how tricky it is to get your points across in just one minute so make sure you take the time to plan and prepare.

Oral and written communication: Informing and motivating change with effective communication.

Teamwork: Working and learning with people from diverse backgrounds.

Use technology: Using technology to find, use and disseminate information.

Problem solving: Designing and implementing solutions to challenges.

Critical analysis: Evaluating information using analysis and reflection in a systematic way.

Information literacy: The ability to locate, evaluate and effectively use information.

Video styling and editing tips

1. Equipment and software

  • Camera: To record your pitch, you can use a DSLR camera, a webcam or a smart phone.  To avoid camera shake, it is recommended you use a tripod.
  • Edit: Use an editing suite to complete your video. A range of video editing software is available on UON campus computers. We recommend Windows Movie Maker (Microsoft) or the iMovie app (Mac) or Adobe Premier Pro.

2. Consider how you want your pitch to look

  • Make sure you are well dressed with a neutral background and record your script to camera.
  • Include still photos or clips of your experiences as evidence of your skills and to hold your viewer’s interest.

3. Include UON branding for a professional polish

UON’s Me in a Minute graphics are available through our resource kit. You can also ask for feedback on your blog by contacting Careers and Student Development at Career Hub - Ask A Question. Once you have completed your video, contact Careers and Student Development for final approval.  You can then save your video here.

Workshops

Need some help and inspiration? Come along to one of our Produce your Pitch workshops for advice on how to develop your script and edit your video.

What's Next?

  1. Use our Me in a Minute Success Checklist (PDF, 238.6KB) to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases.
  2. Embed your completed video in your LinkedIn profile.  Find out how by watching our video.

Remember, you can contact Careers and Student Development for support at each step of this process.