Friday, September 14, 2012

Brush up on your business look at our “Dress for Success” event

WHAT TO WEAR TO AN INTERVIEW: Get tips and tricks
at our "Dress for Success" event!

You've studied hard, earned your degree, applied for your dream job, and secured the interview. Now it's time to decide what to wear. Well, you've come to the right place, because we can help with that! Each year our Career Development Services (CDS) team holds a "Dress for Success" event to help adult learners wear the appropriate attire to job interviews and in the workplace.

Each career and position is different, and our team can help you select the business wear that fits your specific needs and helps you make the best impression on your interviewers and colleagues. We'll also guide you through creating an overall professional image, above and beyond wardrobe choices. And attendees will learn about available partnerships to provide you with free career advice and a starter wardrobe. One of those partnerships is Career Wardrobe, an organization dedicated to helping women in Philadelphia with the clothing, career skills, and confidence necessary to transition to work.

This year's event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in room 69 of our main building at 1420 Pine Street, Philadelphia. It's open to all students and alumni of the College, and will be facilitated by me and other members of the CDS team. Please RSVP to CDS@peirce.edu or 215.670.9202 by Sept. 17 to claim your spot.

If you can't make it to the event this year but still want to dress to impress on the job, check out our tips for what you should and shouldn't wear to an interview. And don't forget last year's spring fashion show, where Peirce students and staff strutted down the runway to model the best and worst ways to present yourself in a professional setting.

We're really looking forward to sharing our advice and knowledge on proper workplace attire with our attendees. Hope to see you there!