Business students showcase ideal business attire

3/28/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

Six members of Delta Sigma Pi, the University's business fraternity, showed University students how to dress like professionals Wednesday afternoon at the Dress for Success Fashion Show. The event was co-sponsored by Career Development, the Associated Students of the University of Nevada, Target, and IGT. "We put on this event so that students are aware of the professional appearance they should have for interviews and at the upcoming career fairs," said Debby Carlson, internship coordinator in the Career Development office. Carlson said Career Development decided to reach out to Target to co-sponsor the event because it provides professional apparel at reasonable prices. IGT provided students with lunch during the event. "When we picked out the clothes, we really tried to focus on career looks for students on a budget," said Kelly Bown, store team leader for Target. During the show, Target executive team leaders, Todd Fannin and Pam Pagayunan made the following suggestions to students looking to attain a professional look:

For men:

  • Always go for a neat and clean appearance
  • A white shirt is the best choice for a first interview
  • Allow enough space for one index finger in your collar
  • Match the color of you belt to your shoes
  • Match the color of your belt buckle to your watch
  • Always keep your shoes clean and polished
  • Leave bottom button undone when wearing a single breasted suit

For ladies:

  • Stick with tailored, conservative dress
  • Stick with pants or knee-length skirts
  • Only wear a dress if you accompany it with a jacket
  • Skirt length should be slightly below the knee
  • Wear blouses made of cotton or silk
  • Wear light colored or white blouses
  • Keep the make-up to a minimal, but a little is usually better than none
  • It is best not to carry a purse with a briefcase Fannin and Pagayunan reminded students that it is important to invest in one professional outfit to wear to interviews. All outfits modeled in the fashion show are available at Target for $125 or less.


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