On Monday, April 14, WVU Tech students, faculty and staff will show attendees what – and what not – to wear to job interviews in the 2014 Dress for Success Fashion Show.
Student models will receive support from staff mentors in pulling clothing from their own wardrobes to demonstrate appropriate interview attire. Faculty and staff participants will show off “what not to wear” for an interesting and humorous twist to the event.
“We think this event will be a fun and entertaining way to demonstrate some of the “dos and don’ts” of how to dress for success and make a positive impression on future employers,” said WVU Tech Dean of Students Richard Carpinelli.
The show is part of WVU Tech’s effort to provide professional development opportunities that prepare students for the transition into the workforce.
“First impressions are everything,” said WVU Tech criminal justice major, Dan Eisenberg. “If a student can have the means to walk into an interview and make a positive first impression before they open their mouths, that’s powerful.”
Janet Cunningham, a third-year biology major at WVU Tech, has attended a number of professional development events on campus and said the fashion show is a welcome addition.
“This semester, students have had the opportunity to learn about business etiquette and what to expect from a job interview. Learning how to dress the part is just another piece of the puzzle,” she said.
The show kicks off Monday, April 14 at 12:00 p.m. in the Bears Den. Radio personality Morgan Robinson of Electric 102.7’s morning show will serve as emcee.
Dress for Success Fashion Show Participants:
Dean Richard Carpinelli
Dean Zeljko Torbica
Chedli Ben Hassine