At Shippensburg University, students are not just getting advice on what to wear to job interviews; they’re actually shopping for what to wear for free. From pants, dress shirts, shoes and skirts, The Raider Ready Professional Dress Closet is setting students up for career success and an upcoming fashion show will showcase what’s up for grabs.
The Career Center, with the help of student, faculty and staff volunteers, will host the first-ever “Sailing into Success Fashion Show,” on Thursday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ceddia Union Building. The show and the dress closet feature items donated by faculty, staff, alumni and the local community.
During the Fashion Show, students can visit a photo booth for professional headshots, win various prizes, and meet with employer sponsors.
“One of the most frequent questions I receive from candidates is, ‘What should I wear?’ This truly unique event will answer that question for so many Shippensburg students as they are interviewing for internships and careers post-graduation,” says Elizabeth Brindley, a talent acquisition specialist at Enterprise Holdings, the event sponsor. “Being confident in how you’re dressed will enhance your overall confidence as you are meeting with employers!”
A pop-up shop from the Raider Ready Professional Dress Closet will also be on-site for students to browse for an outfit they can wear to meet potential employers.
The Professional Dress Closet is open to any enrolled undergraduate or graduate Ship students and offers inclusive professional wardrobe options for all students.
The fashion show will also prepare students for Career Week at Ship. The Career Center will highlight over 1600 opportunities available to students and help them connect with more than 250 actively recruiting employers during a career and internship fair. Students will also have access to various workshops throughout the week.
“Transformative education in the 21st-century requires thoughtful academic investments in internships, mentorships, and student support to escalate professionalism and career readiness in students. This holistic strategy is one Shippensburg University adopted a few years ago, and our goal is to scale career design and support to all our students,” says Dr. Sue Mukherjee, senior vice president for Strategy and Student Success.
Check out the full listing of Career Week events: ship.edu/life/career/upcoming_events]ship.edu/life/career/upcoming_events and follow along with all things Career Week using the hashtag #ShipCareerWeek on Instagram and Facebook!
Want to donate to the dress closet? Visit: ship.edu/life/career/professional_dress_closet]ship.edu/life/career/professional_dress_closet/
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