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If you plan to attend the Spring Job & Internship Expo, dressing appropriately for the occasion is important.  But, some students may be unsure of what “business casual” or “professional dress” entails.  Here are a few tips!

Tip #1 – GCB (Gym, Club, or Bed) wear should be left at the GCB. Instead, wear a button down shirt or blouse with a pair of slacks, khakis, or a skirt.  Men, throw in some color with crisp light Carolina blue shirt or accessorize a white shirt with a colorful yet classic tie in a pinstripe or argyle style.  Women can wear a colorful shirt or blouse that does not hang to too low.  They too can accessorize a white shirt with a colorful scarf.

Tip #2 – Skirting around.  Make sure that if you decide to wear a skirt to a fair that it is at least knee length.  You do not want to have to keep pulling and tugging at your skirt because it is too short.

Tip #3 – What is that smell?  I am not talking about the smell that comes from running 10 miles in the hot and humid summer.  I am talking about the kind that you buy at the beauty counter – the perfume and the cologne.  A little goes a long way, or better yet just leave it at home.

Tip #4 – A Mohawk – now that is an interesting hairstyle.  Unless you are looking to replace Mr. T in the A Team, keep your hair simple and neat.

Tip #5 – Flip flops, and sneakers, and rain boots, oh my.  When attending a fair dress shoes, flats, heels (not the stilettos) are more appropriate.

I hope these tips help take some of the guesswork out of what to wear.  If you ever have, any questions about what to wear to a fair stop by the 2nd floor of Hanes Hall to speak to a career counselor.

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