Got the experience and put it on paper and LinkedIn? Good, now it is time to take it to the Career Fair October 6.
First up: How to dress and what to bring with you. Employers expect you to show up in business professional attire. Here are the basics:
- Blazer and either trousers or a skirt in a matching fabric in colors such as black, navy, or dark grey
- The best option is a button-up, multiple colors are acceptable
- Light colors such as baby blue, light pink, and lavender are suggested if you are unsure
- Closed toed shoes are a requirement for professional dress
- Leather pumps or flats in either nude or black are appropriate for most occasions
- Make sure that all pumps are under 3 inches, and are not platforms
- Keep jewelry to a minimum. Pearls in ear and around the neck are appropriate
- Keep make-up neutral and light, preferably something that does not need to be touched-up frequently
- We recommend no perfume due to the possibility of aggravating allergies.
- Hairstyles should keep hair out of face and eyes.
- Blazer and trousers in a matching fabric in colors such as black, navy, or dark grey
Shirt & Tie
- Button-up shirts that compliment the suit and tie. Wear complimentary colors.
- Try to pick a solid-colored tie or a tie with small patterns.
- Leather dress shoes that have been polished are the preferred option.
- Hair should be well groomed, and no facial hair is the preference. If you do have facial hair, it should be well-trimmed.
Other General Tips for Men and Women
- Make sure your suit fits properly, meaning:
- Pants and skirts are appropriate length
- Blazer arms fall on the appropriate part of the arm
- Suit isn’t too big or small. Use a tailor for small changes that can make a huge impact.
- Watches (in neutral colors) are acceptable
- Leave strong smelling scents at home. In an enclosed space, they can be overpowering.
- Make sure that all shoes are in good condition, meaning no scuffs or scratches
If your suit has pockets, do not weigh them down with your wallet and keys.
If you drove to campus, leave your wallets and large purses in your car, or at home. All that you need to bring with you is your professional portfolio and your car key. If you rode to campus on the Tiger Transit, all you need is your professional portfolio and your house key, you can leave everything else at home. Do not forget to fill that portfolio with a legal pad and pen for notes and resumes - on resume paper!