Friday, December 2, 2011

College Interview Dress DOWN tips

Men's Interview Attire

The Suit:
•The sleeves should taper, gradually ending just over the wrist so the shirt cuff extends about 1/2 inch beyond the jacket sleeve.
•The pant leg bottom in the front should touch the front of the shoe and angle towards the back of the shoe to fall just above the heel.
•Pant cuff or no cuff is a personal choice.
•Choose dark colors, such as navy, gray or coffee beige. Suit should be solid color or subtle pinstripes.
•The fabric should be worsted wool or gabardine, a firm hard-finish durable fabric (such as lightweight wool or rayon).
•Suit is always first choice, but if unavailable, a navy jacket or blazer with black or navy buttons and gray or beige pants are acceptable.
The Dress Shirt:
•The button down collar offers a more casual look than the more formal business style of a point collar.
•Choose a good fit, neatly pressed.
•Best colors include white, pale blue, tan or yellow
•Always wear an undershirt. Avoid v-neck style since the neckline may show
The Tie:
•Your tie should be darker than your shirt and should not extend below the belt.
•Purchase several ties that compliment your suit to give your wardrobe versatility.
•Wear 100% silk (or similar looking) in solid colors or small patterns.

Women's Interview Attire

The Suit:
•Choose conservative colors such as black, navy, gray, tan or brown in a flattering cut.
•The fabric should be gabardine, a firm hard•finish durable fabric such as light wool or rayon.
•Suit should be a solid color or subtle pinstripes.
•A business dress, worn with a jacket, or a tailored pantsuit is acceptable.
•Avoid wearing trendy lapels or buttons.
•Make sure the skirt length is just at knee length, either right above or right below the knee.
The Blouse:
•Wear a neutral color such as white or beige; avoid bright colors and large prints.
•Do NOT wear a low-cut or see-through blouse
Make-up and Jewelry:
•Avoid bright colors and excessive amounts.
•Light shades of lip coloring and nail polish are recommended.
•Jewelry should be small and conservative. Only 1 ring per hand.
•Avoid costume jewelry
•Earrings should be small studs or clip-ons with only 1 earring per ear.
•Wear hair so it's not always falling into your face.
Shoes and Hosiery:
•Do not wear open toe or open heel shoes or heels higher than 2 inches.
•Your shoe color should coordinate with your ensemble and remain in the neutral zone, such as navy, black or taupe.
•Wear hosiery that is close to your skin color.

Monday, November 28, 2011

How to Get College Internship Credit


There are several lists for internships for academic credit and support students seeking credit for internships can access. Please note that students have the responsibility to arrange course credit for their internships, when required by your company. All current students can enroll in an internship course during the first two (2) weeks of any quarter without direct employer involvement, and it is not necessary for you to contact the Center for Career Services.

For internships that require credit, the important things employers must do are: (1) time the hiring schedule to so that students can enroll in an internship class, and; (2) confirm a student’s hiring prior to the “Week 2” deadline. Most college quarters generally begin the first week of January, the first week of April, in mid-June, and the last week of September.

Good luck college students! Now go find your internships!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

What Bethenny Frankel is Thankful for

We can all learn from this incredible woman

Thanksgiving is here. I love the feeling of crisp air and enjoying the last few days of nice weather before we gear up for our snow boots and puffer coats....

What really matters is what you're thankful for. I'm most thankful for my family, and in particular my beautiful baby girl Bryn. She has changed my perspective on life. She has made me more grateful and aware, and has given me different purpose than I had before.

Her sweet smile and her love is what motivates me every day. I'm grateful for a loving and supportive husband who is a great father to Bryn and a good friend to me. I'm especially grateful to Cookie who has been with me through the most difficult and influential stages of my life. She is woman's best friend and I love her as much as a child.

I'm thankful to have good and honest people around me, who accept me for who I am and who support me through anything.

I'm grateful for the experiences I've had, the chances that I've been given and the courage to take them. And I am thankful for the proof that believing in something and making your dreams come true is entirely possible.

I'm also more aware than ever of those who are less fortunate and am more inspired to give back and help people who can't help themselves. We often think about doing something, but never get to it. Now that I am in a position to do something, I'm going to show how thankful I am for what I have by sharing with those who don't have.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Warmest wishes to all.

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