NCC Dresses Students for Success

Writing a resume and learning how to interview are just part of the equation for landing a job; you also need to look the part. NCC’s Center for Career Development kicked off its inaugural “One Day to Shop” in November, an event which gave students the opportunity to shop for business attire at no cost.

Students perused racks of donated suits, jackets, ties, accessories, shirts and blouses in the Center, and tried them on in makeshift dressing rooms. By the end of the event, staff and faculty had helped 95 students choose head to toe ensembles. Each student posed for a “before” and “after” photo.

“I never had the luxury of owning a professional suit,” said accounting major Shorabh Das.” For the Center for Career Development office to offer me one for free is a big help and has given me the confidence I need to ace my first professional interview.”

Donations were provided by Dress for Success, Person-to-Person, Stephanie’s Kloset, Men’s Wearhouse, faculty and staff, and the public.