Dressing for Confidence

By: Career Center Staff

With career fairs all abuzz and employer connect events happening throughout the semester, students are preparing themselves for internships and new jobs.  The Career Center is here to help your student navigate their job search, prepare grad school application materials, and prepare for interviews, along with so much more.  One event that current students and their support networks are invited to attend is JCPenney Suit Up on March 29.

Don’t let the name fool you, this event is not just about traditional suits.  Rams can come and stock up on all work apparel, shoes, and accessories so they can put together a closet that helps them feel confident as they take a step towards their futures.  JCPenney works with campuses across the nation to provide up to a 60% discount on clothing and accessories in an effort to make work apparel more financially accessible.

This March will be the fifth time CSU has partnered with JCPenney for this exclusive, Rams-only event.  The store closes and re-opens exclusively for Rams and their support networks.  Rams simply show their CSU ID, share how many guests will be shopping with them and shop.  The environment is energetic and fun!  Here’s what some of our students have said about previous Suit Up events:

“I like that the store was closed off for students, the fact that we could bring guests and that there was transportation for students who don’t have cars I really appreciated that.”

“Freebies, friendliness and lots of options”

“Access for family. My brother just started a new job and had to buy suits, made it much more affordable.”

“Free transportation and great services.”

 “[It was amazing to see] how many workers were there willing to help and the additional changing rooms”

Students are invited to ride a free shuttle from campus (corner of Plum and Meridian).  The Career Center staff helps answer questions and creates a warm welcoming experience from the moment they step onto the bus or through the front doors of the store.  In addition to free transportation, this spring’s event will feature light refreshments, plenty of changing rooms and lots of CSU staff ready to help.  JCPenney offers free suit fittings, a free hair consultation, free mini-makeovers in Sephora, as well as coupons for headshots in their photography studio.  Be sure to add this fun event to your calendar and encourage your student to attend.  Click here for more details.