‘Dress for Success’ Fashion Show Planned

November 18th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

SUNY Oneonta and the Southside Mall have partnered to offer a Dress for Internship Success Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Hunt College Union Ballroom.

The event is a fun, visual way to educate students and local job seekers about the importance of “dressing for success” during internship and job interviews, said SUNY Oneonta Internship Coordinator Megan Ackley.

Twenty members of the college’s Student Fashion Society (10 male, 10 female) will model career wear and accessories provided by Maurice’s, TJ Maxx, and JCPenney in the Southside Mall. The fashion show will feature three segments: “Traditional Interview Attire,” “What NOT to Wear,” and “Professional Wear with a Student Fashion Society Flare!” Student stylists helped the models “shop” for their outfits, and fashion show commentators will stress the importance of learning about the company culture in order to dress for success once an internship or job is obtained.

Advance tickets ($4, or $2 with a nonperishable food item) are available at the Hunt Union. Tickets will also be available at the door for $5, or $3 with a nonperishable food item. All food items will be donated to the Salvation Army Food Bank. Proceeds will benefit the Student Fashion Society.

The fashion show is sponsored by SUNY Oneonta’s Career Development Center and the Southside Mall in collaboration with the Student Fashion Society. Career Development Center intern Carol Benedict, a senior majoring in fashion and textiles with minors in event planning and business communications, has been instrumental in planning the event.

SUNY Oneonta’s Career Development Center connects students with local employers through events such as the annual Summer Opportunities Internship Fair, planned for Feb. 12, 2014, in the Hunt Union ballroom. From working alongside the Bassett Medical Center Security staff to helping children bond with horses at the Athelas Therapeutic Riding Stable, a growing number of SUNY Oneonta are getting valuable on-the-job experience through local internships. A total of 436 students from the Class of 2013 completed credit-bearing internships in their fields of study—many of them at local or regional businesses or nonprofit organizations.

More information about this event is available from Megan Ackley at (607) 436-2534 or megan.ackley@oneonta.edu.