By Marissa Mooney |Staff Writer|
As the end of the quarter approaches, many students will be searching for summer jobs and graduates will be out looking for a career.
Fortunately, the Career Development Center has your back, presenting students with their annual fashion show on April 18 in the San Manuel Student Union Event Center.
The free event allowed students to come and learn how to dress appropriately from casual to business attire. Select models were used as examples on the proper way to dress when interviewing as well as what is appropriate for the office.
Amber Williams and Jose Quintero hosted the event and presented the models with the proper clothes to brand yourself as a professional. Each model wore business attire that was sponsored by Macy’s, Banana Republic, White House/Black Market, Ann Taylor, Jones New York, and JoS. A. Bank. Each model walked down the runway as the hosts introduced each one by their major and aspirations.
“I had a lot of fun organizing the show from getting the models to calling over 25 stores to help us out with providing clothes,” said Williams. “Not only was it fun, but it was a great learning experience.”
Models prepared for the runway by adding accessories to their outfits that were handed out by the student assistants. Before the event, models took their place and were given instructions on how to walk the runway.
Many models looked anxious and nervous as they sat around waiting for the show to begin. Antonio, a student and model in the show, helped instruct the other models on where to walk and when to stop or stand.
The show highlighted articles of clothing that were presentable for both job interviews and in an office-related environment. Being educated in the do’s and don’ts of professional attire can help students create a credible image for their prospective employers.
The female models wore various outfits that consisted of pant suits, office dresses and pencil skirts with blazers. The male models varied from full custom suits to ties and slacks with a dress shirt. Representatives from Jos A. Bank and Black House/White Market made an appearance to watch the show.
There were giveaways for students who attended, which included prizes donated by White House/Black Market and a full custom-tailored suit by JoS. A. Bank. Along with the giveaways, students were able to enjoy refreshments and ask more questions about the Career Center.
The Career Development Center assists students campus-wide in searching for job listings and careers for their future. The office is located in University Hall in room 329 or you may contact 909-537-5250 to receive assistance in resumes, attend workshops, ask advice on future career paths, or get help with filling out a job application.
Photos by Marissa Mooney