Many WSU students, 1st-year alumni attend JCPenney Suit Up event

Many Wright State University students and first-year alumni attended the first JCPenny Suit Up event held Sunday night to learn how to dress for success and prepare their professional career.

The event was meant to help students prepare for interviews for jobs and graduate school, career networking events and the Wright State Career Fair on Oct. 16.

“The suit up event is an opportunity for students to prepare for the Career Fair in an environment where professionals are available for one-on-one conversations and to answer questions,” said Debra Lamp, Associate Director of Student Activities.

“The students are getting help picking out professional wear, and they are getting a 40 percent off coupon. We’ve also learned they’re getting a 20 percent coupon when they leave, and also entered into a raffle,” she said.

Hair stylists and makeup artists were available to talk with students about appropriate appearance choices, and students could also have a professional head-shot taken for $29.99.

Mike Wages, employee of JCPenny, said the event was a good turn out with a steady flow of students.

“Our intention with these college students interacting and seeing the great fashion we have, as well as value, we hope to earn their business as future customers,” he said.

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