VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - College students getting help in the style department. One Wabash Valley university is using fashion sense to help new graduates get jobs.
Job interviews are for college graduates the culmination of years of studying which surprisingly doesn't always cover how to actually interview for the career you studied for.
"I have a class called professional business image and in this class the students learn all about how to dress, men's and women's clothing, from the shoes up to how they're hairstyle and how to tie a tie and how a suit should fit,” Professor Mary Bowen of Vincennes University’s Business program.
Ms. Bowen said the business image class is how many students get jobs, but the one thing she couldn't give them was the clothes to do the interviews.
“This is a program we started a year ago to help students get clothing in order to go on jobs interviews."
The business attire program provides ties, socks, even suits all of which are the real tools of the college grad trade.
“All of these are donations from people that are currently working or maybe retired and the sutdents are able to use any of this and its free," Bowen explained.
In just a year these clothes have helped several recent grads and that number should grow as VU's latest crop trades in the cap and gown for slacks and skirts.
"Its a big help because if you don’t have the money to then you don't have the clothing to do the interview and to be professional about your interview," upcoming graduate Lacey Ellerman said of the program.
Students that are suiting up for a new future.
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