This information was retrieved from MSU Career Services Network Website 2/10/14
Dress Essentials for Everyone
- Clothing should work for you, not against you. Fit and comfort are important considerations in projecting yourself at your best.
- Trendy clothing—like short skirts, low necklines, extreme prints or colors—generally do not project an image appropriate for a professional meeting.
- Crisp, clean, well-pressed clothing is a must.
- Hair should be clean, well groomed, and away from the eyes.
- Simple, classic styles are best.
- Remove extraneous earrings. (Women: one pair. Men: none.)
- Avoid strong mints, perfumes, or aftershaves.
- No visible tattoos (cover) or body piercings (remove pins).
What to Wear for this fair
For these kinds of interactions, you always want to dress professionally—no ripped jeans, ﬂip-ﬂops, or T-shirts with obscenities on them. Consider the items below when you’re picking out what to wear . . .
- Dress pants
- Dress shoes
- Button-down shirt
And remember, when in doubt, check with an insider (your employer contact or Career Advisor, for example) about what the appropriate dress in a particular situation might be!
What you will need for the Fair:
Introduction speech summarizing about yourself: (30-40 seconds)
Who am I?
What can I offer the company/organization? (skills)
Why you are a good candidate for the position? (tailor to position desired)
Padfolio - to help carry your resume and any additional paperwork
Business card (if you have it, for future contact)
Additional Information about Appearance and Attire can be found at: