This month, several students from the College of Saint Elizabeth walked the runaway to demonstrate proper work attire. Hosted by the Experiential Learning Center, the “Runway to Careers” fashion show taught students the “dos” and “don’ts” of dressing professionally.
“Your clothing should accentuate who you are as a person and your unique skill sets,” explained Jennifer Santiago, the talent acquisition manager for Enterprise and the event’s emcee. “It shouldn’t be about how you’re dressed.”
During the event, Santiago presented CSE with a grant to expand the Experiential Learning Center’s diversity and career development programs on behalf of Enterprise.
“CSE has had a long, positive relationship with Enterprise,” explains Mayelin Torres, the coordinator of the Experiential Learning Center. “The company is committed to diversity, inclusivity and women’s development. We’re very grateful for their generosity and kindness.”
Students in attendance felt Santiago’s commentary about the fashion show perfectly illustrated the need to dress appropriately.
“No matter what, people judge you based off the way you dress,” explains Jakeem Boyd, ’20. “Dressing professionally reflects positively on both yourself and where you work.”
Mary Colleen Robinson has a communication degree with a concentration in journalism and is currently working as the PR/Social Media Specialist at the College of Saint Elizabeth