Last week, I shared some insider tips on taking care of business on campus. I ended that post with a list of recommendations on what to document. Then I got to thinking – why not take that list and turn it into a printable!
I hope you like it and will let me know if you like it and how you’re using it! I’d love to hear your feedback on how I can make this work for you. Click the link below to take you to the PDF and then right click to save or print it. To save paper, I’ve put two worksheets on one 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper.
Taking Care of Business
Before we get started here, please let me say that this is not a treatise on how college students should or shouldn’t dress. My goal is to help you develop new ideas and rethink how your wardrobe can work for you and help represent who you are as a person. And while most offices won’t require you to dress in a business formal style, dressing for your work study assignment will most likely be your first exposure to dressing for the professional world.
I don’t want you to think you have to go out and shop and buy a whole new wardrobe, but you might use this opportunity to fill some gaps that you may have in your wardrobe.
Personal style is a way of representing your personal brand without even saying a word. Yes, we all know a person shouldn’t be judged on the way she dresses, but rather on the quality of work she produces. But, let’s be honest here – the first impression is the one that lasts.
I also hope that I don’t give the impression that you should have to change your personal style, either. I want you guys to be seen as the wonderful, smart and motivated people that you are, without others being distracted by poor grooming or low necklines.
Personal style also has very little to do with money. Great finds are available at a variety of price points. The key is to cultivate a curated wardrobe stocked with pieces that are versatile, durable and easy to care for. Here’s a run down of a few common items and how to tailor them to an office setting.
Figuring out who to talk to about what is tricky in college. You might get the runaround or never get the answer to your question, which is extremely frustrating. Or you might get multiple answers to the same questions and you might not know which answer is the right one! Today I’m going to share some insider tips on how to communicate with offices to take care of business.