NCCU School of Business, along with its corporate partner, Dell, have developed a career closet to support the needs of business students.
“Looking your best so you can feel your best is critical to landing any job you seek,” said Deborah Brame, director of Student Professional Development and Career Management in the School of Business.
“We teach our students through professional development courses that preparedness not only incorporates having an innate knowledge of a corporation’s practices, but is also being aware of interpersonal attributes and unspoken cues that can either encourage or discourage further pursuit of that hiring manager from offering you the job.”
Job search online portals from Indeed to LinkedIn discuss the importance of having appropriate attire for an interview. The right clothing has the ability to spur confidence for the interviewee and allow the interviewer to know the candidate is serious about the opportunity.
“Dell has been a valued partner to the School of Business in a variety of ways,” said Anthony Nelson, Ph.D., dean of the NCCU School of Business. “Not only are they represented as members of our Board of Visitors, but they have on several occasions extended their support by way of classroom visits and networking opportunities.”
Along with Dell’s contribution to the closet, Verizon, Eagleland, and other private sponsors also made suit donations.
To be granted the opportunity to visit the closet, students must be actively searching for employment opportunities and engaging in School of Business career networking events.
The COVID-19 pause has delayed the grand opening of the closet, but the Student Professional Development and Career Management team looks forward to inviting students to take advantage of these valued resources upon their return to campus.