Mississippi Valley State University

September 20, 2014

University News

MVSU Students Suit Up with Dress for Success – Metro Jackson

January 30, 2014

Having the right skills, self confidence and proper attire is important when job hunting and interviewing. While MVSU is committed to student success, the university strives to make sure students reach the pinnacle of their success. With this one goal in mind, the Career Services Center at Valley took nine students to a suiting program hosted by Dress for Success Metro Jackson on January 29.

Dress for Success Metro Jackson (DFSMJ) is designed to help women make a tailored transition into the workforce by providing the necessary clothing, skills and self-confidence boost needed to strive in work and life.

Students in attendance were Front row, left: Phi'Neisha Simmons, Queona Williams, Jacqueline Garner; second row, Essie Bryant, job developer, Beverly Renfroe, Kieandra Curry, LuSarah Edwards; backrow, Kenee' Lewis, LaMonia Nolan and Maritza Johnson. Front row, left: Phi'Neisha Simmons, Queona Williams, Jacqueline Garner; second row, Essie Bryant, job developer, Beverly Renfroe, Kieandra Curry, LuSarah Edwards; backrow, Kenee' Lewis, LaMonia Nolan and MaPhi'Neisha Simmons, Queona Williams, Jacqueline Garner, Beverly Renfroe, Kieandra Curry, LuSarah Edwards, Kenee' Lewis, LaMonica Nolan and Maritza Johnson.

“This is an outstanding program and a great opportunity for any student,” said Essie Bryant, MVSU job developer. “Some students don’t have the resources to purchase business suits or others are just unaware of what proper professional attire is, so this program was very beneficial to our students’ success in making the workplace transition.”

While there, MVSU students learned more about DFSMJ. They consulted with business professionals and learned how important your appearance is in the workforce.

“Attending the suiting program was an amazing experience,” said Kenee’ Lewis, junior early childhood education major. “It allowed me to interact with business professional which helped improve my communication skills and self-confidence.”

Each student received a complete professional outfit and will be eligible for a second suit after advancing in their academic career or after being employed for 30 days.

The Career Services Center is a program under the Office of Student Affairs that provides various types of career development assistance to students which prepares them to present themselves as professional candidates for employment and graduate/professional school prior to graduation.

For more information on the MVSU Career Services Center, please call 662-254-3441.