Dress for Success Event Features Professional Attire

Published on: March 22, 2013

Lone Star College-KingwoodArmed with a college degree, graduates prepare to enter the workforce.

To assist them, Lone Star College-Kingwood will host a Dress for Success and Job Connection event on April 9 from 12-2 p.m. in the Student-Conference Center. This event will provide students with helpful tips on how to interview and dress for their future careers.

“Our goal is to promote professionalism with our students, especially in the area of appropriate dress for job interviews,” said Susan Banis, event coordinator and business marketing and management instructor.

The Dress for Success and Job Connection event will include a fashion show featuring various styles of business apparel and a mock interview. In addition, area businesses will setup booths and talk with students about current and future employment opportunities.

“Students will have a chance to network with employers, pass out their resumes, and pursue job options. At this event, businesses will see the talented workforce produced at LSC-Kingwood,” Banis said.

Businesses are encouraged to become a sponsor. Proceeds will go toward scholarships and book store certificates for students. Donations for food, beverages and raffle prizes are needed. The sponsorship levels are:

  • $25 for a table display, chairs, signage and networking with students.
  • $50 for a table display closer to the stage, chairs, signage, networking with students and publicity at the event.
  • $100 for a table display at the stage, chairs, signage, networking with students, and publicity around LSC-Kingwood’s campus, at the event and possibly in the local newspapers.

The Dress for Success and Job Connection event is organized by LSC-Kingwood’s Fashion Book Club, Jewelry Beading Club, Cosmetology Department, Office of Student Life, Women’s Center, and the Generation Student Association. Clothes donated for the fashion show will be stored in the Career Closet. These items will be available to students who can’t afford to purchase appropriate clothing for job interviews.

For more information on the event or to sponsor a booth, contact Susan Banis at Susan.D.Banis@LoneStar.edu.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.