Niagara College helps students Dress for Success

Niagara College Career Services staff members Monique Morin, Dana Brown and Marsha Fiorino collect donations in preparation for the Dress for Success clothing giveaway for students.

Staff members from the Niagara College’s Career Services department are rolling up their sleeves to help students put their best professional image forward.

The College’s second annual Dress for Success clothing giveaway for students will be held January 17 and 18, at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, respectively. Students will have an opportunity to pick up donated professional clothing free of charge, and learn more about how to present themselves well for interviews and the workplace.

For weeks, Careers Services staff members have been collecting clothing donations from the college community. Staff and faculty have been donating items from suits and dresses, to casual basics, shoes and accessories, in an effort to help students look professional for job interviews or networking opportunities in various industries.

“One of the key messages we will be sharing with students is that looking professional and put-together is vital when applying for jobs and – like a polished resume – can help them stand out from the crowd,” said NC career consultant Monique Morin. “For many students struggling with financial challenges, purchasing new clothing is not an option; this event is designed to help them present themselves well without straining their finances.”

The Dress for Success clothing giveaway for students is being held at the Welland Campus on January 17 and at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on January 18. 

The initiative was planned to help students prepare for Niagara College’s All About Options Employment Expo – the College’s largest career event of the year – which will be held at the Welland Campus on January 24 and the NOTL Campus on January 25. At the employment expo, students will have a chance to meet with more than 50 exhibiting employers to find job opportunities and co-op placements. For event details visit http://allaboutoptions.niagaracollege.ca/

Niagara College offers more than 130 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit niagaracollege.ca.

 

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Dress for Success clothing giveaway for students

 

Welland Campus:

 January 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Applied Health Institute Foyer

 

NOTL Campus:

January 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SAC Activity Room

 

Media inquiries, please contact:

 

Andrew Korchok

Communications/Media Advisor

Office: 905 641-2252 ext. 7430

Cell: 905 329-1642

akorchok@niagaracollege.ca

 

Michael Wales

Manager, Communications 

Office: 905.735.2211 ext. 7773

Cell: 905.328.4101

mwales@niagaracollege.ca