The 2nd Annual Business Fashion Show: Do’s and Don’ts of Business Casual Wear and the Pitfalls of Social Media, will be held Oct. 5.
The AMA, the Financial Management Association and the Society for Applied Investing and Financial Education are have partnered to host the event.
The fashion show will focus on appropriate business and casual dress, versus last year’s focus that, for the most part, concerned interview wear.
A panel of judges, which includes students and professors, will be present to discuss both befitting and ill-advised workplace attire.
All models for the event will be a mixture of student volunteers, whose hair and make up will be styled by ESBI International Salon. Social media will also be among discussion.
AMA Vice President Erica Elliot said that social media can be a great tool. “But it can haunt you, cost you your job, or prevent you from getting one too,” she said.
Career Services will also be providing a presentation on social media and its positive and negative effects.
“The purpose of the event is to help with professional development and teach students what to expect in the professional world after college,” Elliot said. “I really hope it opens peoples minds to how the professional world works.”
Sean Varicalli and Christina Venditti from WXOU radio will be hosting the event, and the Vitality Dance Club will be performing. DJ Crashers will also be providing entertainment throughout the event.
“Expect witty jokes, a beautiful host and knowledge on how to dress appropriately,” Venditti said. “Some professors are even offering extra credit to attend.”
The event is open to everyone, free of charge and food will be provided.
This year, the AMA fashion show will be located in Banquet Room A, upstairs at the Oakland Center, from 7-9 p.m.