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Student Services Classroom to Career Suit Program

A solid professional image starts with how you dress

Corky’s Career Closet + Certificate Program

In today’s job market, candidates with a solid professional image get hired.  One of the key elements of a solid professional image is the way you dress.  The Office of Career Services and the School of Business have partnered to create two programs focused on professional image and dress. 

  1. Corky’s Career Closet (non-teaching majors)
  2. Classroom to Career Certificate Program

Corky’s Career Closet (non-teaching majors)

The Career Closet in the Memorial Union is currently undergoing a rebuilding and rebranding process. Watch for exciting new changes in the coming year!

Teaching majors

The Teachers College operates a career closet in Visser Hall for all teaching majors.  For more information, go to The Teachers College career closet home page.

Classroom to Career Certificate Program

In today’s job market, candidates with a solid professional image get hired. One of the key elements of a solid professional image is the way you dress. The Office of Career Services and the School of Business have partnered to offer a professional development series focused on building professional skills with our students. This unique program, called the Classroom to Career Professional Suit Certificate Program, guides students through a variety of career-related steps to build their career competencies and professional image. At the completion of these steps, students will earn a free, tailored, professional business suit.

The Classroom to Career Program is open to juniors and seniors from all majors. Emporia State has partnered with the professional staff at Dillard’s in Topeka, Kansas to provide the sizing for the suit program. Emporia State University Career Services provides the ongoing funding for the suit program.

Check out this article in the Topeka Capital-Journal

Eligibility

To be eligible for this program, students must:

  1. Be a current junior or senior in any major by credit hour at the start of the spring 2021 semester.
  2. Be enrolled full-time for the Spring 2021 semester.
    *Students who graduate in December 2020 are not eligible to participate in this program.
  3. Sign up online for the program by January 29, 2021. Click HERE to sign up NOW!
  4. Complete all required certificate steps in Canvas between November 20, 2020-March 12, 2021. Steps completed before or after these dates will not be considered for this program.

This program is based on the NACE Career Competencies.

Questions? Contact us!

June Coleman, Director of Career Services, jcoleman@emporia.edu

Joyce Zhou, Chair, Business Administration Associate Professor, xzhou@emporia.edu

Amber Zewert, Graduate Assistant of Career Services, azewert@emporia.edu

Teaching Majors

The Teachers College operates a career closet in Visser Hall for all teaching majors. For more information, go to The Teachers College career closet home page.