By having career-ready attire and accessories, students will make a lasting impression at networking events and job interviews so that they shine and stand out from the competition. Help us support our Vikings as they achieve their professional aspirations!
Career Services is gearing up to host a series of Dress for Success initiatives to support our Vikings. During the 2023-2024 academic year, we will host Career Closet shopping appointments during which all students are encouraged to choose career-ready attire items at no cost to them. In addition, we will award selected Junior and Senior applicants a $250 stipend to purchase career-ready attire. The goal is to help our students prepare for the Job & Internship Fair and interview process.
We have set a fundraising goal of $1,000 to not only kickstart these initiatives, but also to build a foundation for future career readiness and dress for success programming.
Every dollar counts. Donate to help a Viking enter the professional world!
Watch our crowdfunding video here: https://youtu.be/8B7IbqF-Wnc
“'Hi! I’m Lorraine and I’m Jess from Salem State Career Services! Today, we would like to talk to you about the Career-Ready Attire Stipend and our Career Closet!'
'The Career Ready Attire Stipend is a financial award that aims to reduce the difficulties in obtaining career-ready attire. Each year, we get to award selected applicants a stipend to purchase brand-new attire to help juniors and seniors feel like they are dressed to impress!
Follow me to the Closet!'
'In addition to the Career Ready Attire Stipend, Career Services has opened a permanent Career Closet for students to make appointments and shop year-round. This can help students make a positive first impression at job & internship fairs and during interviews!'
'There are many obstacles that can impact access to career attire, fortunately through donations, we are able to offer students this opportunity to obtain clothing at no cost to them! The money we raise through our crowd funding page goes directly to supporting the career closet and providing the Career-Ready Attire stipend! But we need your help to keep these projects going!'
Please consider donating today to help SSU students feel ready to take on the world, and put their best-dressed foot forward!'”