Public Relations Club hosts fashion show: ‘How to Lose an Employer in 10 Ways’

By Kyra Smith-Cullen
A&E Editor

April 11, 2013

LHU students will have the opportunity to receive job advice through fashion in an event hosted by the Public Relations Club on April 30 in the PUB multipurpose room at 7 p.m.

The event, titled “How to Lose an Employer in 10 Ways,” is a fashion show, co-sponsored by the Communication Department and Career Services.

Models, all students from the Communication Department, will display outfits containing errors that job hunters may not realize they make.

Besides showing what students could do wrong, the fashion show will offer suggestions of what should be worn to interviews. Models will present both a ‘before’ and ‘after’ outfit so that audiences can get a visual idea of what is appropriate.

“The show will be highly beneficial because everybody has to go to a job interview and many are unaware of what the appropriate attire would be,” said Connie Reece, a communication professor and co-advisor to the Public Relation Club.

“We wanted to do this event because we wanted to have a debut event, while also hosting something that would be of benefit to the student body both in school and later on in their professional careers,” said Meagan Arnold, a senior majoring in communication and President of the Public Relations Club.

After the fashion show, attendees will have the chance to talk to professors and others about job hunting attire and tips while enjoying refreshments.

Even though models have already been chosen, the club is still looking for volunteers to help with other aspects of the event and anyone interested in participating in the fashion show or in joining the club should email Meagan Arnold at marnold@lhup.edu.

“I think the fashion show is an amazing opportunity for people who are going to be looking for jobs and internships to come out and get an idea of what the dos and don’ts are. I’m really looking forward to it,” said Tara Gingery, a senior majoring in communication and a member of the Public Relations Club.

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