26 September 2009

Intern Dress Code: Campus Casual OK?

Dress clothes..., casual..., business dress..., business casual..., and then there's the most comfortable dress code: campus casual.

Maybe your college expects something dressier than jeans but most don't! In fact, it wasn't so many years ago that pajamas were the campus clothing of choice. Today, jeans are acceptable for undergrads, grad students, and professors, too.

So, time to transition to the workplace for your internship... is your campus casual wardrobe appropriate? In the minority of internships, your wardrobe will be fine. That means that in the majority of settings, you will need to step up a notch.

OK! How about expensive jeans? Nope, they still qualify as campus casual. Put them in the closet for a semester.

The content on this blog is not offered as legal advice or guidance. Consult your college, advisor, or internship supervisor for help with issues surrounding internships. © 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Dr. Bold is a co-author of the book Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. More about Dr. Bold can be learned at www.marybold.com

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