24 October 2009

Dress Code: Costumes at the Intern Site

If you are interning for George Lucas, by all means, get competitive and try to win the costume contest at the Halloween party.

If your internship is at any other workplace, weigh your costume choice against these tips:

1. Check out the company dress code. Does it specifically outlaw costumes?

2. If costumes are the norm, don't try to out-dress everyone else. Let the regular employees shine.

Dress in layers and skip specialty make-up. Even if costumes are acceptable, you want to be able to convert to a "regular" look in case of impromptu meetings with company executives.

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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