06 March 2010

College Internship: When the Dress Code Calls for a Uniform

A college internship sometimes meaning putting on a uniform. For some students, it's the first ever experience of buying and wearing prescribed clothing.

If the site requires uniforms, you don't have a choice but to conform. Still, you can ask these questions to minimize your cost and inconvenience:

1 - Is there funding for the uniform so that I don't have to spend my own money?

2 - If I have to buy the uniform, can I ask around for a used uniform from an employee?

3 - Can I wear my choice of shoes and accessories?

The internship supervisor or mentor may have good suggestions for making your uniform inexpensive. Just ask!

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. © 2010 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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