03 April 2010

Dress Code: Hair Styles

Is there a hair style in this line-up that doesn't belong on the job/intern site? Could be that they are all OK!

Hair style as part of dress code: context is everything.

If you are interning in food service, you already know the rules and they may include hair nets. If you are interning in an office setting, the rules may be unwritten (and have more to do with distraction than health). And in another setting a purple spike may be admired and honored!

If you land in a conservative setting but yearn for a dramatic new hairstyle, you will probably have to wait until the end of the internship to enjoy it. In the meantime, remind yourself that the internship is a learning opportunity and self-expression is not a feature of it!

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 http://www.marybold.com/

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