Non-Profit, Government, Education, Media and Design
Business Casual: A suit is not necessary, but it is still important to look polished and professional. Keep in mind whether your chosen industry is more conservative (government) or fashion-forward (design) and dress accordingly.
- A collared shirt or nice blouse. Avoid low necklines and sheer fabrics.
- Tailored slacks or khakis. Make sure they fit well and are wrinkle-free.
- If wearing a tie, the tip should touch the top of your belt.
- Belts should match shoe color.
- Dresses and skirts should be at or just above the knee.
- Add a sport coat, jacket or cardigan to boost professionalism. It does not have to be a suit set.
- If interviewing for a creative position, use color and prints to express yourself! Just be careful they are not too distracting to the interviewer.
- Dress shoes, low heels or flats should be polished. Socks should match pant color.
- Facial hair should be clean shaven or neatly trimmed.
- Hair should be neatly combed and out of your face.
- Make-up should be subtle.
- Avoid strong perfumes or cologne.
- Nails should be clean and neat.