Dressing the Student for Business. A South Dakota Professional Development Class Takes Students Shopping for a Dress Code

by Rachel Yeomans | October 16th, 2009   

Who would have thought that people need to have a class on how to dress for work? Contrary to what some may think, some do, even some people who think that they already know how to dress for work. Read what Barbara Soderlin of The Rapid City Journal wrote on students learning the business of the dress code.

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Most days, Donroy Ghost Bear rocks his Jordans, jeans and a hooded sweatshirt. If he’s going out on a Friday night, he’ll pull on a button-down, but the last time he wore something formal, it was his military uniform.

So he wasn’t ready for the image in the mirror when he came out of the JCPenney dressing room Thursday afternoon in a suit, blue dress shirt and a red tie knotted at his throat.

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He saw the broad-shouldered businessman reflected back at him, laughed and turned away, not sure what to think.

“It doesn’t feel like me, I know that,” he said.

Ghost Bear, 28, is a business student at Western Dakota Technical Institute, and his Professional Development class was at Rushmore Mall to learn how to dress for job interviews and the workplace.

Click HERE to read the rest of Soderlin’s statements on the student going from student to professional.

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