CSU-Pueblo students get discount on professional attire

CSU-Pueblo students get discount on professional attire


NEARLY 100 CSU- PUEBLO STUDENTS TOOK A BREAK FROM THEIR STUDIES THIS EVENING TO PREPARE FOR THEIR FUTURE. THE UNIVERSITY PARTNERED WITH J-C PENNEY AT THE PUEBLO MALL TO GIVE STUDENTS — AS WELL AS FACULTY AND STAFF — A HEFTY DISCOUNT ON PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE. OUR SAM KRAEMER SPOKE WITH SOME OF THE SHOPPERS FOR THIS STORY YOU’LL ONLY SEE ON NEWS 5. GJERDE 13 “SOMETIMES, AT OUR CAREER FAIRS, OUR EMPLOYERS WILL SAY, YOU KNOW, KINDA DING OUR STUDENTS ON HOW THEY’RE DRESSED. AND SO, WE THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM TO NOT ONLY DRESS PROFESSIONALLY, BUT LEARN HOW TO DRESS PROFESSIONALY.” LAUNCHING A CAREER IS MUCH MORE THAN GOING TO SCHOOL — WORKING HARD — AND RECEIVING A DIPLOMA… NATS? PRESENTATION IN INTERVIEWS AND JOB FAIRS MATTERS TOO… FALSETTO 8 “YOU WANT TO GO INTO AN INTERVIEW, AND YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO LOOK PROFESSIONAL. YOU DON’T WANT TO WALK IN IN JEANS AND A T-SHIRT. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU LOOK PROFESSIONAL AND THAT YOU STAND OUT.” TO HELP THEM STAND OUT, J-C PENNEY APPROACHED THE SCHOOL WITH THE IDEA… STANDUP 12 SO, IT’S A SIMPLE CONCEPT. ANY STUDENT, STAFF OR FACULTY MEMBER AT CSU-PUEBLO GETS 40 PERCENT OFF OF PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE. THINGS LIKE BLAZERS… AND TIES FOR GUYS. FITZPATRICK 10 “A LOT OF TIMES, FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE THE ONLY IMPRESSION THAT YOU CAN GIVE SOMEBODY. SO, ME GETTING 40 PERCENT OFF THESE CLOTHES, AND SPENDING A LITTLE EXTRA MONEY IS WORHT THAT IMPRESSION TO ME.” FITZPATRICK IS ONE OF MANY STUDENTS SET TO GRADUATE LATER THIS SPRING… FOR HIM, THIS WAS A CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A BIG SALE … EVEN WHILE LIVING ON A TIGHT BUDGET… FITZPATRICK 7 “IT HELPS, BECAUSE NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BEING PROFESSIONAL AND EATING, IN THE SAME WAY THAT YOU PROBABLY WOULD HAVE IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.” AN OPPORTUNITY THE SCHOOL HOPES WILL HELP STUDENTS TIE THE KNOT ON THEIR NEXT ADVENTURE… ALWAYS WATCHING OUT FOR YOU PUEBLO, SAM KRAEMER, NEWS 5. ORGANIZERS SAY THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME J-C PENNEY HAS DONE AN EVENT LIKE THIS IN COLORADO… THE RETAILER HAD SUCCESS WITH IT ON THE EAST COAST — AND WANTED TO TEST ITS SUCCESS

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