RCSJ to Host Fourth Annual ‘Suit a Student’ Career Readiness Fashion Show

By: Arianna Adan, Writer / Follow South Jersey Higher Education Intern

Photo: Jon Bradley | Follow South Jersey

DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Rowan College of South Jersey is partnering with Brooks Brothers for the fourth annual “Suit a Student” career readiness fashion show. The event, which was initially set to take place in April at a live event, will go on during a webinar at 7 p.m. on September 16. You can register to attend the webinar here.

Throughout the event, students will receive advice on fashion and etiquette in the field of business. The aim of the fashion show is to help students feel more confident and prepared to enter the workforce following their time as college students.

The event will feature 14 student models, one RCSJ staff member, and a member of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges. All these participants will “walk the runway” – virtually, of course – as part of the show. Typically, the event was held in the college’s Fine Arts Center, but adjustments were made to assure the safety of students, faculty members, and other participants.

The virtual event will incorporate live messages from RCSJ President Fred Keating and Dean of Business Studies Patricia Claghorn with pre-recorded runway segments. Fernando Arroyo, manager of the Gloucester Premium Outlets Brooks Brothers store, will provide additional commentary for the runway show.

Students were asked to submit applications prior to the show in order to be eligible to win a suit, dress, or other business outfit from Brooks Brothers. Fifteen prizes will be awarded in total. The live event will also host Q&A sessions at the conclusion of the fashion show, which will help viewers learn about the student-models and their career ambitions. The students will expand their knowledge about business formality tips and fashion advice.

You can find more information about this event here.

This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.