Thursday, February 18

Local High School Students Dress for Success

Photo of the Kentwood High Magnet School's OMG Club 'Dress for Success' Enrichment Series participants.

Kentwood, LA On Wednesday, February 17 you could find members of the Kentwood High Magnet School's Outstanding Mature Girlz (OMG) Club dressed in their ‘Professional Best.’  Nearly 20 young ladies opted to get out of their normal routine of wearing their school uniforms to participate in the SU Ag Center’s “Dress for Success” Enrichment Series.  This series opened the dialogue for SU Ag Center’s Assistant Area Agent, Nicolette Gordon to answer the many questions young ladies had about dressing for a potential job interview, and making their first impression their best impression.

In a time period where fashion trends are constantly changing, Gordon modeled shoes, accessories, and even demonstrated how to spray a subtle amount of perfume on for an interview. She stressed the importance of keeping their appearance simple, and letting their skillsets be the driving force during any interview.  They also discussed the difference between ‘business professional’ and ‘business casual’ dress, and professionalism versus being an amateur. 

At the conclusion of the enrichment series, OMG Club members practiced walking in their high heels, and anxiously waited to be professionally photographed.  As a result of participating in the “Dress for Success” series, club members will receive a professional headshot that will be later used for creating mock non-traditional resumes.


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