Stay Classy Longwood

Professional dress tips for women:

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  • Avoid trendy styles
  • Wear neutral colors: black, grey, brown, navy, etc.
  • Capris and cropped pants are not appropriate, wear pants or a skirt
  • Skirts should be knee length and not too tight
  • Avoid high slits
  • Blouse or camisole (preferred colors: white or light colors)
  • No cleavage!
  • Avoid open toed shoes or sandals
  • Do not wear too high of a heel, no stilettos or platforms
  • Wear neutral hosiery or socks
  • All clothes should be neatly ironed!

Business Casual

  • Blazer or suit jacket with pants or skirts
  • Dress pants or khakis are appropriate
  • Avoid capris
  • Skirts should be knee length and not too tight
  • Avoid high slits
  • Blouses, sweaters, and cardigans are appropriate
  • Avoid open toed shoes or sandals
  • Heels and flats are acceptable
  • All clothes should be neatly ironed!

Acessories

  • Simple jewelry
  • Only wear one pair of earrings
  • Maximum of one ring per hand
  • Small/simple purses or professional bags are acceptable
  • Avoid backpacks or large purses

Professional dress tips for men:

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  • Solid suits or subtle pinstripes
  • Jackets should be buttoned while standing and unbuttoned while seated
  • Avoid double breasted jackets
  • Wear neutral colors: black, grey, brown, navy, etc.
  • Matching jacket and pants is a must
  • Tie should reach your belt
  • White or muted shirt with a collar is preferred (long sleeves)
  • Wear polished, leather shoes
  • Wear dark calf length socks that match the shoes
  • All clothes should be neatly ironed!

Business Casual

  • A sports coat without a tie
  • Khakis or solid color slacks are appropriate
  • A tie can be worn with a long sleeve collared shirt
  • Shirts with collar, sweaters, and polo shirts are appropriate
  • Oxfords or loafers are acceptable
  • Wear dark calf length socks that match the shoes
  • All clothes should be neatly ironed!

Acessories

  • Watches and simple jewelry are acceptable
  • Match belt to shoes

What’s Poppin’ in the UCC

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Did you know that the UCC has walk-in hours?

We are here to help! Our wonderful staff can assist you with CareerConnect, LinkedIn, Choosing jobs that interest you, Resume, Cover Letters, Interview preparation, Internship searching, Job searching, Job Fair preparation, Graduate School Admissions process, and much more!

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am-1pm
Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-2pm

Contact us to set up an individual appointment or mock interview!

Longwood University Career Center
Lancaster Hall G08-A
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
434.395.2063

Pop in our office for assistance!

So You Want to Serve

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Are you interested in a career where you serve your community every day? Come learn about career options from professionals who work in government, non-profit and family/community service agencies!

Panelists include: Michelle Lam (Peace Corps), Emily Bacalis (Relay for Life), Jess Hofbauer (Make-a-Wish Foundation), Roma Morria (Prince Edward Social Health), and Angela Jackson (DOORS-Uganda)

When: Wednesday, October 22nd at 3pm (networking event following)

Where: Nance Room (lower level of the dining hall)

This event is free to attend and there will be FOOD!

Let us know you are coming by registering to attend:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/49101.htm

Health Careers Panel

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Are you interested in a career in the health field? Want to learn more about different types of jobs related to health? Come to the Health Careers Panel! This event is for students interested in a major in Biology, Therapeutic Recreation or Exercise Science, and curious about what types of internships and jobs those majors pursue. Professionals and current students will discuss the variety of fields and opportunities open to these majors.

When: Thursday, October 9th from 3:30-5pm

Networking event following the program!

Where: Bedford 111

Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you there!

The UCC is on Instagram!

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Follow us! longwooducc

We will be capturing and sharing our exciting UCC moments:

  • Fall Local Employer Showcase
  • Career Fair Training Camp
  • Advice and A Slice
  • Job/Internship Fairs & Events
  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • And much more!

If you take any pictures at this week’s Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 1st #fallcareerfair @longwooducc!

Fall Career Fair! (Career & Graduate School Fair)

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Now is the time to explore what your future holds. Whether you are looking for an internship, searching for a job after graduation, or are considering graduate school, this fair may just have the opportunity you have been searching for!

When: Wednesday, October 1st from 12:30-4pm

Where: Lankford Student Union

Check out the employers attending and register by Friday, September 26th!

http://www.longwood.edu/career/57333.htm

Career Fair Tips:
  • Get your resume reviewed
  • Make copies of your resume
  • Dress professional and use proper etiquette
  • Practice your elevator speech
  • Bring business cards, if you have any
  • Research employers that are attending
  • Prepare questions to ask the employers
  • Be yourself!

Career Fair Training Camp

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Are you prepared for the Fall Career Fairs? Let the UCC help you make the best impression possible! We will train you on what to wear, how to write a resume, what to bring to the fairs, and what to say to employers. All of your questions can be answered in a one-stop-shop!

  • Get your resume reviewed
  • Learn tips on professional dress
  • Practice your elevator speech
  • Make business cards
  • Research employers that are attending the fairs

When: Tuesday, September 23rd from 3:30-5pm

Where: Lankford Student Union Ballroom

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Call (434)395-2063 or email career@longwood.edu to RSVP!

We look forward to seeing you there!