Offerings at UIC Liautaud Career Services: Professional Style & Attire Presentation

The Career Services Office at UIC Liautaud GSB offers information and consultations on researching companies and job opportunities, guidance on resume and cover letters, practice for informational and job interviews through no pressure mock interviews, and negotiation tips.

UIC Liautaud Career Services brings in companies and speakers for professional development workshops, covering topics such as: creating your professional persona, building your career network, and maximizing job search efforts for improving your interview and job offer prospects.

In 2012, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Liautaud Graduate School of Business, in collaboration with GFIN, began offering its first 2-day workshop on professional style and attire.

Representing 9tailors, LLC, the Boston-based custom tailor (outfitter of the Harvard Business School, MIT Sloan School, and Yale School of Management), Samantha Shih (Owner of 9tailors, LLC) and Kathryn Walsh (Style consultant) covered the sartorial do's and don'ts of how to dress for making a good impression at job interviews, client meetings, and at the office.

Special thanks go to 9tailors for their care and attention to detail in this first workshop on professional attire.

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Samantha Shih talks about how industries, professions and career stages dictate "acceptable" clothing.Samantha Shih presents on how corporate cultures differ by company.Students test their knowledge on what wardrobes to use in different professional and social settings.

Here are pictures of some of our Finance, Marketing and Accounting graduate students learning about what clothing and styles make them stand out for the industry, job level, and location, appropriate for their current and future professions.

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Kathryn Walsh and Samantha Shih take questions from the audience.Students ask about the fitting process.Graduate students sign up for measurements.