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The BRET Office of Career Development is often asked the question: "what do I wear to this…. networking event/interview/informational coffee/career symposium, etc?" We are always happy to help, and we encourage you to have appropriate clothing for the corresponding event. 

Many of the events we sponsor and/or host request "business casual." Other professional events, including interviews, often require "professional" dress. Please see the graphic below for further elaboration.

We also recommend:

  • when in doubt, dress conservatively.
  • stick with solid colors and looser clothing.
  • make sure the focus is on the face, not anything else.

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** Image used with permission by the Purdue Center for Career Opportunities