Jun 26, 2017 01:15 AM EDT
Bergen Community College aims to prepare students for the professional world through a new program designed to improve their fashion senses. Read on for more details.
According to North Jersey, the "Move for Success" project was launched at the Bergen Community College campus in Paramus. Aside from teaching students how to dress properly for internship and job interviews, it will also provide them access to free clothing.
Possibly the "first of its kind" in the area, "Move for Success" helps students write industry-specific resumes as well. Another key aspect of the program is a "career closet" in the Pitkin Education Center.
Housed in Room B-105, the on-campus boutique is filled with donated clothing. All of the garments here are offered for free. Two dressing rooms, a seating area, and gorgeous racks are found inside too. The boutique will be operated by students, which then serves as an additional training.
Bergen Community College President B. Kaye Walter and Ridgewood Moving Services (Mahwah) President Cynthia Myer came up with the idea last fall. Walter said Myer was the one who invited her to a meeting attended by New Jersey female chief executives.
At the moment, the career closet is made up of professional clothes collected by Myer. Through the Ridgewood Moving Services, she has gathered garments from clients who were "purging" their unwanted stuff.
Although the program was already launched on Thursday, final details are still being ironed out. Walter and Myers said that they will continue collecting donations to ensure that the boutique remains fully stocked.
Anyone who is willing to give something for the project may drop it off at The X-Change Office located at the Pitkin Education Center at 400 Paramus Road. They could also direct their donations to the Ridgewood Moving Services warehouse at 575 Corporate Drive in Mahwah.
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