Clothing boutique accepting donations to prepare students for internships and job interviews
CHEYNEY >> Cheyney University’s Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) staff is getting ready for five career and graduate school fairs planned on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning Oct. 19 and running through Nov. 9. Those events will provide upperclassmen an opportunity to discuss their career plans with business representatives attending the Fairs.
Part of that process involves preparation for job internships and job interviews which require selfconfidence, an ‘elevator speech’, high quality resumes, and a professional ‘look’ for the competitive edge necessary to secure employment. While the Center offers counseling and training programs in those areas, it also operates The Treasures for Success Clothing Boutique which outfits students for the Fairs and internships. The Boutique offers a selection of ladies suits, trousers, skirts, jackets, dresses, shoes and accessories and men’s suits, shirts, ties and belts to Cheyney students.
According to Lisa Blount, CCPD’s Coordinator of Internships, “We provide business attire for men and women ranging from jackets to shoes and everything in between so that we can prepare our students for success.”
While the merchandise is free of charge for students in need of professional attire, the Boutique’s depleted stock needs new offerings leading up to the Fairs.
“We need donations of new or gently worn professional and business-casual suits, dresses, skirts, dress pants, jackets and blouses which are in very good condition and have been purchased in the last three to four years. We especially need women’s plus size clothing, accessories including jewelry, handbags, scarves and dress shoes-heels and flats. The Boutique also stocks men’s apparel including suits, jackets, trousers, shirts, ties and dress shoes, but really needs big/tall men’s sizes.”
The public can donate gently used, updated clothing and accessories to The Treasures for Success Clothing Boutique Monday through Friday by calling 610-399-2033 to schedule an appointment for drop off.
Kelvonn Hicks, a sophomore from Washington, D.C., looks over the inventory at the Treasures for Success Clothing Boutique.