UTICA – Students at Mohawk Valley Community College are learning what it takes to look and act professional.
On Thursday the college hosted a Prepare for Success event for students inside the Information Technology Lobby. Students were able to shop for professional clothing, and it was all free – shirts, dresses, suits, ties and other items needed in the professional world.
Organizers say that this year they received double the amount of donations they usually do from the community and staff at MVCC.
Students say it will make a difference when it comes time to find a job.
“It's so nice that people are willing to donate their old clothes to help students that could be graduating and going onto the workforce, and I really appreciate anyone that does it,” said Shaina Faubert, an accounting student at MVCC. “I like to donate my clothes too, so it's just really helpful.”
There were also professionals on hand Thursday to give students advice on their resumes and careers.