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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Get 'Styled for Success' at Montcalm Community College

Montcalm Community College hosts its first ever “Styled for Success” fashion show on Thursday, April 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. in rooms D303-305 in the Beatrice E. Doser Building on MCC’s Sidney Campus.

The fashion show portion of the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature faculty, staff and students walking the runway in clothing appropriate for a variety of professions – not just business attire!

MCC Career Advisor Amy Zdanowski, MCC Library Director Katie Arwood, and West Michigan Works have teamed up to create this fun, light-hearted community event. Throughout the evening, models will not only show off clothing for a variety of professions but will also be talking about communication in the workplace, interview tips, email etiquette, how to accessorize, resume tips and more.

Arwood is especially excited to have models show off clothing from resale and thrift shops in our area and highlight that clothing can be sustainable.

“Several of our models will be wearing an entirely thrifted outfit! You can find clothes that are appropriate for your field of work that are recycled and affordable right here in Montcalm County, and I think that’s so important to explain to our students and community,” she said.

Michele Evans with West Michigan Works will host three pop-up sessions between model groups to share important tidbits that job seekers and employees should know to gain employment and be considerate, professional employees.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle as a featured guest,” Zdanowski said. “She is a perfect fit for this event because not only is she a wonderful Talent Development Instructor, but she also has impeccable style.”

Evans will be available to talk with attendees before and after the fashion show portion of the event. West Michigan Works is a valuable resource for anyone beginning their journey toward a career as well as those who might be interested in a career change, furthering their education, exploring resume building opportunities and more.

“Our hope is that students walk away from the event with useful career advice and the know-how to start a career wardrobe without breaking the bank,” Zdanowski explained.

Attendees will receive a swag bag and enjoy refreshments throughout the evening. The fashion show is a kick-off event for the annual JCPenney Suit-Up event that takes place throughout the month of April. Students, faculty, and staff can order professional clothing from JCPenney for 30% off.

Visit montcalm.edu/events for more information about “Styled for Success” and the JCPenney Suit-Up event.


Media contact:
Shelly Springborn
Director of Communications and Public Relations