Fun and Fashion Sense: Part-Time MBA Students Suit Up for Success

By Julia Sprague
Suiting up for success, one career advancement strategy for Berkeley EWMBA students

In the Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program, Career Services supports students with personalized advising, networking opportunities, and tools for job search success. 

Part-time MBA student leadership saw an additional opportunity: sharing guidance on suiting up for interviews and networking events, while engaging in a little fun and networking in the process.

This led to a dress-for-success event that brought 50 students together for a Banana Republic fashion show—with student models rocking the runway and the clothier's stylists sharing tips.

"We wanted to make people aware that dressing for success is as important as having a great resume," says event organizer EWMBA Association Co-Career VP Richa Gujarati.

"Fashion is a critical component of the brand we present," agrees Gujarati's co-VP Susan Hsieh. "Whether one chooses to go business casual, hipster, or black-tie formal, it’s important to pay special attention to how clothes make the man and woman."

Getting ready to rock the runway in a Berkeley MBA dress-for-success event

 Didn't expect to find fashion shows as part of your MBA experience? Take a peek at what else you'll find as part of this dynamic community.

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Julia Sprague
Julia is Associate Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA Programs for Working Professionals. She hopes these blog posts provide you with more personal insight into the Berkeley-Haas and Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA program experience.