As a soon to be senior at Gonzaga, my weekly planner regularly contains meetings with my professors. These meetings are set up to talk about my class work, internship opportunities, career planning and letters of recommendations. I feel lucky to go to a school that places such high importance on student-faculty relationships. Beyond being more successful in the classroom, building these relationships with your professors is something that may help you in the future; you never know who might recommend you for an amazing job post-graduation.
When I meet with my professors, I always keep in mind my attire. Not only are you communicating your personal commitment to your studies and future, but you are also aiming at to make a good impression. It is important build an image and present yourself in a professional manner. This Fashionisto’s look was spot-on what to wear for this occasion. He found that perfect balance between formal and casual. His outfit is comfortable enough for sitting through classes, yet polished in order to make a good impression.
Recreating this Fashionisto’s look is simple. Start with a button-down gingham shirt, like this one from J.Crew. Then, slip into a pair of dark washed jeans. Dark wash is king in creating a balance between formal and casual due to their dressier appearance. Honestly Fashionistos, a nice pair of dark wash jeans is a must-have. While considering kicks, try to avoid those ratty sneakers you wear everyday. Polish off your look with a fresh pair of Clarks. They are the perfect compromise between sneakers and oxfords; plus, this Fashionisto said they are his most comfortable shoes!
One Simple Change: After meeting with your professor and you have a letter of recommendation in hand, you’ll be sure to land an internship! Don a casual sport jacket over this look for a day on the job.