“I coach students how to present. Just like in theater, the costume conveys who you are. The same goes for the business world, the people are your audience. Within a few seconds these people see you and your future. You have to be aware of the person on the other side of the conversation. Try to match and/or accelerate their level of formality. Students should always be aware.”
Dougan at the 9th Annual Warhawk Business Plan Competition on April 6th, 2016.
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Ryan Barnard, Senior, Finance
“You need to dress well to look professional. If you want to be a professional, it is important that you dress like one.”
Barnard before his job interview with Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial at the Richard L. Bailey Interview center.
Abdallah Jiffry, Junior, Marketing Major
“It’s important to dress in full suit as apposed to business casual. It gives potential employers and other professionals a good impression. By dressing well you’re showing employers or speakers your time and respect. If you took the time to look presentable for those in your presence, they’ll recognize that.”
Jiffry when attending AMA’s Business to Business Marketing certificate event on 2/23.