Ivy Tech Northeast’s African American Male Initiative to host fashion show, presents tips for landing a career

In an effort to help young black men learn the best tricks and secrets to apply for and launch their careers, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s African American Male Initiative is hosting Thrift Shop to Top Shop from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the gymnasium in the Student Life Center on North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive.

The event will include a variety of lessons, including how to tie a tie and polish their image for interviews. It will also feature a fashion show of job interview-appropriate menswear.

“Students graduate and they have the academic skill sets, but oftentimes, some still miss out because of the softer skill sets,” said Clifford Clarke, executive director of Computer and Technology Services. “Helping the students brush up on the softer skill sets allows us to present a more well-rounded career candidate.”

Thrift Shop to Top Shop is sponsored by the African American Male Initiative, Student Government, the Student Leadership Academy, Career Services, and other local vendors. Cost is $5 or free for anyone with a student ID from any college or university.

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