What to Wear: Job or Internship

So, you’ve officially landed that internship you wanted – congratulations! This is an important stage in your college career. Being that internships are often the first time students are exposed to a professional setting, it can get a bit confusing figuring out what to wear. This is an important time to make a great impression, so we put together this guide on how to dress for your internship so you can step into the office feeling confident!

textbooks

Business Formal

internship

It’s not common for businesses to require a business formal outfit these days, but it does happen. Typically, business formal outfits are worn in industries like finance, or during meetings and presentations. If your company requires this type of dress code, here’s what you need to know:

Women

  • Dark matching dress suit – either a skirt or pants are fine
  • Closed-toe heels or flats
  • Button-down shirt or a blouse underneath the suit jacket

Men

  • Dark matching suit
  • Dress shirt
  • A plain tie
  • Dark leather dress shoes

 

Business Casual

internship

Business casual is the most common dress code for businesses. While the name suggests it’s casual, you’ll still want to have a clean look and steer clear of jeans and sneakers. With business casual, you have more freedom to mix and match patterns and colors than you do with business formal.

Women

  • Dress pants, dark pants, skirts, or dresses
  • Blouses or button-down shirts
  • Blazers or cardigans
  • Flats or heels

Men

  • Dress pants or khakis
  • Button-down shirt
  • Loafers or dress shoes

 

Casual

internship

Many companies, especially start-ups, are becoming more laid back with their dress codes. If your internship allows you to dress casual, we suggest paying careful attention to what others in the company are wearing. However as a basic rule, you’ll still want to look well kept and modest (no lounge wear!).

Women

  • Blouse or sweater
  • Jeans (preferably dark-washed) or dark pants
  • Flats or clean sneakers

Men

  • Polo, button-down shirt, or sweater
  • Khakis or jeans (dark-washed)
  • Clean sneakers or loafers

textbooks

With this guide in mind, you’re sure to make a lasting impression at your new internship. Have any more questions? Comment below or shoot us a tweet! #Internship

CJ_RelatedArticles_Seperator

CJ_RelatedArticlesStrip

CJ_Wear_Library

CJ_Wear_Gym

1

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  1. Debbie Engle says:

    I really appreciate you gathering all this information for students. Thank you very much.

Popular Articles
5 Study Methods That Aren’t Just Re-Reading Your Notes

5 Study Methods That Aren’t Just Re-Reading Your Notes
04.02.19

Do you ever sit down for a study session, but can't figure out how to dive in? That leaves a lot of us simply re-reading our Read More…
How to Deal When There’s Too Much on Your Plate

How to Deal When There’s Too Much on Your Plate
04.01.19

Exams, papers, projects, internships...There's so much to do, and (sometimes) so little time. When you feel like you're drowning in work and responsibilities, it's not long before you Read More…
Understanding Office Dress Codes

Understanding Office Dress Codes
06.28.18

Starting a new job comes with quite a few uncertainties. Will you work well with your new team? Are your projects going to be fulfilling? What Read More…
10 Things to Do During Your Study Break

10 Things to Do During Your Study Break
04.01.19

Put down the books and take a break from studying. No, really...We're serious! Taking about 10-15 minutes to de-stress for every hour you study is much-needed. Read More…
Twitter
The College Juice © 2019