Navigating Your Career, In Style, was the title of a session we held on Tuesday at Vayner Media, specifically for their summer interns. This group is just finishing up their 10 week internship at the company and most of them will be heading back to their colleges and universities to start their senior year. What a fabulous group of young adults! They were polite, engaged, interested and inquisitive!
During this session we talked about research that shows how your wardrobe choices affect how others perceive you, and how you perceive yourself. We showcased some powerful data that proves the important role that image can play in your career success. We also talked a bit about the changing corporate landscape and and how to interpret different dress codes. We felt this was an important conversation to have since this group spent a summer at Vayner which is very much in the ‘almost anything goes’ space. These interns could end up working at Vayner right out of college, but many of them will be exploring and considering other industries and companies who may not have such a liberal approach to dress.
We had a robust conversation about the power of color, and how to think strategically about color when choosing your look for different situations. Lastly we talked about how to budget and to start building a work appropriate wardrobe (and where to save and where to splurge). I only wish we had more time, we can talk about this stuff forever!
A huge thank you to Vayner for having us and to the interns for being such a great group!
We really enjoyed this session and received some great feedback from the attendees. This reinforces our belief that we have content that is tailor-made for soon to be grads (and obviously interns). We're excited to be working with more colleges and universities this year and impacting the careers and lives of these rockstar students! Want us to work with your school, too? Just reach out!