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Dress Attire

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What should an IT student wear for college to prepare himself or herself for the real life of IT?

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Dress Attire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:12 pm

I would like to pose the question, what are the current dress codes that are required or preferred in the IT/DF work environments? As a 37 year old Marine Corps Veteran and a non traditional college student, I worry that I may be underdressing for my field by wearing jeans and a polo shirt, and over dressing by wearing khakis and a button up dress shirt. I see the younger guys wearing gym shorts and t-shirts to college but that just doesn't seem right? I would like to think that at college, you are not only going to school to earn a degree, but you also have a valuable opportunity to network with potential coworkers or bosses. Am I the one thinking wrong? So, I'm curious as to what the professionals wear to work daily? Thank you for the advice and I can't wait to see the responses! Idea  

Last edited by e4nzix on Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:20 am; edited 1 time in total

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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:09 pm

My workplace standard: polos and khakis

What I wear: black khakis and a dress shirt

IMHO, jeans are always too casual for a professional workplace. Khakis are the sweet spot.
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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:35 am

Wait - is the question "what should I wear to college"? If so, the only answer is surely "whatever the college allows"..?  

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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:41 am

Steve Jobs made a few $$ wearing Jeans and Polo
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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 6:31 am

- mscotgrove
Steve Jobs made a few $$ wearing Jeans and Polo

Was he not his own boss?

Slacks, dress shirt (button down, or not), tie optional.  

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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:20 am

When I was at uni: Jeans/shorts and hoodies/t-shirts

Work: Suit, no tie except if meeting external stakeholders  

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Re: Dress Attire

Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:15 am

I would say that it depends on what you want to do.

Usually (not only in college, and not only on workplace) you can choose between two adjectives:
  • inconspicuous
  • eye-catching
Choose the one that better reflects how you would like your attire to be described and dress accordingly (which of course is relative to your specific environment, or place where you live).

Compare (only loosely related) to tattoo's/piercings, etc. that also hints about "dressing codes":
www.forensicfocus.com/...ic/t=7008/

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