SGA to help students dress for success

The Student Government Association (SGA) will be opening the “Dress for Success Clothing Closet” in the Smith University Center for students to have access to professional and semi-professional clothing.

The “Clothing Closet” will be available for students to check out clothes, for free, to use as needed for interviews, internships or in the workplace.

Tymoshio Robinson, the newly elected president of SGA, said this is a viable resource for students.

“We knew that we wanted to provide a means to help students expand their professional horizons,” Robinson said.

While FMU has an active business program, students sometimes have difficulty affording professional clothing for interviews, internships and in the workplace.

Kendria Mason, the current SGA president, has been working on this project for a while. She wanted to provide students with the best chance to be successful in their careers.

“SGA’s goal is to provide students with access to professional attire that would help them secure opportunities at FMU and outside of FMU,” Mason said.

Mason dedicated her presidency to this cause and helping FMU students wherever she could.

Robinson said the Career Readiness Week, as well as the “Clothing Closet,” will be beneficial for students. The highlight of the Career Readiness Week was Entrepreneurship 101, which was held from 5:00-6:15 p.m. on March 10 in the Lee Nursing Building Auditorium.

Scott Dell, assistant professor of accounting, brought experts to talk about entrepreneurship.

“Dr. Dell is an extremely accomplished and talented accounting professional,” Robinson said. “I believe this event will be successful, as his guests, people who work in the business world, are extremely accomplished in their fields and they will be able to add insight to the information Dr. Dell will be providing.”

Mason said with the SGA providing this valuable resource openly to students, FMU is preparing them for the workforce.

“We don’t want students to feel like they can’t obtain life-changing experiences because of what they lack,” Mason said. “We want to offer them a resource that they could use.”

The SGA “Clothing Closet” has not yet set a date for when it will open, but students can be on the lookout by following SGA on Instagram @francismarionsga.