Ashford University Hosts Dress Code Event to Prepare Veterans to Enter the Civilian Workforce
Female veterans in San Diego were given assistance with searching for jobs, writing resumes, and selecting a professional wardrobe
Ashford University found a unique way to honor San Diego’s service members this Veterans Day by hosting the Dress Code event at the University’s headquarters in Kearny Mesa. The event, held on Saturday, Nov. 14, was intended to help women who are veterans enter the civilian workforce with confidence. More than 50 veterans participated in the event.
At the Dress Code event, female veterans were given a chance to select free clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories to create a professional wardrobe that will help them make a strong first impression during job interviews. Personal shoppers were on hand to assist the veterans with wardrobe selections.
In addition, the Dress Code event provided the veterans with tools to help them locate and land civilian job prospects. Tamara Small, career services manager at Ashford University, led a workshop on writing effective resumes and best practices for job searches. Afterward, Small offered the veterans personalized assistance in their individual job searches.
A team of volunteers from Ashford staffed the event. Ashford staff and faculty also donated many of the clothes and accessories that were available to the veterans during the Dress Code event.
The Dress Code was presented in collaboration with CalVet, VetFund, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2-1-1 San Diego, One San Diego, and the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center at Balboa Park. This was the first Dress Code event held in San Diego.
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