The holiday season is upon us, and with those tidings of joy come the headaches associated with gift giving. Your student may have finished shopping for friends and family, but chances are you haven’t finished shopping for your student. If you are having a difficult time trying to come with a gift for the college student in your life, we’re here to help. Here are some great gift ideas to show your SUNY student how much you care!
- Professional Clothing – It’s never too early to begin thinking about professional attire for those in college. Whether you just need a few key pieces or an entire wardrobe, at this time of year clothing retailers offer great discounts on items like suits, ties, and dresses. Many of the items for sale during the winter can also be worn year-round, so make sure whatever you buy is also durable and comfortable enough for the warmer months. When looking for wardrobe staples, it is also a good idea to invest in a good piece of jewelry, like a watch. It will help you not only get to where you need to be on time, but help make a great first impression during an interview. Nothing says “college student” more than whipping out your cell phone to check the time. Before handing over your credit card, look for guidelines on appropriate work wear from professional sites suited to your industry or guidelines posted directly from your school. SUNY Maritime offers some helpful advice for dressing for interviews.