On the heels of a successful spring event, Rogers State University will again join JC Penney and surrounding institutions to offer extensive discounts on men’s and women’s professional dress clothing to local students.
The Suit Up event will be held from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, at the Penney’s location in Promenade Mall, 4101 S. Yale Ave. in Tulsa.
JC Penney is offering students from RSU and other participating schools an extra 40 percent discount on select dress brands like J. Ferrar, Stafford, Liz Claiborne and more. The offers are also available to RSU faculty and staff members as well as alumni, said Calli Knight, coordinator of RSU’s Career Services office.
All students, alumni faculty, and staff who are interested in the event must bring their RSU I.D. and check in at the RSU table upon arrival.
Sherrie Sherrick, an RSU psychology senior from Claremore, took advantage of the event last year and found the opportunity beneficial.
“I am grateful to JC Penney and RSU for pairing up to offer students this discount,” Sherrick said. “I feel as if I have the professional wardrobe I need to be successful in finding a position in my chosen field of employment.”
There will be a variety of dress styles and sizes including juniors for women and big and tall sizes for men. JC Penney will have additional staff members available for sizing, measurements, and questions. For those who can’t find their size in store, the 40 percent discount coupon applies for online purchases as well.
Other participating institutions include: Oral Roberts University, Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma State University – Tulsa and Stillwater, University of Oklahoma Tulsa, University of Tulsa, Northeastern State University, and Langston University Tulsa.
Knight also organizes a program at RSU called the Career Closet, which enables students to pick and choose from a variety of professional dress clothing styles for free.
For more information regarding Suit Up or the RSU Career Closet, contact Knight at 918-343-7864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.