More than 350 FAMU Students Attend JC Penney Suit-Up Ahead of Spring Career Expo

January 25, 2022
JC Penny Suit-Up Event
More than 350 FAMU Students Attend JC Penney Suit-Up Ahead of Spring Career Expo

Students will have in-person and virtual interviews with recruiters from 180 entities Wednesday and Thursday.

More than 350 Florida A&M University students attended the JCPenney Suit Up Spring 2022, a prelude to the two-day spring Career & Internship Expo that begins on Wednesday.

Organizers offered students $3,600 worth of gift cards to cover the cost of suits and other apparel as they prepared for full-time jobs or internship interviews on Wednesday and Thursday.

“We had an awesome turnout of 362 students,” said Career & Professional Development Center Director Bill H. Means, Ed.D., who expressed thanks for the support of the University’s Senior Leadership for donating gift cards  

President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., who along with the Senior Leadership Team members donated gift cards to students, lauded Means, his staff and volunteers for the impressive way they organized the event.

“It was a pleasure to contribute and witness the students’ excitement and genuine appreciation,” Robinson said. “The digital process for selecting gift card recipients was innovative indeed.”

According to the Career & Professional Development Center, 180 entities – local, county, state and federal agencies, manufacturers, health care and financial service companies have registered to interview students for full time jobs and or internships. Companies will conduct in-person interviews at the Lawson Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and virtually via Handshake 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Students can register for sessions until the end of the event fair.