I work for BYU. The department I work for is hiring to fill a few positions.
I have been able to observe students submit applications and am amazed at their appearances. I have been amazed not a single person has submitted their applications while being professionally dressed.
T-shirts and jeans just don’t cut it.
While I have no say in the hiring process, I can’t believe anyone would go to their future employers office dressed like they just got out of the gym.
Whatever happened to a nice suit and tie or blouse and skirt?
You can only make one first impression and casual day-to-day clothes just don’t cut it.
BYU is a business environment like any other corporation. No one expecting to get hired would show up in casual clothes.
As a silent observer, I would like to say to all those students looking for jobs, step it up.
Even if you are just turning in an application: you might get an on-the-spot interview.
You can only make one first impression with your future boss.