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TSU And Target Get Fleek With Fashion!

Written by on September 2, 2023

By Bradley Clark

Whether you’re a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior here at Texas Southern University, it is inevitable that you will have to do a job interview in your journey towards success. The idea of doing an interview, especially for those on the hunt for a job, may be stressful. The beautiful thing however, is that you don’t have to feel this way. 

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Target and TSU teamed up, holding a fashion show in the Ernest S. Sterling Student Life Center to show students how they can dress to impress during job interviews and bring the essence of HBCU culture to any corporate setting. 

Simone Spears,  lead campus relationship business partner with Target, hopes that events like this bolster the confidence HBCU students will have when they enter into the interviewing process. 

“I hope they were able to get an idea of what to wear at an interview, and to feel confident, and to have the attire that supports what we like to call the next future generation of our workforce, ” Spears said. 

Simone Spears, Target campus business partner

Much like Spears, Javion Cox, this year’s Mister TSU and senior student, feels like this event will enrich students in a positive way. 

“I think it means growth for Texas Southern University as well as opportunities for students,
Cox said. “It’s awesome to see such a major retail brand reach out to partner with HBCUs, pushing our narrative of professionalism and positivity.”

While confidence and growth were primary themes of Thursday’s events, SGA President Zqualeus Haynes would describe the fashion show with a different word: innovation. 

“I believe by partnering with Target and having a fashion show to keep with up to date trends on what you can and cannot wear in corporate America, I think that was very innovative,” Haynes said. 

Haynes elaborated further on this point, explaining how he believes that innovation and thinking outside the box will positively impact the next generation. 

“It’s a new era, a new generation, and I think that events like this are going to the people,” Haynes said. “We are not just sitting behind, putting graphics on flyers, or conducting the same old business routes, but actually figuring out how to get to the student body.”

He finished off his statement with a word of wisdom to both students who attended the fashion show and those aspiring to enter the corporate world. 

  “Always remain professional even when you’re tempted to not be professional,” Haynes said. “You never know who you’re going to be around and who is watching you”.