TCU helps students dress for success with a free business attire pop-up shop


TCU’s first ever business attire pop-up shop in the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium

By Lucy Puente, Staff Writer

Nearly 250 students picked out a professional outfit on Monday during TCU’s first business attire pop-up shop.

Sponsored by TCU Student Support Services, students “shopped” at the Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium for an outfit suitable for a job interview or work. The shop will open to students again on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“There is an assumption that TCU students are not in-need because TCU is a private university, but that could not be further from the truth,” said Jowelle Mitchell, the assistant director of STEM and Health Sciences TCU TRIO Student Support Services.

The event is meant to make sure students are prepared for the Sept. 21 career fair.

The pop-up shop includes accessories like shoes and ties. (Photo/ Lucy Puente)

After three months of planning, over 700 articles of men’s and women’s clothing were donated  by the TCU community, campus partners and the TCU faculty.

Staff across multiple departments ranging from the Neeley School of Business to facilities donated clothing and accessories.

“The purpose of this event is to shine a light on the reality of student’s lives,” Mitchell said.

The checkout station includes flyers about career opportunities. ( Lucy Puente/Staff Writer)

“When we had the idea we just thought ‘Let’s do it!’ and the planning began,” she said.

Mitchell said, “We want to prepare students for not only their interviews but how to look good and feel good. Of course, you can’t just go in sweat pants.”

When entering the pop-ip shop, there are tips posted on large boards to assist students with networking, resumes and interviewing.

The pop-up shop is also equipped with dressing rooms so students can try on their outfits before taking them home.

At the checkout, students are able to pick up a flyer containing information about consultants for their desired career paths.