UHD Community Invited to Suit Up: Sept. 22
By Sheryl E. Taylor
The old saying goes, “it only take one impression to make a first impression.”
Sponsored by UHD’s Main Career Development Center and the Marilyn Davies College of Business Career Center, the JCPenney Suit-Up event wants to help students, faculty, staff and alumni make a great impression. The event is slated 6-9 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22 at JCPenney in Meyerland Plaza Mall.
JCPenney Suit-Up event will help participants customize and finalize their professional look including:
- Free mini makeover with Sephora
- Professional headshots starting at $29.99 with JCP Portrait Studio
- Select men’s and women’s career apparel and shoes up to 60 percent off (with 30% Suit-Up coupon available at event. (UHD ID required.)
Participating students will also have the opportunity to receive makeovers (hair and makeup) for professional pictures.
“We’re excited about this partnership with JCPenney that provides our students, faculty, staff, and alumni an opportunity to purchase professional clothing at highly discounted prices to make an excellent first impression, whether for students with a job interview, or faculty and staff wanting to update their professional wardrobe or image,” said Dr. Kathy Knapp, director of the Main Career Development Center.
The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.
U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.