Letters to the Editor
The Great Debate: What to Wear
Last issue’s cover image—of a Smith School undergraduate student dressed for
a job interview—drew a few comments from alumni who felt that the student was not
wearing appropriate office attire. That sparked some discussion in the Smith Business
office about generational differences in our sense of what to wear. What do you
wear to job interviews? Go to the Smith School’s
Facebook page and weigh in.
I am writing to register my dismay and disappointment with the cover photo….
As a Maryland graduate, an attorney and a person who is now in the position to hire,
I can assure you I would never hire anyone who did not have sense enough to wear
a skirt that didn't ride up to mid-thigh (on top of bare legs and open-toe shoes).
… She may even be smart, but this is the real world and in the real world, NO ONE
takes anyone dressed like that seriously.
Loretta M. Murphy
Just curious — Is the picture on the front of Smith Business an example of how
a person should or should not dress for an interview?
On the bottom of page 22 of the Spring 2012 issue of Smith Business is a picture
of someone holding a University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business padfolio.
How can I get one? I am an alumni living in Florida and I would really like to have
Jacqueline M. Johns '88
Jacqueline —Visit www.thesmithstore.com for the padfolio and other fun Smith-branded
products. The Smith Store is run by undergraduates, who get a chance to manage every
aspect of the business.