Berkeley College Professional Clothing Corner Helps Students and Alumni Embody Confidence as They Launch Their Careers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Contact: Kelly Depsee
Director, Communications and External Relations
973-200-1099
KME@BerkeleyCollege.edu
BERKELEY COLLEGE PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING CORNER
HELPS STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
EMBODY CONFIDENCE AS THEY LAUNCH THEIR CAREERS

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Photo Caption (L to R): Frandy Concepcion and Katherine Seferin, Berkeley College students from Paterson, NJ, recently utilized the Professional Clothing Corner at Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ, to find outfits for interviews and professional events. 

The Berkeley College community celebrated the reopening of its Professional Clothing Corner in Woodland Park, NJ, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. The resource offers new and gently used professional clothing – from suits and ties to other business attire – to students and alumni, at no cost. 

“While the workplace has become more informal for some since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers still expect candidates to be professionally dressed for an interview,” said Lynn Stamatelatos, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Career Services, Berkeley College. “The Professional Clothing Corner is another resource we can offer our students to help them build confidence and be successful.” 

The Berkeley College Office of Career Services is dedicated to assisting students in identifying and pursuing job and internship opportunities. The team of Career Services specialists offers a professional clothing resource at each Berkeley College campus in New Jersey and New York, in additional to resume-writing and interview preparation services. Berkeley graduates receive free career assistance. 

The Professional Clothing Corner was relocated to Berkeley College’s Renaissance Hall alongside other student resources, including the recently opened Berkeley College Foundation Food Pantry

“While Berkeley College has offered professional clothing in the past, today’s focus is to remind our students of this valuable resource at the Woodland Park campus,” said LaTysha Gaines, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ. 

Frandy Concepcion and Katherine Seferin, both Berkeley College students from Paterson, NJ, recently utilized the Professional Clothing Corner to find outfits for interviews and professional events. 

“The suit gave me a lot of confidence when I went for my interview,” said Concepcion, wearing a tan and black ensemble. 

Clothing is donated by Berkeley College employees, as well as by employers in the community at-large.

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Photo Captions: (Left, L to R) LaTysha Gaines, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College in Woodland Park, NJ; Kevin L. Luing, Board Chairman, Berkeley College; Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College; and Lynn Stamatelatos, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations and Career Services, Berkeley College, cut the ribbon on the Professional Clothing Corner in Woodland Park, NJ, on Wednesday, September 21, 2022. (Right, L to R) Recinos; Stamatelatos; students Katherine Seferin and Frandy Concepcion; Luing; and Gaines. 

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers Continuing Education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in New York City and in Newark, Woodbridge and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 4,000 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for nine consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2023 edition of the Best Colleges Survey. Berkeley College (NJ) was recognized among the Best Colleges in the region for social mobility for three consecutive years. The website address is http://www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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