CDS recommends following two basic categories of professional attire: business professional or business casual. Business professional is the more formal of the two and most commonly worn in recruiting situations. When less formal attire is preferred, use the business casual guidelines.


Women's Business Professional

  • A suit in a dark color like black, gray or navy. Solid or fine pinstripe. Skirt suits should be no shorter than two inches above the knee.
  • Blouse or dress shirt.
  • Mid-heel, closed-toe dress shoes and hose.
  • Minimal jewelry, perfume, and makeup.

Men's Business Professional

  • A suit in a dark color like black, gray or navy. Solid or pinstripe.
  • Long-sleeve, button-down shirt and a tie.
  • Black or dark brown dress shoes with dark socks that complement your suit.
  • Minimal jewelry and cologne. 

Women's Business Casual

  • Skirt or pressed slacks.
  • Blouse or sweater.
  • Low-heeled professional shoes.
  • A jacket is optional.

Men's Business Casual

  • Neat slacks or trousers.
  • Button-down, tucked-in shirt.
  • Professional shoes.
  • A jacket is optional. 
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