UNCW’S Business Fashion

by March 23, 2015

As Mosley Performance Learning Center continues to transform into the premier career readiness academy for the region, the school will host two dynamic programs on the same day designed to give their students a competitive edge in the workplace. First, a Career Day will be held on March 27, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. Later in the afternoon, Mosley students will participate in the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) “Sink, Swim or Suit Up with the Sharks” career fashion show at 12:15 p.m. in the Warwick Center Ballroom.
“These programs are excellent educational events for our students and they are a part of our mission as the new career readiness center in the area. We’re excited about partnering with UNCW and area businesses to create career opportunities for Mosley students,” Principal Adrian Pearson said.


Friday, March 27, 2015; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Guest speakers include:
Steve Schnitzler – CEO, Port City Java
Brittany Davis – Art Institute of Technology
Brian Weeks – Cape Fear Community College, College & Career Promise
Joseph Latterner – Clinician/Rap Lab & Beat Maker & Lecturer, UNC Chapel Hill
College of Wilmington – Cosmetology Department
Cape Fear Community College – Nursing Department


Mosley is collaborating with UNCW’s Communications Studies Department to teach students about proper interview etiquette and attire. This partnership will connect Mosley students with the UNCW campus through actively involving the younger students as they are shown how to transition into professional settings. The event’s theme, “Suit Up and Swim with the Sharks,” modeled after the ABC hit show “Shark Tank” will provide students with the opportunity to learn how to dress for success and how to effectively communicate their experiences to potential employers.
The event takes place on Friday, March, 27, 2015, at 12:15 p.m., in Warwick Center Ballroom on the UNCW campus.
The fashion show uses current Communication Studies majors as talent for the runway and an educational skit. UNCW students will act, direct, film, edit and produce the skit that will air throughout the show. The student models will walk the runway donning professional attire from Belk at Independence Mall and White House/Black Market, while audience members learn tips on how to be successful during interviews.
“The competition for jobs is tough, so first impressions are key. We want to help students learn how to communicate more professionally through their attire and how to carry themselves,” said Amanda Kluttz, a UNCW student fashion show coordinator. “We want to show students how to package themselves so that an employer would want to make an investment in them.” •

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