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You don't have to be a face in the crowd. At The W, our small classes mean you will get the attention you deserve. You'll be part of the family! We consistently rank as one of the best public universities in the Southeast according to U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly. But a great university experience doesn't have to be expensive! We also have one of the lowest tuition rates in the region.

How The W makes college affordable

Dress for Success: What to wear for an interview

What to wearWhat you wear to a job interview is just as important as what you say. Here are some tips on how to dress for a job interview.

When in doubt, be conservative.  You want to show good taste and professional demeanor.

 

 

Business ManFor men:
Dress shoes or loafers.  Dark socks.
Long-sleeved dress shirt, with a conservative tie.
Dark or gray pants, with a belt that is appropriate for the pants.
A sports coat if you have one.
Say “No” to T-shirts, polos, jeans, caps, and most of your college attire.  You want to look the part.
Be sure your nails and hair are trimmed and neat.  Look like you’re ready for the job!

 

 

 

Business WomanFor women:
Closed-toed shoes or short heels with neutral hose.  Avoid sandals and overly-high heels.  They don’t look professional.
Tailored skirt or pants, with a matching jacket.
Tailored blouse appropriate to the suit.
Manicured nails, with no wild nail colors. Avoid overly dramatic makeup.
Conservative jewelry. 
Avoid perfume.  Some people are allergic.
Select a conservative handbag.
Be sure your hair is neat and styled.
Say “no” to short skirts, capris, low-cut blouses, wild prints, and really trendy looks.  You want to communicate professionalism. 

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Columbus Welcomes You

The town, which sits on the banks of the Tombigbee River, is widely recognized for its historic character. It is home to three National Register Districts and is nationally prominent for its annual Spring Pilgrimage, an award-winning event that showcases homes dating to the 1800s.

Columbus also has a rich literary heritage, both as the birthplace of noted playwright Tennessee Williams and its connection to Pulitzer-Prize winning author Eudora Welty, who attended The W. You'll be immersed in history and culture.

Nearby downtown has plenty to offer, with restaurants, boutiques, antique galleries, and the Rosenzweig Arts Center. Within walking distance of campus, downtown is a place to explore and enjoy.

 

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