A former fashion writer for Self, Mademoiselle and The New York Times, Carnegie Mellon University Ph.D. candidate Deirdre Clemente's two-part lecture mixes history and humor to assist students in making a strong first impression on employers. She begins with a short presentation on how college students' leisure-focused lifestyle spawned such trends as tennis shoes, jeans, sports coats and khaki pants, and then examines the "seven deadly sins" college students should avoid when dressing for a job interview.
Founded in 1900 by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is renowned for its programs in science, technology, drama, architecture, and business. Comprised of seven schools, including the Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Institute of Technology, CMU offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees. As a leading research institution, CMU works with many companies such as Intel and the Department of Defense to provide cutting-edge technological innovations used in real-world applications. Notable alumni include Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar, and Nobel Laureate John Nash.