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First Impressions

Two students dressed in professional suits talking in a hallway

First Impressions provides Central Michigan University students with free professional attire for interviews, job fairs, and other professional events. This resource helps students make a positive first impression in both their classrooms and careers. All CMU students are eligible to request one professional outfit per semester.

First Impressions fittings

First Impressions is holding virtual and in-person appointments for the Fall Semester beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Schedule your appointment through Handshake (see instructions below) and meet with a Team Member via Microsoft Teams or in the store at your appointment time. When scheduling, add your detailed measurements for the best fit. During a virtual appointment, we will hand-select clothing pieces and prepare your personalized Style Bag to be picked up at the Career Development Center.


To schedule an appointment, please visit Handshake and login using your Global ID and password. Click on "Career Center" in the top right corner and select appointments. Select "First Impressions" and then "First Impressions" again.  Choose a day and time that works best for you to meet with a stylist and select an appointment medium (Microsoft Teams or First Impressions Store). Complete the questionnaire to provide your stylist with information about your size and clothing needs.

Virtual style bag pick up location

  • Career Development Center
  • Ronan Hall 240  
  • Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common questions. Email the First Impressions team at for answers to other questions.

Staff Advisor

Student Coordinators