Frequently Asked Questions about First Impressions
How much does First Impressions clothing cost?
Nothing! First Impressions clothing is absolutely free. Fill out an application to request professional attire, and First Impressions will help you select the right clothing for your professional event at no cost to you.
When do I have to return the clothing?
Never! After you receive clothing from First Impressions, it is yours to keep. First Impressions does hope that students will pay-it-forward and become future First Impressions donors, but there is no requirement to return any clothing from First Impressions.
What kind of clothing does First Impressions have?
The First Impressions store has a wide variety of clothing, types of dress, and sizes. There are suits, jackets, blazers, shirts, blouses, skirts, pants, ties, shoes, scarves, and accessories. As we are dedicated to helping all students make a good first impression, if a student has concerns that First Impressions may not carry a particular item that they need, the student is encouraged to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who is eligible for First Impressions clothing?
ALL CMU students are eligible to receive First Impressions clothing. First Impressions is not need-based, but does ask for a brief explanation of why you need First Impressions clothing for an event.
Does First Impressions help with interview preparation?
The Career Development Center offers mock interviews for students and alumni. You can learn more about mock interviews and other services on the Career Development Center website.
Does First Impressions help with resumes and cover letters?
The Career Development Center helps students and alumni with all resume and cover letter questions. You can learn more about resume and cover letter services on the Career Development Center website.