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University of Redlands students and alumni ‘Suit Up’

University of Redlands, U of R

The University’s Office of Career and Professional Development partners with JCPenney to assist career seekers

Redlands, Ca. — The Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) at the University of Redlands is partnering with JCPenney, and the local community, to help “Suit Up” students and alumni with professional attire this Sunday at the JCPenney Redlands Town Center location.

“Everyday, OCPD helps students and alumni with the tools and skills needed to navigate their future careers,” said Kelly Dries, OCPD executive director. “We know the importance of professional attire, and we also know that financial constraints can put it out of reach. This event makes career dress apparel, shoes, and accessories more attainable through a substantial discount from JCPenney and through those who help with donations to fund assistance for students and alumni demonstrating financial need.”

The University has started a crowd funding site with the goal to generate funds to assist students who attend the event. Those interested in supporting can visit or click here to donate.

In addition to shopping for career apparel, students and alumni can receive a free mini makeover at Sephora (inside the store), a free hair consultation in the JCPenney Salon, and take specially priced professional headshots at JCPenney Portraits. U of R students interested in attending can register at and alumni can register at

The University of Redlands Office of Career and Professional Development offers comprehensive resources and programs to students and alumni. To learn more, visit

About University of Redlands

The University of Redlands is a private, nonprofit university that connects students to a world of opportunity, geared toward their passions and potential. With campuses across California, the University offers more than 40 undergraduate programs, as well as 23 graduate programs in business, education, theology, communication sciences and disorders, geographic information systems, and music—blending liberal arts and professional programs, applied and theoretical study, traditional majors and self-designed curricula. See

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