Career Services officials are partnering with J.C. Penney to give students discounted clothing.
They are hosting “Suit Up,” a shopping event from 6:30-10 p.m. April 23 at the J.C. Penney in Quail Springs Mall, 2501 W. Memorial Road.
J.C. Penney will open its doors after the mall closes. Anybody with an OCU ID, including alumni and staff, is welcome to shop with 40 percent off storewide, except on Sephora products.
The event sounds exciting, said Emily Nelson, acting freshman.
“I don’t ever really shop at J.C. Penney, but I’d totally go and check it out because it seems like such a fun idea,” Nelson said.
OCU is sharing the event with Oklahoma Christian University, but no other customers will be allowed to attend.
The event is a great opportunity for all students, said Amelia Hurt, director of Career Services.
“It’s another way for them to get prepared for professional opportunities, whether that be going to auditions, doing internships, especially for graduating seniors to kind of get a little bit of that business wardrobe established,” Hurt said.
J.C. Penney will order new stock and a couple of new lines for the event.
If students want to pre-register for Suit Up, they can email Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those who pre-register will be entered to win J.C. Penney gift cards, ranging from $25 to $200, to use at the event.
Amanda Dolph, music theater junior, said she’s excited for the event.
“Thank you, OCU, for giving me a reason to go shopping,” she said.