JCPenney Suit Up event and Career Expo set

Marshall University’s Office of Career Education and JCPenney at the Huntington Mall are teaming up to offer JCPenney Suit Up from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Huntington Mall — just in time for the Career Expo, which Marshall’s Office of Career Education is hosting Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Memorial Student Center, featuring over 100 companies that are looking for job applicants.

The JCPenney Suit Up event provides Marshall students, faculty and staff with a 30% discount on business attire purchased during the event, including an additional 30% off discount on sale-priced professional wear. Staff members from the Office of Career Education and store employees will be on hand to offer insights into the latest career fashion trends, as well as the basics of appropriate business dress.

“At the inaugural event, our students saved over $7,000 and walked away with great business attire,” said Jennifer Brown, Career Education’s assistant director for student engagement and marketing. “We chose this date because it’s right before the Career Expo on campus. Confidence is key when networking or conducting a job interview. We are proud to partner with JCPenney and help students dress for success.”

A few days later, Marshall’s Office of Career Education will host a Career Expo, planned for 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Memorial Student Center.  Over 130 companies—50 that are coming for the first time–will be on campus to hire for internships and full-time positions. The office also is hosting an Etiquette Dinner from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 25, in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center.

“Recognizing that career development is a lifelong process, the mission of the Office of Career Education is to educate and support students as they explore and further understand themselves and career options, gain valuable experience, develop as professionals and launch their post-graduation career plans,” Brown said.

For more information about Marshall’s Office of Career Education, its services and events, visit or contact Brown at