Eligibility & Criteria

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The Suit Yourself program is open to current students at the University of Memphis who:

  • Are currently enrolled at the University of Memphis with a minimum of six (6) credit hours.
  • Are Pell-eligible and/or have a demonstrated financial need (demonstrated financial need includes students who are Pell grant-eligible or who are experiencing a financial hardship that would present a significant challenge in obtaining appropriate professional attire).
  • Plans to participate in an upcoming job interview, career fair or internship.
  • Available to attend a JCPenney in-store shopping experience.


Students must:

  • Criteria #1: 2019-2020 application coming soon
  • Criteria #2: Upload an approved resume by Career Services or the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center to TigerLink powered by Handshake profile
  • Criteria #3: Faculty/staff recommendation
  • Criteria #4: Attend one or more on‐campus Leadership/Professional Development Workshops. Forms with staff signatures should be submitted to Career Services, 400 Wilder Tower.

Selected students may be required to attend a Suit Yourself Program Orientation.  Information regarding this will be provided in the acceptance letter.