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Columbia B-School Students Told to Get Haircuts, Use Anti-Perspirant

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Future corporate leaders of America, hit the showers! That's what Columbia Business School is telling its first-years going through corporate recruiting. Admins at the prestigious grad school sent out the below list of grooming and hygiene tips because: "It has come to our attention (through complaints from IBC board representing firms they are going to full time) that some of you may not have followed personal hygiene basics during recruiting events." Wow.

- Brush your teeth regularly, or have a mint/mouth refreshers before going to recruiting events (avoid chewing gums)
- Carry anti-perspirant with you if you are worried about sweating. Don’t wear too much cologne/perfume
- Carry a sewing mini-toolkit, in case your suit hems need an emergency sewing
- Professional haircuts
- No backpacks with you
- Men - no tacky cufflinks or watches (with no crazy patterns, silver is preferable to gold)
- Women - wear (preferably skin colored) hosiery and always carry an extra pair in your bag
- Women - if it rains, do not show up in rain boots, no matter how cute you think they are
· Columbia b-school students need personal hygiene help [Gothamist]