So I got some weird feedback today...my college believes that for practicum and internship in child life, you have to wear pants and not skirts...I know you work in the hospital, but there are lots of specialists that wear skirts...I know one at CHLA who does. Apparently this comes down to me having to represent the school I am under, and they think skirts are not professional...the person told me that you have to fit some sort of child life professional mold. Im thinking...yeah but what if someone wears skirts for religious reasons..so I guess someone who does could never be a child life specialist? I go on to ask about interviewing and makeup, she goes, "Oh be yourself, if you do not wear makeup, then you do not have to for the interview." I'm thinking....what is this hypocritical statement here. Be yourself in lack of makeup, but do not be yourself in skirt versus pants...come on people! She explained that at all conferences that they all wear the same sort of outfit...Im thinking...what a bore! Why would I want to be as uncreative as that! Sorry everyone but once I have my job, I will probably go to a conference in a nice skirt or dress. Nothing too wild, but I BELIEVE THAT SKIRTS AND DRESSES CAN BE PROFESSIONAL. Those who do not believe this then...well...that is too narrow minded for me.