How to Dress for Class
The Travel Academy expect all of our students to dress and act professional, therefore you must look the part as well. Please view the remainder of this page for tips and rules about our dress code.
Most Travel Industry careers are very strict about what they will allow their employees to wear. Many companies require their employees to wear the uniforms provided and no other. They are very strict about it as well. You may easily be written up for not following the uniform standards provided by your employer. It is very important for you to get used to wearing what you might not want to, and during our class is a perfect time.
By NO means do you need to go shopping and buy a new wardrobe for our classes. We expect our students to dress business casual, however, we DO NOT permit jeans, sweatpants, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies or tennis shoes. There will be days where casual wear will be allowed per your instructors allowance. All students will need to bring an interviewing suit with them to class or purchase one once you arrive. The Mall of America has many stores where you can purchase interviewing suits. A main focus of our curriculum is career developement and as companies come to The Travel Academy to interview students, you must be prepared. Please view How to Dress for an Interview for more ideas on your interviewing suit.
For a professional appearance and interviewing purposes we highly recommend ladies to bring a black pair of 2-3 inch heels that are closed toe and are NOT sling backs.
The Travel Academy will not force any student to remove any unusual facial peircings but we are here to inform you that this industry does not allow them. If you have gaged your earlobes or have nose, eyebrow, lip or any other pierced area that is visual with your clothing on, then you may want to consider removing those peircings before attending The Travel Academy or while attending.
Tattoos can easily be covered up by clothing but if you have a tattoo in places such as your hands, neck, arms, legs and they are not covered by your clothing, we can easily find solutions for you to cover them before you begin your application and interview processes with Travel Companies. If you are considering a NEW tattoo before you attend The Travel Academy you might want to reconsider if they will be visable with your clothing on.