I know post-secondary institutions tend to blend the line between higher education and corporatization, but this ad I got from the York Alumni Office is particularly disgusting, just in its blatant disregard for impartiality:
Register Now: Fashion Savvy plus 25% off at Banana Republic
Step 1: Fashion Savvy. This is the first event in The Real Life Series: Six Steps to Social Savvy.
York grad Tamara Glick (MBA ’03) will help you find your fashion savvy using models to illustrate the finer points of putting together killer office-appropriate outfits. You’ll learn the five levels of corporate dress for men and women, from formal corporate to smart casual, get a 25% discount at Banana Republic and enjoy wine and cheese! Space is limited, register early.
Tuesday, Oct. 27 6-9pm
Banana Republic (80 Bloor St. W)
Cost: $10 per person
What the hell is this? It even takes place in a Banana Republic! They’re not even trying to pass it off as anything other than a cheap commercial – and you have to pay $10 to be advertised to!