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OBA 2024 STUDENT PACKING LIST

Business Attire:

Students are expected to wear business attire for multiple occasions throughout the week. On Wednesday, they'll participate in mock interviews, headshots and attend an etiquette dinner. On Friday, they will present to a panel of judges. Business attire is recommended for these events including blazers, slacks, skirts, and sports jackets. Students are advised to complement their look with ties, belts, accessories, and suitable professional shoes.

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Comfortable Clothing:
  • Casual attire for downtime and activities

  • Comfortable pants, jeans, or shorts

  • T-shirts, blouses, or casual shirts

  • Sweater or light jacket for cooler evenings

  • Pajamas

There are opportunities to use the recreation center, so pack accordingly.

 

Personal Care Items:
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)

  • Hair styling products and tools

  • Shower shoes

  • Medications (if required)

  • Sunscreen

  • Hangars

  • Shampoo and soap

  • Kleenex

  • Alarm clock (cell phone or otherwise)

 

Dorm Room:

OBA is paying for “basic linen service” for all attendees. This includes a pillow, pillowcase, two flat sheets, microfiber blanket, and two towels. If you desire, you are welcome to also bring your own.

  • Snacks and drinks (for personal preference)

  • Fan - the dorm rooms can get hot in the summer!

  • Foam pad for dorm bed (optional)

  • Hangers

 

Electronics and Accessories:
  • Laptop or tablet for workshops and presentations

  • Chargers and cables for electronic devices

  • Portable phone charger

  • Headphones (optional)

 

Cell phones are permitted but must be used during appropriate times (not permitted during presentations) and should remain off or on silent during major activities such as speakers and company meetings. 

 

*TV’s and other expensive items should not be brought to Business Week. Electrical appliances including refrigerators and portable air conditioning units are not permitted. Should any medications need to be refrigerated (i.e. insulin) please specify in the medical section of the form*

 

Comfortable Shoes:
  • Sneakers or walking shoes for daily activities

  • Comfortable dress shoes for professional events

 

Miscellaneous:
  • Notebook and pens for taking notes

  • Sunglasses and regular glasses

 

Optional:

Spending Money - The campus bookstore may be open during the week. Snacks  and food may be ordered for delivery to campus during free time hours. If students choose to bring spending money, $50-75 seems to be a reasonable amount to bring. 


 

OBA will not be responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items.

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