Wardrobe
Message #1
Solved: 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM Wardrobe
Hello my name is Austin and I was wondering if I could get an alumni's take on what to pack and bring with us.
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Message #2
Solved: 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM RE: Wardrobe
Hi Austin!

Throughout the months leading up to the conference, you'll receive multiple documents with detailed packing lists so that you'll know exactly what to bring.  For now, you can look at this PDF for some ideas of what to bring: http://wsp.gmu.edu/wp-content/uploads/wy...oBring.pdf 

My best advice would be to pack comfortable walking shoes, like sneakers, for the days you'll be walking around.  Make sure you have at least one pair of comfortable closed-toe shoes for field experience days!  I also highly recommend a reusable water bottle and a small backpack to carry with you.

Let me know if you have any more questions!
Maddie
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Message #3
Solved: 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM RE: Wardrobe
Hi Austin! Like Maddie said, I would definitely say bring comfortable walking shoes. You'll be doing a ton of walking throughout the conference and something that is comfortable is definitely necessary. Also, keep in mind that you'll have to dress business casual/professional attire for some of the days, so if you have comfortable shoes that would match that then that would be ideal. I would also suggest bringing a light jacket that you can fit in your backpack. Although it may sound crazy to bring a jacket to D.C. in the summer, inside the buildings it can be pretty chilly and it's nice to have something to keep you warm. But then when you're outside again, you'll want to be able to fit that jacket inside your backpack, because you definitely won't need it outside! Last year, we also found umbrellas to be very necessary. I would also bring an extra blanket for your dorm room -- they can be chilly, too! You'll have many great picture-taking moments, as well, so if you'd prefer higher-quality photos than most phone cameras bring, then I would absolutely suggest bringing a real camera too.  Hope that helps, and have a great time at WYSE! 16x16_smiley-happy  Olivia SlackWYSE 2016 Alumna, Youth Advisory Board Member
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Message #4
Solved: 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM RE: Wardrobe
Thank you both. 16x16_smiley-very-happy
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Message #5
Solved: 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM 02-23-2017, 02:02 PM RE: Wardrobe
Hi Austin!

It sounds like you've got some awesome reccommendations! 
The only few things I would add are: shower shoes; a backpack that can hold an extra pair of shoes and a band-aids/umbrella/sunglasses/sunscreen (because it is not fun to have a strange burn from a collared shirt at the gala like I did last year); a portable phone charger (because keeping contact with your group is instrumental and often battery draining); extra layers just in case! 

But that PDF is the most important thing to check out because it will cover EVERYTHING you need.

- Samantha
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