Look the part! The Career Closet provides new or gently-used professional clothing for students and recent alumni to borrow for job interviews, networking events, presentations and other occasions.
As the Career Closet is undergoing renovations at its new location in Lofstrom Library, we are temporarily halting clothing donations. However, we are in need of professional-quality shoes and belts.
Dress for Success
Nothing says that you're ready for a new position like a great professional look. Consider the company culture and position you are applying for when making professional dress decisions.
Types of dress:
- Business Professional
Wear a pant or skirt suit with a dress shirt or blouse. Coordinate your tie and shoes with the outfit and make sure to pair with dress socks or stockings.
- Business Casual
Usually dress pants or a skirt with a collared shirt. Khakis or neutral colored pants with a polo, sweater, or blouse always look great. Shoes can be more casual.
Make sure to iron your outfit when needed. Keep strong scents to a minimum and make sure to rock a smile and a confident handshake.
Your outfit can be a great way to express yourself and your culture. When in doubt, be a tad more conservative but never shy away from the chance to show who you are.
Need outfit inspiration?
We've got you covered. Check out the Career Services Pinterest page for outfit ideas, tips, and advice.