Did you decide to go to the career fair last minute and don’t have anything to wear but ripped jeans? Have an interview coming up but don’t have a professional suit? Is there a conference you’ve been invited to but don’t know what the heck dress ‘smart casual’ means?
The Clemson Career Closet can help!
What is the Clemson Career Closet?
The Clemson Career Closet is basically a small shop on campus that specializes in clothing ranging from business casual to business professional that all Clemson students can utilize. The purpose of our Career Closet is to aid students that are in need of professional clothing and get them in an affordable manner (AKA FREE!) so that they can go into career fairs, conferences interviews, etc. feeling and looking their best! All of the clothes in the Career Closet have been donated and professionally cleaned by people that have been in our shoes and can understand the struggle of having to pay an arm and a leg for professional clothing as a student.
The Career Closet is open to all majors and is inclusive to both Undergraduate and Graduate students – all you need to bring is your student ID and you are good to go! Students are able to drop-in during open hours and shop around for what they would like. Each student is able to choose up to two items per semester from the Career Closet – whether that be a pair of shoes and a shirt, a full suit set, or even just professional jewelry!
The Career Closet is stocked with suit coats, ties, slacks, dress shirts, shoes and polos, dresses, blouses, skirts, slacks, shoes and jackets. Once in the Career Closet, there is a changing area or a bathroom where you can try on your articles of professional clothing to make sure they’re right for you!
So where is it?
The Career Closet is like a hidden gem on our campus! Contrary to popular belief, the Career Closet is not located at the Career Center but is instead located in the Student Union in room 166 of the Undergraduate Student Government Office. Specific directions to the Career Closet are as follows:
- Upon arrival at the Student Union building, take the elevator to the second floor of the building and follow the signs to the Student Government Office
- Once at the Student Government Office, take a left and continue to the end of the hallway
- The entrance is the door at the very end of the hallway – #166
As a student, I can definitely say that the Career Closet is incredibly beneficial and a great alternative to having to go off campus and buy expensive professional clothing. Be sure to stop by the Career Closet at some point in your Clemson career and take advantage of this AWESOME resource! And once you are all stocked up on your professional clothes, make sure to stop by the Michelin Career Center for Professional Development and align your skills with your new professional look!
For more information on the Career Closet please visit our website: https://career.sites.clemson.edu/career_closet.php
Hours of the Career Closet:
Monday: 10 am to 12 pm and 1:30 to 5 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 12 pm and 2:30 to 5 pm
Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
Friday: 10 am to 1:30 pm