Career Closet Available for Students

By Rochelle Blatter, Career Coach

Have you ever needed professional attire for a job interview or a class presentation? Can’t afford to buy new clothes on a student budget? We have the answer for you! The Career Closet is NOW OPEN for all students and is located in Career Services, HCC 5th Floor.

A variety of styles and sizes are available. Students are welcome to take or borrow any clothing that is in the closet.

“We know that students need to look their best for interviews and presentations,” said Ali Threet, Executive Director Student and Career Services. “This service is a way for them to make a good impression without having to spend a lot of money.”

The Career Closet it a way to get clothing, accessories and even shoes to help students feel professional. The next Career and Internship Fair will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Gardner Center. Students are encouraged to borrow career attire before the fair.

Professional attire can make a big difference at career events. Shane Blocker, Assistant Director, Career Services said, “To make a great impression at career events students need to dress professionally.”

Another way to make an impression at this event will be to make sure your resume is POWER PACKED and ready to go! Gina Gottfredson, Career Coach, will be presenting a Resume Boot Camp Career Seminar to help students be prepared. Sessions repeat so students need to only attend one. Choose between Tuesday, January 21 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Zion Room, HCC 5th floor, or Wednesday, January 22 from 10-11:30 a.m., also in the Zion Room. This seminar is free and open to all students and community members.

To register for the Career and Internship Fair or a Career Seminar visit Handshake. If you are an employer and would like a booth, you may contact Shane Blocker at for more information or register through Handshake. The list of employers attending the fair can be found on Handshake.

All of the clothing in the Career Closet has been generously donated by the community. If you have donations, please contact Career Services or clothing may be dropped off at Career Services offices.

“Career Services is excited to provide activities and events to help students make the transition from college student to career professional,” said Threet. “The Career Closet will enhance their ability to interview well, feel confident and make a good impression.”

For more information, visit Career Services Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or drop-in hours from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. You can also email: or call 435.652.7737.