The Career Closet is a resource started in October 2013 that assists students in creating a professional wardrobe for interviews and jobs. Students are able to shop in the Career Closet anytime Career & Professional Development is open. Items you may find in the closet include: suits, pants, skirts, dresses, ties, belts and tops. UWO Alumni are also able to shop up to a year after graduation!
Students are allowed to choose up to 4 items from the closet per semester to keep for free.
Inventory is always changing; be sure to check back frequently to find new items.
Special thanks to our Professional Skills Sponsors for donating:
Thanks to these organizations for hosting collection drives:
In kind donations:
- Brooks Brothers
- Clothes Mentor
Attending a networking event, career fair or an interview? Need professional attire to make a great first impression? The Career Closet can help!
Check out what some of our employers had to say about the impact of professional dress:
Professional Dress Tips
Suit: Solid colored grey, black, brown or navy.
Shirt: Collared and long sleeved. Conservative neckline and color.
Shoes: Well polished and match the belt. Closed toe, low heel.
Outfit of the Week
Check back each week to see the new “outfit of the week”! Items featured here will be items that you can find in the Career Closet.
Outfits of the Week
Check out our Flickr gallery for more Outfits of the Week!
Below are a few Career Spots videos and online resources that will give you a great head start to understanding what professional dress standards are for the world of work.
- Business Casual
- Interview Dress for Men
- Interview Dress for Women
- Interview Dress for Gender Non-Binary
- Gender Outfitters
- Fashionable Adaptive Clothing