Career Clothing Closet

The Center for Careers, Life, and Service is pleased to present the Career Clothing Closet. Open during the semester, the Closet offers all students free professional attire for interviews, career fairs, formal events, working in an office, or any career-related function, both on- and off-campus. Closet items are gently used or new donations, available for students to pick up as needed and keep.

Fall 2023: The Career Clothing Closet is open by appointment. Visit Handshake to book a “Career Clothing Closet Appointment” today.

Alumni, families, community members, faculty, and staff looking for a creative way to support students are encouraged to donate to the Closet. Please review our Donation Guidelines. Thank you!

Come Visit the Closet!

What does Business Casual Really Mean in 2023?

What Does Business Casual Really Mean in 2023? was originally published on Forage.

“Business casual” is a straightforward dress code in that the name translates precisely to what it means: a mix of formal and casual clothing. Yet it can …

By Amanda Pearce
Amanda Pearce Associate Director of Employer Engagement and Internships
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Grinnellians Dress for Success

Deepit Chandgothia ’25, a double major in computer science and economics, visited the Career Clothing Closet and came away with clothing he wore for his first day of his summer internship at Wellmark in Des Moines, IA. Following the summer …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Exploratory Adviser
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What to Wear This Summer: Create a Capsule Wardrobe

Whether you’re traveling, working in Grinnell, or interning in a new city, a capsule wardrobe keeps your packing light and makes certain you look sharp! Offering less decision fatigue (what shall I wear today?), a capsule wardrobe is easy to …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Exploratory Adviser
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