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 and keep.

Summer 2024 hours by appointment. Visit Handshake to book a “Career Clothing Closet Appointment.”

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!

What to Wear: When the Dress Code Is Semi-Formal

Anything more constructed than workout clothes may feel semi-formal when you’re in college, but there may come a time and place where semi-formal dress is required. Figuring out what to wear when there’s a dress code may be a challenge. …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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Advice for Thrifting Professional Attire

Grinnell students can “shop” the free Career Clothing Closet by appointment and—returning for Spring 2024—during drop-in hours (to be announced). Other options in Grinnell include Second Mile and Rummaging Around. Here, from our friends at the Arizona State University Career …

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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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