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!

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 Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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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 Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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A Brief History of the Necktie

The Career Clothing Closet recently received a donation including eighteen clip-on neckties. Clip-on ties aren’t just for those who haven’t learned to tie a tie, although they guarantee a perfect knot every time. In fact, clip-on ties were invented in …

By Robin Bourjaily
Robin Bourjaily Assistant Director, Exploratory Career Community
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Grinnell, IA 50112

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