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Career Closet


 

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 Services 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.

Check out what employer Justin Spettel of Federated Insurance had to say about the Career Closet

Special thanks to our Professional Skills Sponsors for donating:

Thanks to these organizations for hosting collection drives:

 

In kind donations:

Professional Dress


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

Suit: Solid colored grey, black, brown or navy.

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Shirt

Shirt: Collared and long sleeved. Conservative neckline and color.

Everything to know about dress shirts! 

 

 

Tie
Tie: Solid, thin striped or small geometric design. Bottom of the tie should meet the belt line.

 

 

How to Tie a Double Windsor tie

 

Socks
Socks: Long dark socks to match pants.

 

Shoes

Shoes: Well polished and match the belt. Closed toe, low heel.

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Hair
Hair: Neat and professional

 

Hosiery
Hosiery: Nylons under skirts, socks to match shoes.

 

Nails
Nails: Manicured with neutral polish.

 

Scent
Scent: Easy on the aftershave or cologne. Limited makeup and perfume.

 

Accessories
Accessories: Portfolio or briefcase.

 

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.

Alex & Charli Outfits of the Week

Outfits of the Week

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Check out our Flickr gallery for more Outfits of the Week!

Resources


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.