The Career Closet is a resource available to currently enrolled UW-Green Bay students. Students may take up to five free items each semester—and those items are theirs to keep! During times of social distancing, the Career Closet is operating on an appointment basis. Students can schedule a visit by filling out a request form, found at uwgb.edu/careers. To prioritize students’ health, only one student visits at a time. Hand sanitizer and disposable gloves are available for use by visitors.
Program Coordinator Abigail Drapalik encourages interested students to make an appointment.
“The mission of the Career Closet is to provide access to free, professional attire to UW-Green Bay students who need to dress for success” said Drapalik. “Since its advent in Spring 2018, the Career Closet has been visited 350 times and over 750 clothing items have been checked out!”
Career Services is also currently accepting donations for the Career Closet. As members of the campus community clear out closets in the new year, don’t toss that professional attire too far! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic bringing about more virtual meetings, graduating seniors, especially, need professional attire to prepare for that post-graduation career, regardless if a job interview is virtual or in-person.
Those wishing to donate new or gently-used items should email Program Coordinator Abigail Drapalik at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a drop-off in advance. Accepted items are new or gently-used professional suits, pants, dress shirts, suit/sport jackets, skirts, dresses, neckties and belts. Donations are tax deductible and a receipt is provided with request.
Story by Charlotte Berg, Marketing and University Communication student assistant