UW-Milwaukee ‘Career Closet' offers free professional clothing for students

In time for spring career fair

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are preparing for next week's spring career fair, but they also need to prepare their wardrobes.

The college is helping by opening up a "Career Closet." For busy students, it's conveniently located in the student union and offers free, professional looking clothes.

Akilah Allen graduates in May and plans to attend the career fair next week.

"I'm looking at possible cardiac rehab positions or even a rehabilitation aide," she said.

She said college is stressful enough without having to worry about your closet. But like many students, she says her closet really lacks professional clothes.

"Sometimes with everything else in life, it's hard to buy clothing," Allen said.

The Career Closet is part of the Career Planning and Resource Center. Kamara Jackson is the recruiting coordinator and said many students have never had to wear professional clothes.

"While they're very intelligent in learning things from their programs, they have no clue," she said. "They haven't had an opportunity to understand what it means to wear a shirt, a tie, a jacket."

The students are able to take and keep two pieces of clothing per semester at no cost to them. The closet is open Feb. 13-17 from noon until 4 p.m.

They've received donations from several companies and stores, but they especially need men's clothing. They accept gently used, business casual attire and donations can be dropped off during business hours in room 128 of Mellencamp Hall.

For more information, call 414-229-4486.

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