Career Closet

The Career Closet offers professional clothing to KU students for a suggested $2 donation.

KU Career Closet

Career Closet appointments can be made through Handshake

KU Career Closet

Career Closet appointments can be made through Handshake

KU Career Closet

Career Closet appointments can be made through Handshake

Career closet poster that says "Are you in need of some professional clothing, but don't want to break the bank? The career closet has professional clothing for a suggested donation of $2! All proceeds benefit the TRIO SSSP scholarship fund."

If you are a KU student in need of professional clothing, the KU Career Closet can assist you with our selection of donated professional wear. Schedule an appointment in Handshake or call our office: 610-683-4067 to set up an appointment to visit. Students can purchase items for $2 per item. Due to inventory, we limit to 3 items per year. Proceeds benefit the TRIO SSSP student scholarship fund.

The Career Closet is always seeking donations for our students. If you have professional clothing that is 5 years old or less, please consider donating it to our career closet. Currently we are only accepting clothing. Thank you.

  • Tips for Professional Dress


    “ 70% of the clothes you own should be meat and potatoes. 30% should be icing and fluff”.

    -Michael Kors, Times Online


    • Classics are universal
    • They do not go out of style
    • They extend the life of your wardrobe
    • They usually work well on job interviews and big events, as well.

    The "CLASSICS"

    • Jacket/Blazer
    • A-line skirt
    • Cardigan
    • White shirt
    • Camisole
    • Trench coat
    • Black dress
    • A well fitting dark grey or navy suit (winter)
    • A well fitting blue or tan suit (summer)


    • You will not be a student forever
    • A lot of jobs require business casual attire
    • A lot of the classics are business casual or can be made business casual
    • More bang for your buck
    • Classics create a more serious and professional look
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: How many items can I have from the Career Closet?

    A: You are welcome to purchase up to 3 items.


    Q: Who is eligible to use the Career Closet?

    A: All current KU students have access to the Career Closet, regardless of degree level or major.


    Q: I'm not sure how to put together a professional-looking outfit. Can the CDC help me?

    A: Yes, one of the CDC staff can assist you.


    Q: How much does it cost to use the career closet?

    A: Current KU students and those who have graduated recently can purchase items for $2 each. There is a $5 minimum purchase to use a credit card.


    Q: Who benefits from the money made from my purchase?

    A: All proceeds benefit the TRIO Student Support Program scholarship fund.

clothing donation request pamphlet for the career closet