Career Closet

  • 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 5 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.