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The Career Closet

Career ClosetThe Career Closet @ The Empowerment Center was established to provide support for students who have a scheduled job interview, but have nothing appropriate to wear and are unable to purchase the needed items.

The closet is set up to feel like a boutique, with menís and womenís clothing in all sizes, shoes, ties, jewelry, and other accessories.  Our purpose is to make you feel more confident and comfortable by dressing to impress, as if you already have the job! You are allowed to keep the outfit following your interview.

If you wish to make an appointment for The Career Closet @ The Empowerment Center you can do so by visiting a Career Counselor, or stopping by the Empowerment Center in CASA 121 during the hours of operation to fill out an appointment card. Try to fill out the appointment card at least a week in advance of the interview so one of our representatives will have time to schedule an appointment for your fitting.

The Career Closet @ The Empowerment Center also accepts donations of clean, stylish, interview- appropriate clothing from students, staff, faculty, and the community. Guidelines for donations can be found here below.

For questions about The Career Closet @ The Empowerment Center, please email Pamelyn Reed? or visit The Empowerment Center in CASA 121. If The Empowerment Center is not open, please contact Pamelyn Reed at 281.290.5255 to drop off your clothing donation.

Accepted Career Clothing Donations for Men and Women

Suits (pants or skirts)/Trousers/Skirts

  1. In season
  2. No rips, tears, or stains
  3. No buttons missing
  4. No loud or garish prints
  5. Knee length or lower for skirts


  1. Preferably white or solid colors
  2. No revealing necklines
  3. No garish colors or prints
  4. Sleeves or sleeveless (to wear under a suit or blazer)
  5. No perspiration stains
  6. Button-down collared shirt for men
    1. Preferably white or solid colors
    2. No garish colors or prints
    3. No perspiration stains

Shoes Ė We only accept new or gently worn shoes

  1. Solid color pumps
  2. Sensible heel (no stilettos or oversized platforms)
  3. Closed toe and heel
  4. Flats with soles (no ballet flats)
  5. Menís dress shoes in black or brown

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