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2023 Career Closet Event

Give Back in Style: Help Our Vikings Dress for Success!

What is the Career Closet? 

This year, Career Services is hosting our annual Career Closet on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 from 10 am-6 pm. The Career Closet will provide Salem State University students access to new and gently-used professional attire. All students are welcome to attend the event and encouraged to choose professional dress items at no cost. 

Why should students attend the Career Closet event?

By having the appropriate attire and professional accessories, students will make a lasting impression at networking events and job interviews so they can make a great first impression. The goal is to help our students prepare for the Spring Job and Internship fair and interview process. The Career Closet will include:

  • 1,500+ FREE new and gently-used professional attire and accessories. Visit Career Services in the Ellison Campus Center, Room 105 at the time of the event.
  • Gender Inclusive attire is available. 
  • All students are welcome and encouraged to attend.
  • FREE interview prep padfolios for the first 100 students who visit the Career Closet.
  • Resources on affordable ways to build your professional wardrobe.
  • Drop by to shop for the upcoming Spring Job & Internship Fair on April 5.
  • The opportunity to reserve a free professional headshot session.

Students: check back later for updates on how to register for the 2023 Career Closet!

How can you help support this initiative?

Please donate your gently used professional attire to help our Vikings prepare for their job search and interview process! From now until December 9, 2022, you can also donate to our crowdfunding page to help kickstart the Career Closet. Thank you for your support!

Donation Guidelines 

We will accept new and gently-used, contemporary, ready-to-wear, career-appropriate professional attire in all sizes including: 

  • Blazers/suit coats  
  • Dress shirts/blouses  
  • Dress pants
  • Skirts/dresses
  • Sweaters/cardigans
  • Brand new dress socks/nylons
  • Professional bags
  • Belts
  • Ties
  • Clothing hangers 

Donation Collection Box Locations

  • Ellison Campus Center Room 105
  • Bertolon School of Business (area below the Student Navigation Center)

Collection Deadline

Please drop off all clothing by Friday, March 10.

All career-appropriate clothing donations must be laundered and/or dry-cleaned and ready-to-wear. No donations should need repair.  

When 11:59am
Ellison Campus Center, North Campus
1 Meier Drive, Salem, MA 01970
Erin Ahart

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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