Career Closet

The Career Closet, operated by GOCC employees, provides currently enrolled students with FREE professional attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews, classroom presentations, and the workplace. Inventory includes suits, blazers, dress pants, skirts, blouses and dress shirts, and more.

Our goal is to help students look their best so they can make a positive impression as they enter the professional world.

Fall & Winter Hours

Tuesdays: 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Student Services

(or by appointment)

To schedule an appointment or visit during the Summer term:

How It Works:

The Career Closet is located in Student Services. Students must present a valid GOCC student ID card to take (and keep) up to four individual apparel items per academic year.*

The Career Closet also has a collection of brand new blazers available for loan. Students may borrow one of these blazers by checking out the item with staff. Failure to return blazers within two weeks, or returning items in poor condition, will result in a fee of $50 and/or a registration/transcript hold on the student’s account. There is no limit to the number of times a blazer may be checked out from the closet, provided the loaner has previously returned blazers in a timely fashion and in good condition.

Each student who receives items from the Career Closet will be provided a packet of information on interviewing techniques, dressing to impress, and other resources to help students look and feel prepared for a job interview or career fair.

*Please note: the Career Closet cannot guarantee availability of all sizes.

How Can You Help?

The Career Closet depends on donations in order to provide our students with a wide selection of clothing to help them put their best selves forward. GOCC welcomes professional clothing and cash donations to support the Career Closet.

Career Closet Requirements:
  • Clothes must have been purchased within the last five years and follow current fashion trends.
  • We accept new or gently used business professional clothing for both men and women.
  • Clothing must be laundered or dry-cleaned prior to donation.
  • Shoes, undergarments, worn, or stained clothing will not be accepted.
  • Cash donations will be used to purchase clothing in underrepresented sizes.

Please note: If clothing does not meet our Career Closet requirements, items will be donated to local organizations.

We Accept:
  • Men’s and women’s suits
  • Suit jackets
  • Dress pants
  • Skirts
  • Blouses
  • Belts
  • Ties

See our Current Students page for Student Services Department hours.

The Glen Oaks Community College Career Closet and the students of the College thank you for your donations.

Donations are deductible as allowed by law. Please contact the Glen Oaks Community College Foundation at 269-294-4384 with any questions.

Donated items may be dropped off at the Career Closet during operational hours. To ensure someone will be able to assist you, please schedule an appointment for your drop off by completing this Contact Form