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About the career closet

The Career Closet Program is an initiative driven by the Arkansas State University College of Business to assist our Undergraduate and Graduate students with professional attire when they attend formal events on campus and out in the community. 

Our goal is to provide students in need of professional attire for business occasions, interviews and business events with the right formal wear that would project confidence and a good appearance.

All students at the College of Business may apply to borrow these formal wears from the Closet at absolutely no cost. 

Location: 2nd Floor College of Business (CoB) building - Rooms 207 & 208

Hours of Operation: The CoB Career Closet is open : 

 Mondays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesdays  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

during the fall and spring semesters.

Students may also visit the Closet at other times during the fall and
spring semesters by emailing sleslie@astate.edu for appointments.
Access to the Closet during the summer semester is strictly by appointments.

During our hours of operation you may also call us at (870)-680-8344.

We are committed to seeing students succeed in obtaining an exciting and rewarding career, and are willing to help students grow towards achieving their desired career goals.

For more information on career building, click here.

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  • I'd like to see what's available in the Career Closet

    We have a great collection of business wear for our students who need clothing for career events and functions. We are committed to ensuring that students are not at a disadvantage if they do not own professional attire or are not able to purchase anything before their scheduled event.

    We have an inventory of new and gently used business and professional attire for students. Why not check out our closet and see what's available for you. To view available wears Click Here

    In our effort to help students enhance their business dress sense for a successful career, here is an article to help students understand the importance of dressing appropriately for business and how this is linked to a successful career. Click here.

  • How do I qualify for clothing from the Career Closet?

    We understand the need to look professional in the business world, and we are here to help.

    Below you can find information on how to access clothing from the Career Closet.

    Process for Accessing Clothing

    Once an item is selected from the available catalog by a student the following message is displayed with these options: 

    Items from the A-State College of Business Career Closet are primarily gentle used clothing donated by individuals or businesses.  If you wish to borrow or in some cases permanently take an item from the Career Closet the following criteria must be met.

    To qualify to borrow clothing from the Closet students must satisfy criteria #1, #2 and one from #3.

        1. Student has had his/her résumé vetted and approved by A-Sate Career Services
        2. Students activate their Handshake account and upload their résumé.
        3. Student has attended at least one Career Services workshops which may include any one of the following bulleted options within the semester that items are requested:
    • Interviewing Workshop
    • Resume Workshop
    • Job Search Workshop
    • Employer presentation
    • Career Services Job Fair

    Once items are selected and upon verification of the selected options with Career Services, students will be informed within 48 hours through email on pick up options. Please note that due to heavy demand request at certain times, you may receive an email notification later than the 48 hour period.

    If you meet the criteria above, then let's get started, let's get you dressed!

    To begin the request process, fill out the request form by clicking here.

  • How can I help with the career closet initiative?

    The Career Closet is here to assist our students to get a head start on their careers. We rely on the kind and generous donations to our Closet to support our students. Everyone is welcome to contribute to the growth of the College of Business Career Closet. Cash and clothing donations are both gladly accepted. Businesses are also welcome to participate as sponsors of our Career Closet program. This would give you the opportunity to be visible to our students and the community. By being a sponsor, you are involved in building the next generation of business leaders.

    We ask that donated clothing should be in good condition and are no more than five years old. We accept items such as suits, shirts, blouses, dresses, pants, ties, skirts, belts and shoes. Donated clothing that does not meet the business professional criteria will be donated to Goodwill of Arkansas.

    To make a cash donation, please click here.

    To donate clothing/accessories please click here.

    If you would like to find out other ways to get involved please contact us at:

    Email: sleslie@astate.edu

    Phone: (870) 972-3430

Career Closet Partners & Sponsors
Dillards Target Goodwill Arkansas Wests Dry Cleaners
Get a laundry
discount of 20% for
any item borrowed
from the A-State
career closet