One of the biggest highlights of Career Days at Clark College is the Annual Career Clothing Closet. Every year hundreds of Clark students receive free clothes from this event. The clothes are donated by people from the community, staff and students. Many of the times the clothes are brand new or very gently worn.
The great part about this clothing closet is that you are allowed to choose one complete outfit; which may include shirt, suit, pants/skirt, tie, accessories, and shoes. When you are a broke college student any little thing helps. Last year I was on campus while the event was taking place so I decided to stop by. I can tell you first hand that the staff who coordinate this event are very helpful, and that there was a wide variety of clothes to choose from. However, if I could give you one tip it would be to show up early! I made the mistake of going late and by the time I got there most of the items in my size were already gone.
Nonetheless, I am grateful that the staff puts on this event every year because it really can make a difference in a student’s life. Business casual/dress clothes can be really expensive, and when you are a college student perhaps looking for that first job or internship this can make a very positive difference. The Career Services Director, Edie Blakley, was quoted saying, “The Career Clothing Closet helps our students put their best selves forward in an interview or as they begin their careers. Beginning a new career can be scary, and the right clothing can help students feel confident.”
This event is for Clark students only, so if you attend Clark I would highly encourage you to go! You have probably seen the flyers and posters around campus with the dates and times for the clothing closet but here is a link to their website to refresh you memory.