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Career Closet

UW Oshkosh Career Services Presents: Career Closet

The Career Closet  is an on-campus program dedicated to providing professional attire to students, who are preparing for an interview, networking, or participating in an internship where professional attire is needed. Students and recent alumni are asked to schedule an appointment to visit the Career Closet anytime during office hours, making it quick and convenient to pick up clothing free of charge.

Check out what employer Justin Spettel of Federated Insurance had to say about the Career Closet

Special thanks to our Professional Skills Sponsors for donating:










Special thanks also to these organizations for hosting collection drives:


Denmark State Bank


In kind donations:

Students - Accessing the Career Closet & Professional Dress

Attending a networking event, career fair or an interview? Need professional attire to make a great first impression? Career Closet can help!

Check out what some of our employers had to say about the impact of professional dress:


Career Closet is a resource to assist students and recent alumni in putting their best foot forward in making a good first impression. If you are in need of professional attire or accessories call Career Services to schedule an appointment or drop-in anytime the office is open check out our inventory. Alumni may visit the career closet, as well, up to the beginning of the semester following graduation.

Items you may find in the Career Closet:

  • Suits (matching)
  • Skirts
  • Pants
  • Jackets/Suit Coats - individual
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Dresses

Call the office to schedule an appointment to check out the inventory. Students are allowed to choose up to 4 items from the closet per semester to keep for free.

Professional Dress

•Suit: Solid, dark color (gray, black, brown or navy), conservative

•Shirt: Collared and long sleeve, conservative color; Coordinated blouse, long sleeved, conservative neckline

•Tie: Solid, thin striped or small geometric print; bottom of the tie should meet the belt line (How to Tie a Double Windsor Tie)

•Socks: Long, dark socks to match pants

•Shoes: well polished, dark dress shoes to match belt, Polished, closed toe, low heel

•Hair: Neat, professional

•Hosiery: Nylons, dark socks to match pants

•Nails: Manicured, neutral nail polish

•No jewelry except wedding band or watch

•Easy on the aftershave or cologne; limited makeup and perfume

•Portfolio or briefcase

Outfit of the Week

Check back each week to see the new "outfit of the week"! Items featured here will be items that you can find in the Career Closet. Check out our Flickr gallery for more Outfits of the Week!


Outfits of the Week




Below are a few Career Spots videos and online resources that will give you a great head start to understanding what professional dress standards are for the world of work.



Interview Dress

for Men

Interview Dress

for Women


Fashionable Adaptive Clothing

Community Resources

There are also similar resources community wide that offer clothing for specific needs.

Visit the Community Clothes Closet at

by Lambie, Christina M. last modified May 10, 2016 11:23 AM

About Career Services • Student Success Center, Suite 125 • 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 • • (920) 424-2181

Fall & Spring Semester Hours: Mon. & Thurs. 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m., Tues. & Wed. 7:45 a.m.–6 p.m., Fri. 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Interim & Summer Hours: Mon.–Fri. 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Resume/LinkedIn/Career Closet Drop-In Hours: Mon.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and Wednesday 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.