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Career Closet

Here to help all Broncos look and feel their best. The Career Closet provides donated items at no cost to Boise State students and alumni. Available items are perfect for interviews, career fairs, research conferences and other professional events.

Logistics

The Career Closet uses a give-away model, allowing students to keep the items they select. There is a limit of 4 items per student per semester.

Students and recent alumni can “shop” the closet during set appointments times. The checkout process requires a Boise State ID number and completion of a short survey.

Appointments

Before visiting the closet, email cobecareers@boisestate.edu to set up an appointment.

During appointments, please adhere to all Campus Public Health Guidelines.

Hours

The closet is accessible by individual appointment only Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Open each semester (Fall, Spring, Summer). Closed on weekends, major holidays and University breaks.

Location

Micron Business and Economics Building, 1st floor, Room 1120. Find us on the campus map.

Mission and Values

The Career Closet fosters student success by ensuring equitable access to free professional attire.

Collaboration between the College of Business and Economics (COBE) Career Services and a variety of campus partners sustains this resource. Career Closet staff and volunteers value accessibility, inclusion and professionalism.

Origins

Early in her junior year, Cierra Abellera (Psychology B.S., 2019) was preparing for a multi-day professional research conference with her McNairs Scholars cohort – consisting of first generation, limited income and underrepresented students. Realizing that not all members of her cohort had access to buy or borrow professional clothing, she decided to suggest a solution.

In Summer 2018, Cierra and other student representatives from the MLK Living Legacy Committee approached COBE Career Services to house and host the closet. Since then, both organizations have worked collaboratively to build a comfortable and welcoming space. Cierra hopes that the Career Closet will always be a resource to address this need.

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