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Career Closet

COVID-19 Update: In an effort to adhere to campus social distancing guidelines, the Career Closet is temporarily closed. Please check back in May for additional information.

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.

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.

Logistics

Students and recent alumni can “shop” the closet during designated hours, or during giveaway days and pop-up events. The checkout process requires a Boise State ID number and completion of a short survey.

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.

Hours

Currently, the closet is accessible by appointment only. Please email cobecareers@boisestate.edu to set up an individual appointment.

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.

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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