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Professional Attire Closet

Look the part at your next interview! Do you have a job interview coming up? Need to look professional for a meeting with a prospective boss? Appearance is sometimes the first impression made! The Calhoun Professional Attire Closet provides free, gently used, professional attire for students and alumni. The clothing is appropriate for career fairs, interviews, networking events and the workplace.

FREE gently-used professional attire:

  • Suits
  • Sport Coats
  • Blazers
  • Dress Pants
  • Skirts
  • Neckties
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Blouses

Professional Attire Closet Appointment  Request Curbside Pickup

For more information, contact us at careerservices@calhoun.edu or 256-306-2993.

Locations

The Professional Attire Closet is located in the Career Services Office on the Decatur Campus, #4 on the map.

In the Huntsville Campus, the Professional Attire Closet is located in the Sparkman Building.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are the items free?

All Items are free!

Do we keep them or just borrow them?

We want you to keep them!

How many items can I have? Is there a limit?

There is no limit. You are welcome to take as many items as you need.

I heard the closet was only for interview purposes. Is that true?

No – you are welcome to request clothing for other situations such as career fairs, networking events, a class presentation and the workplace.

I’m not sure how to put together a professional looking outfit. Will someone help me?

Yes- a member of our Career Services team will assist you.

Who is eligible?

Current Calhoun students and alumni.

How do I prepare for a virtual interview?

In-person and virtual interviews are relatively the same. Preparing for both types shouldn’t be any different. It’s vital to take a professional approach and attitude when getting ready to face the camera.

Virtual interview tips:

  • Test your camera and audio
  • Find a good location that is free of distractions
  • Work on your eye contact
  • Send a thank you

Get Resume Help and More!

We’re here to help you get hired! Schedule a mock interview, resume review, career advising appointment and more with Calhoun Career Services.

Donations

We welcome you to make a tax-deductible donation of new or gently-used professional clothing to the Professional Attire Closet during our clothing drives in October and March of each year.

Due to limited space and growing inventory, we are seeking to be intentional about what types of items we accept. Please ensure donations are professional attire and accessories (such as shoes and belts) in a modern style appropriate for undergraduate students. We kindly ask that all items be clean, pressed, and on hangers.