Do you need a great outfit to wear for an interview or your first day at a new job?
Appearance is the first impression a student makes when going for an interview. It sets the tone for the interviewer of how serious this candidate is about the job or internship. As the Center for Career Development, it is important that we equip our students not only with this knowledge but with resources as well. To do this, the Center partnered with the MSU On-Campus Alumni Chapter and Target to open the Career Closet. The Career Closet provides professional career clothing for all current* Morgan State students for occasions such as interviews, career fairs, internships, networking receptions, and other career-related occasions that require professional attire. The Career Closet is generously supported by donations from Morgan State Alumni, community members, and local employers.
Please schedule an appointment 443.885.3110 to visit the Career Closet.
*You must have an active eBear account.
What is the Career Closet?
The Career Closet is a resource located in the Center for Career Development for students who, for whatever reason, need interview and/or career appropriate clothing for the purpose of participating in on-campus interviews and professional events. We accept new and gently used professional clothing from Morgan Alumni year-round, sponsored by the On-Campus Alumni Chapter, as well as from outside entities whom we have forged relationships with through our on-campus career development activities. When donations are dropped off, the clothes are cleaned (when necessary), sorted and displayed for qualifying students to browse and create a professional look.
How Do Students Qualify?
Students who utilize the career closet are not required to pay for the clothing nor do they need to return them after their event. The clothes become theirs. They will be able to use these clothes for future interviews and professional functions going forward. To qualify, students simply need to have an active eBear account and a scheduled interview/event that they will attend.
Sometimes, students are in a tight position and have very little apparel to navigate the season, so Ms. Goodson decided that she would create a second career closet to house the donations that do not meet the standards for the Career Closet. This will allow us to be able to assist those students with special circumstances who may need things like khakis, a dress or even a nice jacket/coat.
The Career Closet II (Casual Closet) is not widely advertised, but it is available to those students who are in need.
How Can You Help?
With a campus of over 8,000 students, we will be very limited in the number of students that we are able to help. Where we understand we will not be able to help every student and not every student is in need, we would like to be able to offer a nice selection for those who do. To do that, we need to maintain size variety and style, as every student is not the same. Additionally, maintaining the care of the items donated until selected by a deserving student can become costly over time. Any assistance mitigating these points will help ensure that the nature of the Career Closet is maintained and students will continue to find it a useful resource to their career advancement.
Where Can Donations Be Brought?
You may drop off your gently used and cleaned professional/interview attire at the Center for Career Development, Montebello C224, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. We will also provide you with a donation form for tax purposes.
When Are Donations Accepted?
Donations are accepted year round during regular business hours.
Men's Business Suits
Women's Business Suits
Button-up Business Professional Shirts
When donating, please consider the following:
• All clothing must be freshly laundered or dry-cleaned (preferably on hangers)
• No stains, tears, rips, missing buttons, or broken zippers
• We are seeking clothing appropriate for interview attire
Donation Drop off/mailing address (if you prefer to mail your items):
Morgan State University
Center for Career Development
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, Maryland 21251
If you have any questions, please contact Earlene Goodson.
Thank you for your contributions!