PSU Career Clothes Closet

Published 09/03 2014 06:21PM

Updated 09/03 2014 07:12PM

PITTSBURG, KS.--- For the last three years, Pittsburg State University students have been able to shop for free using the Career Clothes Closet. 

"I know we've serviced 300 to 400 students easily. And of course, our goal each year is to make this service more visible to our students and press upon them how important it is," said David Hogard, Asst. Director Employer Relations.

One of those students taking advantage of the program is Evyline Kangeri. 

"I want it to show that my quality of work is going to look kind of the way I look, and if I go in a pair of jeans and maybe like a nice shirt, I don't think it's a complete look," said Evyline Kangeri, PSU student. 

She says the Career Clothes Closet not only saves her money, but it also provides professional guidance. 

"A lot of these clothes are donated maybe by professors and people in professional fields, so it kind of gives me an idea of how to dress already. So I just kind of pick and whatever fits, I just go with it," said Kangeri. 

Leaders of the program say the career process takes a variety of steps and it all starts with an applicant's attire. 

"The first impression of looking professional, looking the part in addition to resumes and interviewing, but professional dress is certainly first and for most," said Hogard.

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