Interview coming up? Internship starting soon? If you’re a student with financial need, we’ll hook you up with the professional attire you need to look and feel sharp. The SuccessWorks Career Closet gives students with financial need free professional and business casual attire for interviews, career fairs and the workplace.
For L&S Students
The Career Closet gives L&S students with financial need the professional attire they need for interviews, internships, jobs and networking. To browse the Career Closet, visit SuccessWorks weekdays from 9:00-4:30pm, at 711 State Street, 3rd Floor University Book Store.
When you arrive you will be greeted by front desk staff. If you need assistance, our staff is here to help. The items you choose are yours to keep: no need to return them!
Maximum four items per semester.
How it Works
Pick Up Free Clothing
L&S students can stop by SuccessWorks to browse and pick new & gently used attire -- up to four items per semester!
Items include suits, jackets, blazers, dress pants, skirts, button-down shirts, blouses, ties, sweaters, and dresses.
Specific clothing needed
Jackets/blazers, dress pants/skirts, button-down shirts, blouses, dresses, sweaters, and accessories (ties, belts, scarves, padfolios) – sorry, no shoes or socks.
Make a donation
We are seeking items that are contemporary (5 years old or less), new or gently used, and dry cleaned or in clean condition when donated (please no stains or holes). Gift cards are accepted in smaller increments ($25-$50) for students.
Thanks to our donors
The Career Closet is made possible by generous friends, partners, and local businesses, including:
- UW Faculty and Staff, (plus friends and families)
- UW Student Organizations
- Parents and Family of L&S Students
- Madison Area Community Members
- Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter, Delta Dears
- Local Consignment Shops: Simply Savvy & Rethreads
Career Closet Flyer & Powerpoint
Help us spread the word about the career closet! Use these resources around campus, in emails to students, on the web or in the classroom.
Check out more flyers and PowerPoint slides featuring SuccessWorks programs, advising and events.