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Dressing the Part

Dressing the Part

For some, getting a new job means splurging on a new wardrobe. For us here at the Chambers College, our new building came with a new closet – the Career Closet.

The mission of the Gloria Jean Rosenthal Career Closet is to provide students with professional wear that they may not otherwise be able to afford or have access to.

“It is so important to us that our students feel confident when they are attending a career fair or going for that first internship or job,” said Kara Sherrell, program director for the Center for Career Development. “Students can apply for a suit, come in for a consultation on professional wear in the workforce, and we can provide them with what they need.”

The Closet provided brand new suits to 40 students in Fall 2022. It has been working with both local and national stores, such as Daniel’s of Morgantown and JCPenney, to measure and supply students with professional options.

Items can be donated as long as they are free from stains and tears and still in style for the college demographic. Right now, the Closet has both new or gently-worn donated items for students who find themselves in need of something in a hurry.

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