Tech cuts ribbon for Career Closet Tuesday

Oct 15, 2021 | General News, Giving, Students, Tech Family

Louisiana Tech’s Career Center will host a ribbon cutting for its new Career Closet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in Keeny Hall, Room 337.

Career Closet graphicDress for the event is casual; but there’s nothing casual about the center’s approach to or the goal of Tech’s newest synergistic creation.

Also, Tech’s School of Human Ecology in the College of Applied and Natural Sciences (ANS) is presenting a “Lunch & Learn” in the Upstairs Banquet Room, Second floor of The Student Center, from noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, to provide information on the mission of the Career Closet, the services offered through the Career Center, how to acquire clothing for professional events, and how to support the Career Closet.

Participants can attend Thursday’s event virtually.

Tech Career Closet is a collaborative initiative between the Career Center and Student Affairs/Career Services, Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies in the School of Human Ecology in ANS, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering and Sciences.

The goal is for current students who are preparing for their careers to be provided with knowledge of appropriate professional dress and access to professional dress at no monetary charge.

This team effort will give students the assurance — and wardrobe — they need to be prepared for their next career fair, interview, or other professional occasion.

The Career Closet offers professional clothing — skirts, dresses, tops, suits, pants, ties, belts, even socks — to students that will allow them to enter or continue with a professional and prepared presence in the workforce. Services offered include a 3D Body Imaging Scan, one full outfit per student per academic year, an individual style consultation by a Fashion Merchandising major, and a professional headshot.

Supported with donations from Tech alumni, community members, and local employers, the Career Closet accepts donations of new and gently used professional clothing. The Career Closet also accepts in-kind donation monetary gifts to support dry-cleaning services.

The Career Closet donation page explains what students need and how you can contribute.

Contact for more information or if you are interested in supporting the Louisiana Tech Career Closet.