Tech cuts ribbon for Career Closet

Louisiana Tech’s Career Center celebrated its new Career Closet on Tuesday.

Dress for the event was casual; but there’s nothing casual about the center’s approach to or the goal of Tech’s newest synergistic creation. 

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.