Access to Free Professional Attire
The Boston College Career Closet provides all students access to new and gently used professional attire for interviews, career fairs, networking events, and the workplace. The goal of the Career Closet is to remove financial barriers that may prevent students with the highest need from looking and feeling their best during the internship and job search process.
How it Works
“By helping students present their best selves, the Boston College Career Closet is one of numerous ways our office strives to make our vision that all BC students will be empowered to pursue meaningful careers and lives a reality. ”
The Boston College Career Closet is open to all Boston College students. Any items taken from the closet are free of charge and yours to keep. No returns are necessary. You may take and keep up to three items in an academic year.
To access the closet, follow the steps below:
- View our Available Inventory.
- Access our online Item Request Form to indicate what item(s) you would like to receive.
- Follow the instructions carefully on the Item Request Form. Items requested from the closet are granted on a first-come, first served basis.
- Requested items will be extracted from the closet (or delivered to the Career Center if currently out of stock).
- Pickup your requested item from the front desk at the Career Center at 38 Commonwealth Avenue.
We strive to include all shapes, sizes, and orientations, however we cannot guarantee the availability of all sizes and styles to meet your preferences due to limited resources. We invite you to email or call our office if you experience difficulties with the available online inventory, as we may be able to offer an alternative to accommodate you based on available resources.
Help the Career Closet Initiative
If you are interested in supporting our students, we welcome business formal and business casual donations to our closet from members of the Boston College community. Quality is our top priority. All donations must be new or gently worn, in wearable condition, and cleaned. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will respond. Any unusable items will be donated to a charitable organization or elsewhere on campus.
Items we are looking for:
Business professional full-suit attire
Dress shirts and blouses
Blazers, professional jackets, and vests
Dress slacks, khakis, and skirts
New dress socks and tights
Accessories (ties, belts, scarves)