First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

First Ever Career Closet “Shopping Day”

Last April, the pilot of the CCPA’s Career Closet Open House brought over 90 students to our office for a day of “shopping.” We were thrilled and overwhelmed by the generosity of the Haverford Community, who contributed to the project as we collected items during a two week donation period.  With close to 500 articles of clothing, it was more than we ever expected! Starting at 10 am on a Friday, students were able to browse and try on various professional clothing. Because of the enormous amount of donations, each student was able to take up to 5 clothing items. Students were excited  and our halls were filled “shoppers” as soon as our doors opened (considering Havertime plus 10 minutes).

The goal of the event was to help students build their professional wardrobes, and guarantee their confidence and success as they embark on their summer journeys. We plan to do this event again in the future, although we may have cleaned out the entirety of Haverford community’s wardrobe 😉 

Thank you to the staff who helped in our promotion and planning of this event. This truly felt like a community effort and we could not have done it without you!

 

 

Amanda Dennis '18 was a part of the Career Closet Executive Board. She helped us organize  and plan for the event. Thanks, Amanda!

Amanda Dennis ’18 was a part of the Career Closet Executive Board. She helped us organize and plan for the event. Thanks, Amanda!

 

Ben Hughes of the OMA, Natasha Weisz of the CCPA, and Kiamani Wilson '18 modeling some of the fabulous outfits that students took home with them!

Ben Hughes of the OMA, Natasha Weisz of the CCPA, and Kiamani Wilson ’18 modeling some of the fabulous outfits that students took home with them!

 

 

Arthur Chang browsing through some suits to prepare for his internship at Vanguard this summer!

Arthur Chang ’19 browsing through some suits to prepare for his internship at Vanguard this summer!

 

Karl Vosatka modeling a suit that was available @ The Career Closet Open House

Karl Vosatka ’18 modeling a suit that was available @ The Career Closet Open House