Last week, the CCPA hosted our ever-popular Career Closet Free “Shopping” Event. This event was created to help all Haverford students gain access to free, good-quality, professional attire. Since our last Career Closet event, the CCPA received over 275 donations from the Haverford Community! Every item donated will help Haverford students to look and feel their best at their next interview or day at the office. Of the donations we received, several went towards building up the CCPA’s Lending Closet, a permanent closet housed in Stokes 300, which students can borrow high-quality suits from for interviews. The rest of the donated items were put out for students to take home and keep. To give as many students an opportunity to shop as possible, students were limited to one outfit each until the end of the day, then anyone could come back and take whatever they wished! We ended up giving away about 215 blouses, button-downs, pants, skirts, dresses, shoes, ties, and blazers to the 115 students who came to the event over Thursday and Friday! Even the items we have leftover will play a role in helping Haverford students. These items will be sold to second-hand stores and the money earned will go back into building up the Lending Closet and next year’s Career Closet Shopping Event. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped to make this year’s donation cycle and shopping event huge successes.
If you need a professional outfit for your next internship, job, fellowship, or grad school interview, stop by Stokes 300 during our walk-in hours (M-F, 2:30-4:30) and we can help you find something to wear! The Lending Closet is free and open to ALL Haverford students.
Cleaning out your closet?
Hopefully, the Haverford Community will continue to keep Career Closet in mind when cleaning out their closets. The CCPA is always accepting new donations! See more information about how you can contribute here: fords.haverford.edu/volunteer/center-for-career-and-professional-advising/ccpa-career-closet