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UPUA Professional Attire Closet Aims To Help Students Not Dress Like Crap

The days of students straggling into the career fair with wrinkly suits two sizes too small from high school may soon be over. UPUA and the Career Services Center have teamed up to organize a Professional Attire Closet clothing drive to help Penn State students preparing for interviews and job fairs.

Students, faculty, and staff are asked to drop off gently used suits and professional attire to the Career Services Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from now until December 4.

The official legislation for the initiative, which passed on November 5, includes details about UPUA’s part in the program and the tenth assembly’s beliefs about the need for an attire rental program on campus. It reads: “UPUA is a partner for this program and have helped with the funding for posters to advertise. We believe there is a need for a professional attire rental program on campus after we have heard expressed interest from our constituents.”

Facilities Chair Adam Terragnoli told Onward State that the committee believes this program will give help to students without the appropriate professional attire resources they need.

Balfurd Cleaners will clean all donations and deliver them back to Career Services, where students can try on different outfits to use for job-search related activities. Those looking to purchase other professional attire can use coupons donated by local clothing stores to buy shirts and other items to supplement their suits.

If you want to donate your gently used professional attire, you can park in front of the building on Eisenhower Road with your flashers on and bring your suit to the Career Services Center.

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Gabriela Stevenson

Gabriela is a senior majoring in print and digital journalism and Onward State's student life editor. She is from Norristown, PA, which she normally refers to as "30 minutes outside of Philadelphia" (she looked up the exact driving time). She enjoys Broadway musicals, neck pillows, and eating cereal at night. To contact Gabriela, e-mail her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter @GabiStevenson if you want to feel young again.

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