What to Wear

 Career Closet

Dress Professionally with Help of the UWM Career Closet!

Established in 2016, the UWM Career Closet is here to provide current UWM students with FREE gently used business casual and business professional clothing for their next interview, career fair, or job.

“Shop” for suits, pants, skirts, blouses, ties, blazers, dress shoes, and more!

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How It Works

You can take and keep 2-3 items from the Career Closet for free each semester. To visit the Career Closet, choose which option works best for you.


Visit CPaRC Monday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday 9am-3pm to look at, try on, and choose clothing items.


Complete the Clothing Request Form. Tell us types of clothing you are seeking. Then select a day and time to visit CPaRC and review the items we have pulled from the Career Closet based on your indicated preferences.


We are currently not accepting donations as our office relocates to a new building. After June 1, please drop off clothing donations at our new location in Vogel Hall.

Our Career Closet wouldn’t be possible without the generosity our donors!

Thank you for your support!

Please email us at careerplan@uwm.edu for information on donating clothing and our current Career Closet clothing needs.

What To Wear

Business Casual Attire GuideBusiness Professional Attire Guide
Additional Interviewing Attire Tips

Career Closet In The News

Community Career Closets

There are a variety of organizations in the Milwaukee area that offer free or low-cost professional attire.

View Other Closets

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Career Advising Appts
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Drop-In Career Advising
Visit our office or call:
Monday: 1pm-4pm
Wednesday: 12pm-3pm
Thursday: 10am-1pm

Office Hours
Monday: 9am-4:30pm
Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm
Thursday: 9am-4:30pm
Friday: 9am-3:00pm