Aggies across Texas A&M University System institutions won’t have a problem dressing for success thanks to a new business attire rental service called the Texas A&M Career Closet.
A $70,000 donation from The Chancellor’s Century Council, in addition to donations from the Texas A&M Career Center and the Student Government Association, will fund closets at all 11 system institutions. The College Station Career Closet is already open for business in the Memorial Student Center.
Texas A&M students may make an appointment in person or online to visit the Career Closet and check out a suit in their size. The closet currently has 200 suits available for rent: 100 for men and 100 for women (50 skirts and 50 pants suits).
“Our goal is to ensure students are selected for intern and job positions based off of merit, not simply because of the professional attire they can or cannot afford,” said graduate student Mason Parish ’14, executive director of the closet.
Students can rent a suit for up to five business days for a $5 fee, which covers the cost of dry cleaning.
The Career Closet accepts donations of dress shirts, ties, jackets and other business attire items. A long-term goal is to generate a $100,000 endowment at the Foundation to cover future operating costs. To donate, visit give.am/TAMUCareerCloset.