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The Career Closet is now open!

Need a suit or tie for an upcoming interview? The CCO Career Closet may be able to help. Suiting attire is offered at no-cost to Purdue students in need, who may have one full outfit* per academic year. An outfit consists of a blazer, trouser or skirt, shirt or blouse, tie or scarf, belt, and shoes. And the best part? The attire is yours to keep!

Visiting the closet is by appointment only.

Students, use BoilerConnect to schedule a 30-minute session. Once in BoilerConnect, select CCO/Career Development and Job Search.

*Note: Items and sizing availability may be limited, please plan ahead. Attire is offered from generous donations received by alumni, community members, and others. If you do not find your size, the Career Closet suggests the JCPenney Suit-Up Event or local shops.

Local Shops

Resources:

  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Express
  • Macy's
  • Men's Warehouse
  • Talbots
  • Walmart Locations
    • 2801 Northwestern Ave, West Lafayette IN 47906
    • 4205 Commerce Dr, Lafayette, IN 47905
    • 2347 Veterans Memorial Pkwy S, Lafayette IN 47909
    • https://www.walmart.com 
  • Goodwill Locations
    • 200 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette IN 47906
    • 101 Shenandoah Dr, Lafayette IN 47905
    • 3229 Daugherty Dr, Lafayette IN 47909
  • Consignment Shops
    • Twice as Nice – 738 S Earl Ave, Lafayette IN 47904 / 765-448-4618
    • Plato’s Closet – Lafayette Market Place, 3540 IN-38, Lafayette IN 47905 / 765-449-1990
    • Reclaimed Hope – Northend Community Center, 2000 Elmwood Ave, Lafayette IN 47904 / 765-449-3711
    • Simply Chic Lafayette – 200 Farabee Dr N, Lafayette IN 47905 / 765-464-6099
    • Millie’s Thrift Store
      • 535 W State St, West Lafayette IN 47906 / 765-743-4652 (new location inside St. Tom’s)
      • 101 Plaza Ln, Lafayette IN 47909 / 765-607-4899
      • 626 N Earl Ave, Lafayette IN 47904 / 765-607-4907
    • Rita’s Closet – 3107 Builder Dr Suite 7, Lafayette IN 47909 

Accepting Donations

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Giving Boilermakers confidence, one suit at a time.

The Career Closet is now accepting donations of gently worn, dry-cleaned suiting in dark colors (black, grey, navy, brown), ties, shirts, belts, and shoes

Physical Donations
Please contact the Career Closet Coordinator by email at askcco@purdue.edu to discuss the type of items and schedule a drop-off time.  If you are out of the area and wish to mail items, use the address below.

Monetary Donations
If it is easier for you to make a monetary donation, these are accepted as well.  Please write your check made payable to ‘Purdue University’ and on the subject/memo line write ‘CCO Career Closet’ then send to the address below.  This will ensure your donation will be used expressly for the purchase of items to benefit students in need who visit the Career Closet.

Purdue University
CCO Career Closet
Young Hall, Room 132
155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette IN 47907

Thank you so much for your generosity and thinking of our students!