On Jan. 26, Career Services hosted the Cardinal Closet Pop Up event in the Rotunda.
Assistant Director of Career Services Elizabeth Hubble-Radosa spoke about the event’s importance:
“[We held the event] to help educate students about the closet and making sure that everyone knows this a service available to them.”
Opened in September, the Cardinal Closet exists to give free business attire to students heading to a job interview.
During the event, students could visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see samples of what the Cardinal Closet offers students.
There was pizza provided along with a chance to win a raffle for a prize basket sponsored by the Student Association along with a $50 Visa gift card. Students also had a chance to pick out their own clothes from the Cardinal Closet, free of charge.
Mikayla Wrobel, Cardinal Closet manager and junior social work major, was pleased with the event’s turnout:
“I feel like the event went really well,” she said. “A lot of students came up to our table wanting to learn more about what the Cardinal Closet has to offer and how they are planning on visiting soon to see all the other clothes we offer.”
Career Services has been planning the event since December with the main coordinators being Hubble-Radosa, Wrobel and Director of Career Services Latoya Peoples to spread awareness of the resources offered by the Cardinal Closet.
“It feels so rewarding to be a part of planning this event,” Wrobel said. “I love being involved on campus and meeting new people during these events.”
At each visit, students can take up to three articles of clothing along with some styling advice from professionals. The attire is gently used and students can also donate clothes to the closet.
“With the closet being so new, it’s important that all students know this is available to them,” Hubble-Radosa said. “We want to make sure our Cardinals have the resources to succeed with they are meeting with employers.”
The Cardinal Closet is located in Wickes Hall 268 and is open to students Monday through Friday. For more information, check out the closet’s Instagram @svsucardinalcloset.
“Our students need to know that we are here for them,” Peoples said. “We have many resources available to help set them up for success.”
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