Career Closet

Career Closet for K-State Students

Career Closet is a program established by the Career Center that allows K-State students to obtain business attire from a wide selection of clothing donated by Kansas State faculty, staff, and alumni as well as other professionals. Get tips on how to dress to impress!

  • Available to all K-State students! The Career Closet is open Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Clothing is free to K-State students although monetary donations can be made for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter.
  • Depending on inventory, students can typically take up to 3 items.
  • Special thanks to our Career Center Champion, Koch Industries, for their sponsorship of the Career Closet program.

Donations for Career Closet

The Career Closet benefits K-State students in need of business attire for career fairs, internships, interviews and more.

What we need

View our Amazon Wish List for specific items. Otherwise we're looking for:

  • New or gently used clothing in the business casual to business professional range for men and women, all sizes (unable to accept jeans and t-shirts).
    • Men and women's suits
    • Blouses and shirts
    • Men and women's dress pants
    • Belts, ties, accessories
    • Gently worn shoes
  • Clothes should be cleaned prior to donating.
  • Clothes should be good to excellent quality and purchased within the last five years current with fashion.

How to donate

All donations can be dropped off at the front desk of the Career Center located at 705 N. Martin Luther King Jr Drive. We appreciate if clothing is professionally cleaned prior to donating if you are able to do so.

Please bring the donation form with you when donating items. Your donation form will be processed and you will receive a receipt from the K-State Foundation by mail.

Monetary donations to benefit the Career Closet are greatly appreciated! Monetary or in-kind donations are tax-deductible.

View our list of recent donors — thank you for supporting K-State students and helping us guide students from college to career!