SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — This week, UIS students have the opportunity to get business attire for free through the University Professional Clothing Closet.
The program is open to UIS students only and is a way to help them dress the part for job interviews, job fairs, and networking events.
The idea for the clothes came after organizers saw there was a need for one.
"We've heard from a couple of students that they decided not to go to activities because they didn't feel like they had professional clothing to present themselves well,” Director of UIS Career Development Center Kathyy Battee-Freeman said. “So we wanted to reduce one of those barriers by offering them a free opportunity to do that."
Organizers hope students will wear their new outfits at UIS's Career Connections Expo on February 15, which is open to the public.
The Professional Clothing Closet is open Wednesday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursday from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.