Career Closet continues to give back at Radford University

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7)— Radford University is continuing to give back this holiday season through its Career Closet.

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The closet is tucked away in the corner of the Career and Talent Development Center. It’s a place where students can get free, professional clothes. This weekend, many of them will be graduating and heading off to their first jobs or internships.

In the 18 months it has been open, more than 500 students have gotten gently worn clothing from the closet, and over 350 this year alone.

“This is a great place for students to come and get professional clothes, not only to learn what professional dress looks like, but also many of our students may never have owned professional for the workplace,” said the Career and Talent Development Center executive director Angela Joyner.

Clothes have been donated by faculty, community members and students who have used the closet to help out their fellow colleagues. Both new and gently worn clothing is available as long as it fits the student trying it on.

The Career Closet is always accepting donations. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Career and Talent Development Center. You can also mail donations.

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