The Lending Closet was developed to provide a way for Penn State Wilkes-Barre students to borrow new and gently used professional attire for job interviews, career fairs, and school events. Our goal is to help students look their best in professional situations so they can feel confident and make a positive first impression!
Currently enrolled students can borrow clothing items free of charge for up to one week for their event. Students must have their Student ID to complete the check-out process and are expected to return the item(s) on time and in good condition.
The Lending Closet is located inside the Struthers Family Career Services Center (across from the Student Commons).
Dress For Success
Nothing says that you’re ready for a new position like a great professional look. Consider the company culture and position you are applying for when making professional dress decisions. Your outfit can be a great way to express yourself and your culture. When in doubt, be a tad more conservative, but never shy away from the chance to show who you are.
- Business Professional. Wear a pant or skirt suit with a dress shirt or blouse. Coordinate your tie and shoes with the outfit and make sure to pair with dress socks or stockings.
- Business Casual. Usually dress pants or a skirt with a collared shirt. Khakis or neutral colored pants with a polo, sweater, or blouse always look great. Shoes can be more casual.
- Everyone. Make sure to iron your outfit when needed. Keep strong scents to a minimum and make sure to rock a smile and a confident handshake.
Need Inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out outfit ideas, tips, and advice on the Career Services Pinterest page!