Career Closet

The Cincinnati State Career Closet is a donation-based program that allows students to build their professional wardrobe at no cost. Students who are preparing for a job interview, attending a job fair, or even giving a class presentation that requires professional attire are welcome to “shop” at the Career Closet.

In partnership with the Cincinnati State Foundation and the College’s Office of Development, the Cincinnati State AAUP (a faculty organization) facilitates operations of the Career Closet. The collaboration ensures reliable hours of operation for students who need the Career Closet, while faculty members participate in service that assists student achievement of career goals.

Career Closet Student Referral Form

Career Closet Recipient Form

Location & Hours

The Career Closet is in the Main Building on Clifton Campus, on the Lower Level (under the Gym) near the Fitness Center.

Spring 2023 Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Thursday, 1 – 4pm
Friday: 11am – 4pm

For appointments outside of these hours, please contact Brian Hooten at

Students who want to “shop” at the Career Closet may (but are not required to) obtain a referral from their co-op coordinator, academic advisor, or academic program chair. Ask your coordinator or advisor to check the referral box in CareerLink.

Make a Donation

Instructions for Donation Drop-Off

The Career Closet is open Tuesday – Thursday from 11am – 3pm

The address of our Clifton campus is 3520 Central Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45223. As you will see from the map, pull into College Drive and turn left at the first stop sign.

Pull up to the flag pole and call Lydia at 513.569.1624 to meet you. If Lydia is unavailable, Brian Hooten can be reached at 513.666.7953 .

The Career Closet relies on donations from generous business owners, faculty members, and other College employees, alumni, and friends of the College. New or very gently used professional attire of all sizes, including shoes and belts, is always welcome and helps our students look their best while representing themselves and our College in the workplace.

To make a donation please contact Brian Hooten at (513) 569-1634 or

Career Closet Donation Form

Click to make an online monetary donation to the Career Closet.



Brian Hooten
(513) 569-1634

Career Closet Location: Basement Level