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.

Location & Hours

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

Summer 2024 House of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10am – 4pm

For appointments outside of these hours, please contact

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.

In the News

Men’s Suit Up Event – 4/19/23

WCPO (Channel 9) – 12/16/22

Partners & Sponsors

Jos. A. Banks 
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Brixey & Meyer
Fidelity Investments
Mr. Tuxedo
Procter & Gamble
Macy’s (Kenwood) 
The Christ Hospital Health Network
Matthew 25 Ministries
Kingdom Family Dentistry

Sponsor Opportunities

Are you or your company interested in becoming a sponsor?  Please contact Brian Hooten, Co-op Coordinator, at for more information.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

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.

Donation Drop-Off Instructions:

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. Head towards the flagpole and call the Career Closet office at (513) 569.1624.

Donation Box Instructions:

Parking is available in front of the building, near the flagpole.
Main Building Flagpole

Enter the building through the main entrance and proceed towards the gymnasium.
Main Building Entrance

Take the elevator (to the right of the gymnasium) to the bottom floor.
Main Building Gym Elevator

The Career Closet and donation box is on the right.
Main Building Career Closet


Select “Career Closet” from the dropdown menu.


Wishlist Items Include:

  • Men’s Business Suits Sizes 34-40
  • Women’s Business Attire Sizes 0-6
  • Men’s Button-down Shirts Sizes 15-16.5


Internal Use Only:
Recipient Form
Pop-Up Shop Form
Donation Form (eForm)
Donation Form (MS Form)


(513) 569-1624

Cincinnati State
3520 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45223