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.

Fall 2022 Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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

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 Center Location: Main Building, Basement Level
(513) 569-1624