THE MOLM FAMILY GATOR CAREER CLOSET

The Molm Family Gator Career Closet alleviates the financial strain of purchasing professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. Students who come to the Closet can obtain free professional attire to help them look and feel their best. This service is available to all University of Florida students with a valid UF ID and UF Alumni up to one year after graduation.

Our trained staff are always open to provide individualized coaching on your clothing needs and style preferences upon request.

MOLM FAMILY GATOR CAREER CLOSET HOURS

The Molm Family Gator Career Closet is excited to continue serving UF students looking for professional attire and headshots this Summer! The closet will be open by appointment only for both headshots and closet consultations until Fall.

You can make an appointment to visit the Gator Career Closet through Gator CareerLink. Navigate to the option to “Request a Career Planning Appointment” – this is where you will find the option to schedule a headshot or closet consultation appointment. Please refer to this guide for more information on how to request a Career Planning Appointment.

The Gator Career Closet will be closed on the following dates:

  • Official University of Florida Breaks
  • Exam Days – April 27 – May 3rd
  • Reading Days – April 25 & 26
  • Memorial Day – May 27th
  • Juneteenth – June 19th
  • Fourth of July – July 4th

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS

Free professional headshots are provided by appointment only. Headshot photos will take approximately 2 weeks from the date of the appointment to be delivered to students ufl email address.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL AND BUSINESS CASUAL ATTIRE?

Business Professional – Think of what you would wear to an interview or in a conservative work environment such as accounting, financing, or organizations that have very strict dress codes. Typically with business professional attire, you are wearing a full pant, dress, or skirt suit. Dress shoes and ties are mandatory.

Business Casual – This is where things can get a little tricky. Every employer has a different definition of business casual, depending on where you work you will depend on the type of items you can wear. Business casual is typically what you would wear to work every day. This includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes. However, the leniency with the casual aspect depends on the employer.

If you have questions about what attire is more appropriate for your interview or first day at a new job, please visit us in the Career Closet, or email CareerCloset@ufsa.ufl.edu.

HOW TO SUPPORT THE MOLM FAMILY CAREER CLOSET

Together, let’s empower UF students to dress for success, equipping them with the confidence and resources they need to excel in their chosen career pathways. Your support can make a significant impact on their journey to a successful future! Virtual tax receipts are available to donors – please email careercloset@ufsa.ufl.edu to request one.

If you are interested in donating, our areas of greatest need are the following: Suits, blazers, dress pants, professional skirts, dresses, heels, dress shoes, flats, belts, ties, blouses, cardigans, and button-down shirts. We especially need smaller sizes for both masculine and feminine styles.

Since its inception, the Career Closet has helped over 2,457 students annually with professional clothing needs.

Students who utilize the Career Closet are able to receive up to one full professional clothing outfit per semester. Your help in keeping our inventory stocked is greatly appreciated.

The Molm Family Gator Career Closet accepts donations of new and gently used professional clothing and accessories. Please ensure all donations come to the Closet clean, washed, or dry cleaned. Clothes can arrive at the Closet for donation during regular closet hours. To donate, bring your gently used, neatly folded clean clothes in an open bag to the front desk at the Career Connections Center, or feel free to stop by the Closet yourself and drop them off with us! We are happy to help and thankful for your donations. The Molm Family Gator Career Closet is located on the Ground Floor of the Reitz Union, with the entrance located in the breezeway outside the Wells Fargo and Reitz Union Hotel entrance.

We also accept in-kind and monetary donations to support dry-cleaning services.

You can also mail donations to us at any time, as we continually accept donations throughout the year. If you would like to mail your donations, please feel free to send them to the following address:

ATTN: Molm Family Gator Career Closet

Career Connections Center

J. Wayne Reitz Union

Suite 1300

PO Box 118507

Gainesville, FL 32611-8507

OUR NEEDS

While we happily accept all business professional and casual styles, our recurring needs are masculine and feminine blazers, tops and pants in smaller and medium sizes. In addition, we also accept in-kind and monetary donations to support dry-cleaning services.

Recurring Needs:

Masculine Styles

  • belts
  • suits and individual blazers, sizes 28-40
  • pants, sizes 28-32
  • Shoes, 10 – 11

Feminine Styles

  • pant, sizes 0-4, 20
  • suits, 0-6, 10
  • Shoes, sizes 5-6, 11-12

Please contact Careercloset@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information.

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