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Career Closet

Our mission is to provide FIU students with a program that encourages them to engage with Career and Talent Development (CTD) and be able to use our career development tools and clothing in order to have a successful job interview, internship interview, and potentially land a career opportunity.

The FIU Career Closet will also serve as a vehicle for educating students and the FIU community about what professional attire is – through marketing, programs, and spreading the word about this service.

How it works

Currently enrolled FIU students can visit the Career Closet and take (for free to keep) up to four individual apparel items, if available, (i.e. 3 ties and 1 shirt, or 2 blouses, 1 skirt) per semester or 1 suit during an academic year. The clothes you take are yours to keep.

Get started in Career Closet

Students can complete the following steps all through FIU Handshake. For more information, please visit the Career Closet page on FIU Handshake.

  1. Sign up for Career Closet program 
  2. Submit your resume for a critique 
  3. Register for 3 professional development workshops
  4. Make an appointment with a Career Closet Consultant and get fitted for the next fair
  5. Participate in any Career Fair, Internship Fair, and career-related event at any campus: MMC, EC, BBC


To learn how to donate to Career Closet, contact the CTD office.

JCPenney Panther Suit-UP Event

Don’t get caught under dressed at a professional interview or networking event again with the inaugural Suit Up sale at JCPenney! For one day only, Career and Talent Development will be partnering with JCPenney to bring you an opportunity to purchase career apparel for up to 60% off when you use your extra 30% off Suit Up coupon at the event for both in-store and online purchases. 

This is an opportunity for FIU students to present themselves as professionally as possible while reducing the financial burden that professional clothing can sometimes cause. Current, recent alumni, FIU students and family from all three campuses are welcome to attend. 

  • Shop career dress apparel
  • Giveaways/prizes
  • Sephora Inside JCPENNEY
  • Salon assistance

Tell us your story

Landed one of those jobs that you interviewed for? Fill out a student testimonial for us. Give us your feedback and any success stories! Make sure to follow us on Instagram and post a before and after photo and tag @fiucareer.

LinkedIn Headshots

Have a LinkedIn account and not a professional picture? Do you want to make sure you are presenting yourself and your brand in the best way possible? Then attend a LinkedIn Headshot Session at one of the three CTD locations. We look forward to seeing you and helping YOU stand out in your professional branding.

LinkedIn Headshots opportunities are held throughout each semester. Please visit Handshake for a list of upcoming dates.