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WVU’s Statler College opens Career Closet

Ribbon cutting at Statler Career Closet

Garrett Sollon, Alexa Anderson and Bailey White join WVU President Gordon Gee at the ribbon cutting for the Career Closet at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. 

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What’s the news?

The Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources has opened the first Career Closet at West Virginia University. Engineering students can now obtain business attire on campus when needed thanks to generous donations from WVU faculty, staff, alumni, students and members of the community. WVU hopes to expand this to the entire campus in the near future. 

Quotes and Comments:

“While taking (Engineering 101), I had to do a series of presentations that required me to wear at least business casual attire. All throughout high school, I never needed to dress up for any presentation, so this was very new to me. Since I was already at school, I had to scavenge up whatever money I could to purchase some professional clothing.” — Garrett Sollon, petroleum and natural gas engineering student

“Employers expect students to have polished suits and résumés, and this new service will ensure that all students, regardless of their financial situation, will have access to professional attire.” — Sarah Glenn, associate director of employer relations for WVU’s Career Services Center

Target Audiences:

Students who need business attire for presentations or job interviews

Members of the public who want to donate their gently-used business attire

Potential employers


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Contact: Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources