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RAMS Career Closet

The Career Closet provides students with business and casual clothes for interviews, career fairs, formal events, or any career-related functions, both on and off campus. The Career Closet is available to all Winston-Salem State University students seeking to expand their professional wardrobe. These items, donated by faculty, staff, alumni, families, community members or businesses, enable students to make the best possible impression and feel confident during a professional meeting.

Donald Julian Reeves (DJR) Student Activities Center, 2nd floor, Room 202
Monday – Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. during the academic year.
Hours may vary during the breaks.

The Closet is by also available by appointment throughout the summer and winter breaks. Call 336-750-3240 to schedule a visit during the breaks or submit a meeting request in WSSU CAREERLink.

Career Closet Logo


Students Seeking Professional Attire

Students are encouraged to stop by the Student Resource Center to look through the many options at a pace that best suits them in a zero pressure, judgment free zone. Need help finding items? Staff are available to assist. Items are available on a first-come, first-served basis and specific items may not be available. Common clothing closet items include:

  • Belts
  • Blazers
  • Blouses
  • Dresses
  • Dress Pants
  • Jewelry
  • Handbags
  • Dress Shirts
  • Professional Footwear
  • Slacks
  • Suits
  • Neck Ties


Appropriate items for donation include business suits, blazers, dress shirts, blouses, professional slacks, skirts, and ties. Items need to be appropriate for career fairs, interviews, and professional work environments. All donation items must be cleaned appropriately. Items with any damages and items without sizes clearly labeled will not be accepted.  Damaged or dirty clothing items and items without sizes clearly labeled will not be accepted.

Donations are tax deductible, and a receipt will be provided upon request. The donor is responsible for determining the value of their donation.

Financial Support

While the Career Closet relies primarily on donations of appropriate clothing, financial support enables the Career Development Services department to purchase items that are in greatest demand. Monetary donations will be managed through CDS Career Closet Foundation.

To donate, please visit WSSU Donate Now page, click on Donate Now, go to Department-Operations  tab and select “CDS Career Closet”.

For information regarding our closet and how you can contribute, please contact us at Thank for your contributions!