Career Closet

The Career Closet in Career Management at USC Upstate was made possible by an initial grant and continuous support from Enterprise Holdings, as well as other forms of support from donors such as Master’s Mark Dry Cleaning and Price’s Store for Men.

It is our goal in Career Management to help all of our students dress for success. We hope that students will see the Career Closet as another resource to aid them in preparation for our Internship Fairs, Career Expos, as well as Interviews off of campus. It is open to all students and alumni, whether they need a complete suit, shirt, belt, tie or shoes. We can assist them with as much or little as they need.

For free professional attire, students should contact us at or 864-503-5993 to make an appointment to visit our Career Closet.

Dressing for Success

Student wanting to know how to dress should see our Dress for Success guide. Generally, you’ll want to be in business casual for your day-to-day work. For interviews, career fairs, or special work occasions business formal is more appropriate. When in doubt, the one outfit which will work for anyone in virtually any situation is a white or blue button-down shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

Business Casual

Appropriate casual dress typically includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or blouse, open-collar or polo shirt, a dress or skirt at knee-length or below, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot.

Business Casual Is

  • Collard button down shirts or tucked in
  • Blouses or shirts with a conservative cut
  • Sweaters or cardigans
  • Khaki or dark pants with a belt
  • Skirts or dresses that fall below the fingertips

Business Casual Is NOT

  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Gym/athletic attire
  • Jeans
  • Shorts

Business Formal

The professional standard is to wear a two-piece matching suite, in grey, navy, or black.

Business Formal Is

  • Matching Suite
  • Dark Colors
  • Closed-toe shoe/low heel
  • Button down shirt
  • Formal blouse

Business Formal is NOT

  • Open-toe shoes
  • Khaki pants
  • Short sleeve jackets
  • Low-cut clothing

Additional Resources

More information about the USC Upstate Career Closet: Career Closet Donation Form PDF Document

Spartanburg Herald Journal: Donations help start Career Closet for grads 

USC Upstate News: Grant Money, Partnership Will Help to Start Career Closet at USC Upstate