The Molm Family Gator Career Closet
Career Closet StatementThe Molm Family Gator Career Closet is by appointment only for the Fall 2020 semester.
To schedule an appointment please log into your Gator CareerLink account and select “Request a Molm Family Gator Career Closet Consultation” on the right-hand side.
We are sharing information we know about COVID-19 and its impact on clothing and our process for handling and cleaning items. All clothing items in the Molm Family Gator Career Closet have been cleaned and sanitized through the highest standards possible. As an extra precaution, all items sent to dry cleaning have been processed through ozone which disinfects and deodorizes the garments.
Items that cannot be sent to dry cleaning have been sprayed down with a disinfectant deodorizer that is designed to kill germs, bacteria, mold, fungus, and mildew.
As a campus resource, students’ health and well-being is our top priority. Please check back periodically for updates. If you have questions regarding the Molm Family Gator Career Closet, please email CareerCloset@ufsa.ufl.edu.
The Molm Family Gator Career Closet alleviates the financial strain of purchasing professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. This service is available to all University of Florida students with a valid UF ID and UF alumni up to one year after graduation. Since its inception, the Closet has helped over 2,457 students annually with professional clothing needs.
Students will find some of the following items in the closet: suits, blazers, dress pants, professional skirts, heels, dress shoes, flats, belts, ties, scarves, jewelry, blouses, cardigans, and button-down shirts.
Professional headshots are offered by a student volunteer photographer through the Closet. Headshots are taken in the Molm Family Gator Career Closet lobby on the ground floor of the Career Connections Center. Times are listed below and are subject to change.
Closet and Headshot Hours
- Tuesday and Thursday 12– 2 p.m. by appointment only
- Login to Gator CareerLink to schedule an appointment
- Open during University academic sessions
- Closed during University breaks and holidays
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 attire during your interview or first day at a new job, please visit us in the Closet, or email Jessica Phillipe.
Career Closet Testimonials
It helped me feel confident meeting recruiters and not worry about finding clothing to wear.
The Molm Gator Career Closet has helped me to present myself in a professional manner, which has allowed my ideas and passion to shine through.
I borrowed a three-piece suit for a Lockheed Martin interview. I got the job.
I was able to confidently apply for the conference knowing I wouldn't have to worry about my outfit.
How to Support the Molm Family Career Closet
The Molm Family Gator Career Closet accepts donations of new and gently used professional clothing and accessories. In addition, we also accept in-king and monetary donations to support dry-cleaning services.
Please contact Jessica Phillipe at JPhillipe@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information.
- dress pants
- professional skirts
- dress shoes
- button-down shirts