The Molm Family Gator Career Closet
The Molm Family Gator Career Closet alleviates the financial strain of purchasing professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and the workplace. Students who come to the closet can obtain free professional attire to help them look and feel their best. This service is available to all University of Florida students with a valid UF ID and UF alumni up to one year after graduation.
When you visit the career closet you will find gender neutral and inclusive styles, to make the closet a welcoming environment to all UF students.
Our trained staff are always open to provide individualized coaching on your clothing needs and style preferences upon request.
Fall and Spring Boutique Hours
Monday through Thursday
10am – 2pm
- Closed during University breaks and holidays
For accommodations, please contact the closet to make an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional headshots are provided outside the Molm Family Gator Career by appointment only. Login to Gator CareerLink to find the next available timeslot. Photos will take approximately 2 weeks to be delivered to students ufl email address.
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 CareerCloset@ufsa.ufl.edu.
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.
THE MOLM FAMILY CAREER CAREER CLOSET AND COVID-19
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
How to Support the Molm Family Career Closet
Since its inception, the Closet has helped over 2,457 students annually with professional clothing needs.
Students who utilize the closet are able to receive up to one full professional clothing outfit per semester. So your help in keeping our inventory stocked is greatly appreciated.
The Molm Family Gator Career Closet accepts donations of new and gently used professional clothing and accessories. Please ensure all donations come to the closet clean, washed, or dry cleaned. Clothes can arrive to the Closet for donation during regular closet hours, in open bags and neatly folded. To donate, bring your gently used, and neatly folded clean clothes, in an open bag to the front desk at the Career Connections Center, or feel free to stop by the Closet yourself and drop them off with us! We are happy to help and thankful for your donations. The Molm Family Gator Career Closet is located on the Ground Floor of the Reitz Union, with the entrance located in the breezeway outside the Wells Fargo and Hotel entrance.
While we happily accept all business professional and casual styles, our recurring needs are masculine and feminine blazers, tops and pants in smaller and medium sizes. In addition, we also accept in-kind and monetary donations to support dry-cleaning services.
- suits and individual blazers, sizes 28-40
- pants, sizes 28-32
- Shoes, 10 – 11
- pant, sizes 0-4, 20
- suits, 0-6, 10
- Shoes, sizes 5-6, 11-12
Please contact Careercloset@ufsa.ufl.edu for more information.