SUU Helps Students Dress For Success

Professional Closet is the first in Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) Southern Utah University is making sure their students are dressed to impressed with a new program that launched Friday. 
 
The Professional Closet is believed to be the first of its kind in Utah. 
 
For an interview, internship or event, SUU will rent out the clothes that can be hard to find and afford in Cedar City.
 
"You're expected to dress for the part," Ayleen Perry said. 
 
Forty-five students have paid internships at the State Capitol, working alongside Utah's lawmakers.
 
"Talking about what they need in the way of clothing, their eyes just got bigger and bigger. You could see where they weren't prepared to have several suits to take up to the capitol," Law said, executive director of Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics and Public Service. 
 
"I feel like graduate students, seniors, upper classmen, really anybody [can use it]. This is perfect," Anu Au said, graduate student. 
 
The professional closet is stocked with donations from the SUU community.  Staff will advise students on what works and what doesn't for their specific event.  
 
"Dressing professionally to an interview or to a special event makes you feel like you belong there, like you're capable of being there," Perry said. 
 
The price for renting the clothing ranges from $3 to $5.
 
For those wishing to donate, items can be taken to the Leavitt Center (SC 112) or the Career Center (SC 204) at Southern Utah University.

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