Career Center

Suit Up Event Measurements

 

It is important to dress for success!

Whether it's for an interview for a full-time position or internship, a career fair, or an evening networking event - it's important to dress the part. 
This means you will dress business professional/business casual (see examples below) for career fairs, interviews, and other interactions with employers. 
Even if you plan to go into a field that doesn't require a business suit or blazer on the job every day - having a clean, basic suit will always come in handy!

UNCW Pop Up Career Closet
Free professional attire for UNCW Seahawks  


UNCW Career Closet

Free professional attire for UNCW Seahawks

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The Career Closet was developed to provide a FREE way for UNCW students to obtain business professional/business casual attire. All clothing will come from donations given by members of the UNCW and Wilmington community. In addition to providing clothing, we will also offer tips and interviewing advice at the UNCW Career Center to help build your professional brand.

For Students
Fall 2022 Pop Up Career Closet
Date and Time: TBA

For Donors
We will begin accepting donations for the Fall Pop Up Career Closet on August 1st
If you have new or used/lightly worn clothing, please donate them to the Career Center (2035 Fisher University Union) on or before Monday September 19, 2022.

We ask that clothes be:

  • Washed or Dry Cleaned
  • Folded or on hangers
  • Not in plastic bags (we will gladly return any boxes or hangers, just be sure to leave your contact information)

Items needed:

  • Mens clothing (all sizes)
  • Womens clothing (all sizes)
  • Gender neutral clothing (all sizes)
  • Shoes and belts accepted and must be pre-cleaned and gently used

For questions, contact Nadirah Pippen pippenn@uncw.edu / 910-962-3174

JCPenney Suit-Up Event

September 18th, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm

Located at the JCPenney within the Independence Mall. Swing by the Career Center to get an in-store coupon to use on your next trip to JCPenney. 

Each semester, the Career Center partners with JCPenney for an exclusive shopping event for UNCW students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Professional attire, including suits, tops, pants, shoes, bags, etc. up to 60% off with additional sales and discounts! 

 

Online shopping options are also available!

Shop online here: https://www.jcpenney.com/m/suit-up-view-all

 


Professional Attire on a Budget

The Career Center staff hear from our students that finding affordable and professional attire for an interview causes additional pressure leading up to the big meeting. So, our team ventured to two stores in Wilmington to showcase professional attire at the stores you already love!

Business Professional & Interview Attire

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: Target
Blazer: $34.99
Pants: $24.99
Shoes: $29.99

CODarkGreySuit

Store: JCPenney
Suit: Sale Price $75.99 
Tie: $14.99
Shoes: $44.99

 

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: JCPenney
Top: $29.99
Pants: Sale Price $25
Shoes: Sale Price $33

CODarkGreySuit 

Store: JCPenney
Suit: Sale Price $75.99 
Tie: $14.99
Shoes: $44.99

Business Casual

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: JCPenney
Top: $28.99
Pants: $25.99
Shoes: $29.99

CODarkGreySuit

Store: JCPenney
Suit: Sale Price $75.99 
Tie: $14.99
Shoes: $44.99

 

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: Target
Top: $17.99
Pants: $24.99
Shoes: $24.99

CODarkGreySuit

Store: Target
Top: $24.99
Pants: $24.99
Shoes: $27.99

 

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: Target
Top: $17.99
Pants: $25.99
Shoes: $34.99

CODarkGreySuit

Store: Target
Top: $24.99
Pants: $23.99
Shoes: $34.99

Casual

JPBlkWhitePants

Store: Target
Top: $17.99
Pants: $27.99
Shoes:$34.99

CODarkGreySuit

Store: JCPenney
Dress: Sale Price $45
Shoes: $24.99