Women's Interview Closet

Women’s Interview Closet at PSC

Employers evaluate professional appearance as well as résumé qualifications in employee hiring decisions. PSC women students seeking jobs often lack the professional apparel needed to make a positive impression during an interview. PSC understands these challenges, and initiated a new effort to assist female student job seekers.

The Women’s Interview Closet at PSC was established to help make the task of dressing professionally for an interview more cost effective for the female students at PSC. PSC employees and generous community members have donated apparel to the Women’s Interview Closet, which is located in the A.L.L.U.R.E. (Academy for Lifelong Learning Upcycle and Recycle Exchange) store, located at 410 Ashland in Chicago Heights. View Google map.

Working through PSC’s Career Development Department, qualified PSC women job seekers may receive a voucher that will permit them to obtain one interview outfit from A.L.L.U.R.E.

To qualify, students must be enrolled at PSC and meet with a member of Career Development Services for:

  • résumé assistance, critique, and final draft approval;
  • a mock interview; and
  • interview attire consultation.

Voucher recipient accepts responsibility to:

  • select business apparel for her personal use only during employment seeking and work;
  • "pay it forward" with two hours of volunteer service to a non-profit she chooses (including school, church or faith community, food pantry, on campus, or at a social service agency);
  • when employed, consider donating a household or apparel item to ALLURE to help others, as her circumstances may permit; and
  • respect store hours and follow its procedures

Women’s Interview Closet at PSC

For more information on how to qualify for a voucher, contact Tanya Norfleet, coordinator, Student Career Development Center, at (708) 709-3755 or tnorfleet@prairiestate.edu.

PSC continues to accept donations to the Women’s Interview Closet.

  • Donors are welcome to drop off items (including men’s and children’s apparel, and household items) at A.L.L.U.R.E.  Donors should check store hours in advance.
  • Future drop off dates at the PSC main campus will be announced as they are established.

For more information on how to donate items to the Women’s Interview Closet, contact Cathy Killian Kloss, director, development and special projects at (708) 709-3944 or ckloss@prairiestate.edu.