Let us Help you Dress for Success!

First impressions definitely count- especially when you are hunting for a job, preparing to attend your graduation ceremony, or participating in a conference or event!  It’s always important to look neat and professional.  Of course, dressing in conservative, professional business attire is always an important part of interview preparation.  You’ll look good, and feed confident too! 

But, we know that professional business clothing is expensive, and that purchasing it may put a big strain on your budget- especially while you are still in school or just recently graduated.  Let the Career Development Center help you out if this is true for you! 

Dress for Success, a partnership between the Career Development Center and the Leadership Highlands Class of 2012 provides free business clothing and accessories (donated by SFSC staff and faculty and members of our community) for individuals who meet these eligibility criteria:

  1. You must be a current SFSC student or SFSC graduate, be referred by the Veteran’s Services staff at CareerSource Heartland, or be referred by the Women’s Safe House staff.
  2. If you are a student you must be eligible for, or receiving, some form of financial aid.
  3. If you are a student you must be referred to Dress for Success by an SFSC advisor or counselor, program director, staff, or faculty member. 

Interested individuals need to contact the Career Development Center to make an appointment to select clothing from our Dress for Success boutique The boutique is located in a quiet, private area of the campus and it has dressing rooms to help you select clothing that best fits. Our inventor of clothing and accessories is very large, and covers a wide range of sizes, styles ranging from business casual to business professional, and includes attire for both men and women. 

Although our clothing inventory changes constantly we typically have a selection of these items on hand- all clean and in good repair:

  • Men’s and ladies suits and blazers or sport coats.
  • Men’s dress shirts and conservative golf/polo shirts.
  • Ladies blouses, sweaters and cardigans, and skirts.
  • Men’s and ladies dress slacks and dress casual (“docker-style”) slacks.
  • Ties, scarves, belts, purses, briefcases and portfolios.
  • Hospital scrubs and lab coats.
  • Work-appropriate shoes. 

Clothing items and accessories are yours to keep.

Get started today by contacting the Career Development Center! 

·         Call 863-784-7410 to schedule an appointment,

·         Email us at careercenterjobsearch@southflorida.edu, or

·         Visit our office at the Highlands Campus (Building B, Room 111). 

 Most services are available to students and to the general public. All services are free.