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Clark College News and Events


March 31, 2010

For Immediate Release

For additional information: 

Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of
Communications and Marketing Telephone:  360-992-2921

E-mail:  bkerr@clark.edu
      

Clark College Helps Students
Dress for Success

 

From April 12-27, Clark College will accept clothing donations to help Clark students as they take the next step from education to the workplace

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Imagine that you’re about to graduate from college and have lined up your first job interviews.  You have a resume and you’re eager to succeed.  But you’re nervous because you don’t have appropriate business clothing to help you make a good impression.

From April 12-27, Clark College will accept clothing donations for the 2010 Career Clothing Closet. 

For the past six years, the Clark College Career Clothing Closet has supported students’ efforts to further their career and educational goals by providing them with professional clothing for job interviews, scholarship interviews, and other occasions requiring appropriate attire.  During the past two years, the Career Clothing Closet has helped nearly 700 Clark students dress for success.

Donations are accepted weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Career and Employment Services office, located in room 108 of Gaiser Hall on the college’s main campus.  Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.  Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps.

Organizers say that donors should think about clothing that they would feel comfortable wearing on an interview yourself.  According to Jody Shulnak, Service-Learning & Volunteer Program Manager at the college, “We’re asking that all donations be in excellent condition and ready for use.  In other words, that they’re laundered or dry-cleaned and ironed.  We are accepting clothing for both men and women.  If the size of the garment is not clearly marked, please label the item with the size.  A small slip of paper with the size can be put on the garment with a safety pin.” 

Shulnak adds, “If you have spare hangers -- especially those with clips for slacks and skirts -- we would love to have them.”

Tax receipts will be available for donors.  To donate clothes or for more information, call 360-992-2902 or send an e-mail to service_learning@clark.edu.

About the Clark College Career Clothing Closet

The 2010 Clark College Career Clothing Closet will open its doors to Clark College students on April 29 and 30, providing one free outfit per person.

Dates, times and locations are as follows:

Thursday, April 29

Clark College Main Campus
Penguin Union Building 258 B & C

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday, April 30

Clark College Main Campus
Penguin Union Building 258 B & C

9 a.m. to noon

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  The 2010 Clark College Career Clothing Closet will be held in connections with “Career Days” at the college from May 4-6.  Information about that community event will be unveiled in mid-April.

 

 
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