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Students dress for success at Raiders’ Closet opening (+VIDEO)

Fall fashions for the business-conscious job interviewer were on display at the fall 2013 grand opening of Raiders’ Closet, held Sept. 20 in Room S130A of MTSU’s Business and Aerospace Building.

Watch a video of the grand opening below.

Raiders’ Closet contains suits, dresses, slacks, blouses, ties, scarves and shoes for students to wear as they search for work.

Click on the flier above for a printable PDF with more details on donating clothing and funds to Raiders’ Closet.

“Predominantly, we’re looking for styles that young people would wear during professional interviews for postgraduate jobs,” said Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb, a professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship  at MTSU who is an expert on business etiquette and comportment. She came up with the idea for the project.

Not only are donations of dry-cleaned men’s and women’s clothing welcome, but Raiders’ Closet also has a new MTSU Foundation account to accept monetary contributions.

Raiders’ Closet is open from 2 to 4 each Friday in Room S130A of the Business and Aerospace Building. Students may keep the clothing they intend to wear to job interviews — and their new jobs.

Donations of clothing and funds donations may be made to Jaye Kiblinger in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship office, Room N429, anytime Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Donors can arrange to drop off new or like-new, thoroughly cleaned, professional clothing and accessories in the semicircle at the north side of the Business and Aerospace Building by calling Kiblinger in advance at 615-898-2902.

“We’re not accepting things you would take to Goodwill just to clean out your closet,” Hembry-Grubb said when Raiders’ Closet launched in January. “We want our MTSU graduates to come out of here looking professional.”

For more information, contact Hemby-Grubb at 615-898-1369 or virginia.hemby-grubb@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

Dr. Virginia Hemby-Grubb, a professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship at MTSU, sorts clothes Sept. 20 during the Raiders’ Closet fall grand opening in Room 130A of the Business and Aerospace Building. (MTSU photos by Andy Heidt)

Jaye Kiblinger, left, executive aide in MTSU’s Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, and Carlos Coronel, director of the computer lab in the Jones College of Business, sort clothes Sept. 20 during the fall grand opening of the Raiders’ Closet.


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