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Dress to Impress


Donations of gently used men’s and women’s professional clothing are still being accepted for the tenth annual Dress to Impress event at Missouri Southern State University.

The event – sponsored by MSSU’s Career Services office allows students to start or expand their professional wardrobe to prepare for the upcoming Spring Career Fair and their careers.

“People can bring clothing and other items directly to Career Services in Hearnes Hall.” said Alex Gandy, director of Career Services.

“Clothing in medium or large sizes is always needed. We ran out of those sizes last year. Jewelry and shoes are always a big need, as they can be relatively expensive for students. Financial donations are also welcome. Last year, we used funds that were donated to purchase gift cards for students to use.”

Another important element essential to the success of Dress to Impress are volunteers, said Gandy.

“Our volunteer shoppers are so important,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for mentoring and coaching"

The one-day event will be on Wednesday, February 28th, in Billingsly Student Center’s Connor Ballroom.

“Helping students understand what an employer is expecting in terms of professional dress in the workplace," said Gandy.

Donations can be delivered to Missouri Southern State University, Spiva Library Rm 413 through Monday, February 26th.


Those interested in volunteering to help set up for the event (sorting clothes, organizing donations, setting up the shopping area) can sign up here:

Set-Up Volunteer

Those interested in volunteering to help the day of the event (assisting students, coaching related to professional dress, etc.) can sign up here:

Day of Volunteer