Elevate Your Professional Presence with Our Career Closet and LinkedIn-Ready Headshots!

As college students, we understand the importance of making a strong first impression in the professional world. Whether you’re attending career fairs, networking events, or preparing your LinkedIn profile, presenting yourself with confidence and professionalism is essential. The Gateway Career Center is excited to offer two fantastic resources that will help you elevate your professional presence: the Career Closet and our state-of-the-art Professional Photo Studio for LinkedIn headshots.

The Career Closet: The Career Closet is a unique initiative designed to support students in their pursuit of professional success. We recognize that building a professional wardrobe can be costly, and not all students have access to the resources they need. Our Career Closet offers a wide range of professional attire, including shirts, pants, skirts, dresses, blazers, belts, ties, and shoes. Whether you need an outfit for an interview, a career fair, or an important networking event, our Career Closet is here to help.  

How It Works:

  • Visit our Career Closet, located in the Career Center. Browse through our collection of high-quality, gently-used professional attire in various styles and sizes.
  • Select the items that fit your style and try them on in one of our private rooms. Our staff is available to provide advice and help you find the perfect ensemble.
  • Once you’ve found your ideal outfit, use it for the occasion at no cost. We believe that every student should have the opportunity to dress their best without financial barriers. After your event, KEEP the items to use again!

Professional Photo Studio for LinkedIn Headshots: A great LinkedIn profile picture is an essential part of building your professional brand. It’s the first visual impression potential networking contacts, employers, or recruiters will have of you, so it’s crucial to present yourself in the best light. Our Professional Photo Studio is equipped with modern photography equipment, expert lighting, and a professional backdrop to help you capture a headshot that exudes professionalism and confidence.

  • The Professional Photo Studio is located within the Career Center, making it easy for you to schedule a session between classes or during a break.
  • We believe that access to professional headshots shouldn’t break the bank or be intimidating. Our photo studio is a free, self-service resource that is available to use Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm, by appointment.

How to book an appointment:

Stop into the 2nd floor in Hogg Hall, call us at (610) 330-5115, or email us at careers@lafayette.edu to book an appointment.

At the Gateway Career Center, we are committed to equipping you with the tools and resources necessary for professional success. Take advantage of these incredible resources and empower yourself to present your professional best. Visit Gateway today and let us help you put your best foot forward on your career journey!

*Please note: Hogg Hall is not an accessible building and does not have an elevator.  If you need an accommodation, please contact the Gateway Career Center at 610-330-5115 for assistance.

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Gateway Career Center