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Phi Beta Lambda 'suiting up' students for job interviews

February 25, 2019

A Heartland Community College student group is helping their fellow students look the part for a prospective job or professional internship.

Phi Beta Lambda, Heartland’s student business organization, has created the “Suit Up Closet,” a resource for students to grab the business-appropriate attire they might be lacking for an interview or internship opportunity.

The aim of the Suit Up Closet is to give students more support as they take the next step into the professional world.

“In the past we had a ‘Suit Up’ event that lasted two days,” said PBL faculty advisor Linda Lambert. “It has been a goal of Phi Beta Lambda to find a room on campus that would have business clothing available to students when they needed it. With a central location inside the Heartland Library we are hoping this will be an ongoing project that will grow according to student needs.”

Students can find a range of clothing including men’s and women’s suits and also accessories such as ties and belts that would augment what they might already have to create a professional look.

Collecting clothes donations is an ongoing task for PBL students. The effort to stock the closet also extends to business casual attire and with the large Health Sciences student body at Heartland, the Suit Up Closet is also collecting scrubs for students who may need them for internships.

Anyone wishing to contribute to the Suit Up Closet can bring gently used or new clothing donations to the Heartland Normal Campus, Student Commons Building Room 1511 during regular Library hours.

Written by: Steve Fast