Newly-Established Bogey's Career Closet Helps Students Prepare for Success

(LEBANON, Ill., August 30, 2021) – McKendree University is proud to announce the recent opening of Bogey’s Career Closet, a program established by the University’s Career Services and the School of Business that allows currently enrolled McKendree students to select business attire donated by faculty, staff, students, alumni and community residents. The name derives from the school’s mascot, Bogey the Bearcat, and is slated to open Friday, Oct. 1.

The goal of Bogey’s Career Closet is to help students prepare for success by providing them with business attire to use for networking events, career fairs, interviews and other professional events. These items are new or gently used, up to date and brought in laundered or dry cleaned for students in need to use.

“Research shows that it only takes a few seconds for someone to form an impression of an individual and decide if they could be a good fit for their organization, even before they have the opportunity to speak,” said Jennifer Pickerell, director of Career Services. “It is for this reason that we opened Bogey’s Career Closet – to provide students with the attire that they need to help them look and feel their best as they enter the next stage in their lives.”

Bogey’s Career Closet is open by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. To schedule an appointment, students will need to email Career Services at and bring their student ID with them at their allotted time.

Additionally, Bogey’s Career Closet operates through donations and will accept new or gently used items including suits for men and women, dress shirts and blouses, dress pants, contemporary suit jackets or blazers, skirts, closed-toed dress shoes, ties, belts, portfolios and other accessories. Members of the University or community can bring these items to the Career Services office in Clark Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.