Commodore Closet Application and Permission Form 2019-2020 

Are you in need of professional attire for an upcoming interview, Career Fair, or other professional development experience, but have financial concerns?

Qualifications: You must be a current junior or senior and have financial need based on records with the Office of Student Financial Services.

What is expected of me? You can pick up the card & packet at the Career Center. Within a week of purchasing your outfit, turn in all receipts to the Career Center, write a thank-you note to the donor (may be anonymous if preferred), and then give the note to the Career Center in person or electronically. If submitting via email send to cathy.weisbrodt@vanderbilt.edu.

Please note: The card will not affect your financial aid, but you may need to complete a Form 1099 for income tax purposes. We have a limited supply of cards due to funding. Please allow up to 10 business days from your time of request to receive your card. Stop by or email cathy.weisbrodt@vanderbilt.edu for more information.

 “I write you with immense gratitude. I received my gift card two days before a job fair I was rushing to prepare for and was able to select and tailor a suit in time to make the ultimate first impression. As a young professional applying for positions alongside seasoned vets, I’ll take any boost in confidence I can get, and my new outfit provided a substantial one. I hope this program continues, and I hope to one day make my own contribution.”

“I wanted to thank you for donating to the Vanderbilt Commodore Closet. As a senior embarking on the job search, the interview process is always intimidating, but as a foster child without the guidance or financial means that my peers seek from their parents, it’s absolutely terrifying. Now knowing that I can walk confidently and proudly, into an interview looking my best, gives me faith that I will perform as suavely as I will look. I quite literally would have had no way to afford a suit otherwise – your support means more than you could possibly know. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Special thanks to our alumni & parents who have contributed to the Commodore Closet! 

If you’re interested in supporting the Commodore Closet fund, please contact Cathy Weisbrodt at cathy.weisbrodt@vanderbilt.edu.

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