Dress for Success


When it comes to your career, the Toppel Career Center is here to help you every step of the way, and that includes professional dress!

Your outfit choice for an interview or typical workday will vary based on industry and even company. But in most cases, you will be better off dressing professionally than being underdressed. We urge you to do your research on your specific industry and organization to understand the attire trends of that field.

The Toppel Career Center is committed to helping students obtain affordable professional attire through our various partnerships with Hyde, JCPenney, and Dress for Success/Suited for Success.

Sebastian’s Closet 2.0 with Hyde

The Toppel Career Center has partnered with Hyde to bring you Sebastian’s Closet 2.0! Through this partnership, students can speak with one of Hyde’s expert stylists, receive professional guidance on what to wear for interviews and events, and then get an entire outfit delivered straight to their door. Students now have access to affordable professional and casual attire that they can keep for 30 days, with no pressure to buy anything. Most importantly, students can rent suitable clothing options for interviews or internships for 30 days and then send them back or keep what they love for a discounted price. Shipping (both ways) and dry cleaning are complimentary. Let Hyde worry about your outfit so you can focus your attention on what really matters, nailing the next interview, internship, or scholarship.

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JCPenney Suit-Up

The JCPenney Suit-Up event takes place each semester and provides current students & alumni with high-quality professional clothing. With JCPenney Suit-up, you can get discounted items such as suits, dress shirts, dresses, ties, belts, dress socks, dress shoes, handbags, and much more! To participate, you must use the latest coupon code which can be applied to a variety of professional attire and accessories. The latest Suit-Up information and coupon code can be found on Handshake.

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Dress for Success/Suited for Success

Dress for Success/Suited for Success is a local organization that provides free professional attire to those experiencing financial hardship. The Toppel Career Center can refer students to receive attire with at least three days’ notice of needing the items. Students must also be able to transport themselves to their downtown Miami location to obtain the items. Please email us if you would like to be referred.

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Free Wardrobe Consultations Provided by Hyde

Adjusting your wardrobe for the workplace can be challenging, but Hyde makes fashion easy and accessible. Use this link to take advantage of a free 15-minute wardrobe consultation with a professional stylist to help you dress your best for your next interview or event.

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Professional Headshot Photo Booth

The Toppel Career Center offers professional headshots! Once you’ve suited up, you can stop by our self-service professional headshot photo booth, any time Monday – Friday from 8:30 AM – 5 PM to take your headshot with no appointment needed. The headshot photo booth is offered to all UM students (undergraduate and graduate), as well as to UM faculty, staff, and alumni.