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MSU faculty and staff compete in Suit Bank Showdown

Morehead State University’s Office of Career Services helps Eagle students and alumni get a leg up in the job market by offering everything from resume guidance to mock job interviews to career counseling. For one of the office’s services, MSU faculty and staff across campus took part in a friendly competition to make sure Eagles could suit up. 

Career Services organized the Suit Bank Showdown, a friendly competition where teams of faculty and staff compete to see who can contribute the most business professional clothing to the Suit Bank. The Suit Bank provides business apparel to students and alumni at no charge and is maintained by the Office of Career Services. The Graduate School is the winner of the 2018 Suit Bank Showdown.  
Graduate School Staff
The competition was held throughout the month of November. MSU faculty and staff donated new or used business attire for the competition and each type of garment was assigned a specific number of points. The Graduate School accumulated the highest point total. Other participants included: Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education; the Office of Career Services; MSU Volleyball; the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminology; the Department of Foundational and Graduate Studies in Education; the Educational Opportunity Center; the Office of Alumni Relations and Development; the Department of Communication, Media and Languages; the Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies and Legal Studies; the Department of English; the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology; the Office of Student Housing; the Office of Information Technology; the Division of Student Affairs; and the Office of the President.  

Clothes from the bank are used for interviews, networking events, internships, presentations and conferences. Interim Director of Career Services Megan Boone was grateful for the donated items and knows they will go a long way to helping Eagles put their best foot forward in their career endeavors. 

“Having access to free professional clothing ensures that MSU students and alumni are able to look their best and make a positive impression as they enter the professional world,” she said. 
Donations are welcome at any time and can be dropped off at the Office of Career Services, located on the ground floor of the Camden-Carroll Library. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Donations to the Suit Bank are tax deductible.  

For more information on the Office of Career Services, call 606-783-2233, email or visit
Pictured, from left to right: Haley Murphy, career coach for the Office of Career Services, Dr. Susan Maxey, director of graduate programs, Ollie Floyd, graduate advising center coordinator, Gera Jones, graduate programs completion coordinator, and Michelle Emrick, graduate admissions specialist.