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Ribbon Cut on New Fluor-Sponsored Cullen College Career Closet

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Laurie Fickman
From left, Janice Quiroz Perez, director of the Engineering Career Service Center, and Fluor rep Allison Welch check out the new closet
From left, Janice Quiroz Perez, director of the Engineering Career Service Center, and Fluor rep Allison Welch check out the new closet

Just yesterday it seemed to be an empty office space you probably ignored as you walked off the elevator on the third floor of the Cullen College of Engineering Building Two. What a difference a day – and the Engineering Career Services Center – can make. Now, with the support of Fluor Corporation, the transformed space is a filled-up closet, ready to offer engineering students the finest apparel for interviews, career fairs and work-related mixers, where they might need to dress to the nines but don’t even have that much of a budget.

“Every year we give an annual donation to the University of Houston and this is such a unique idea. It was something that the students wanted and when we heard students might need clothes to help get jobs, we thought it was a wonderful idea,” said Allison Welch, Fluor project manager, executive sponsor of the company’s partnership with UH and UH engineering alumnus.

This is the second such closet opened on the UH campus. In March the first closet opened for campus-wide use in the Student Service Center 1.

When the ribbon was cut on the engineering closet, the door was opened to reveal a beautiful selection of men’s and women’s suits, shoes and accessories. Eventually the closet will take donations and alumni seem especially excited to help.

“We’ve had a lot of alumni express their interest in giving to the closet so students can have access to the professional wardrobe they need,” said Russell Dunlavy, chief advancement officer at the Cullen College.

See more photos of the ribbon cutting and closet here.

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