First Impressions provides Central Michigan University students with free professional attire for interviews, job fairs, and other professional events. This resource helps students make a positive first impression in both their classrooms and careers. All CMU students are eligible to apply and can request clothing by filling out a request form and indicating why business attire is requested.


First Impressions is hosting an open house in the U.C. Rotunda on March 26th from 1:00pm-5:00pm. During the open house we will be taking 15-minute appointments to fit you for professional clothing that you get to keep for FREE! To sign up, please follow the instructions below;

  1. Go to https://cmich.joinhandshake.com
  2. Sign in with your Global ID and password
  3. Click on "Career Center" in the top right corner and then "appointments"
  4. Click "schedule an appointment" and select "First Impressions Open House"
  5. From there you will be able to set up a 15 minute time slot

Store Hours & Location - Starts Tuesday, January 16th:

  • Bovee University Center 117
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1-4 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday: 12-3 PM

Donation Center Drop-Off & Location:

  • Career Services (Ronan Hall 240)  
  • Monday-Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM

Contact Us: 989-774-2014 / firstimpression@cmich.edu

STAFF ADVISOR:  ERICA O'TOOLE (palen1ea@cmich.edu)


ALICIA JOHNSON (johns55a@cmich.edu)

HOLLY CONNER (conne1hm@cmich.edu)