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interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 14:16
Hi folks,
What are you planning to wear to your b-school interviews? Are suits the way to go? Something less formal? Does it matter if the interview is on campus or off?

I realize that for recruiting events w/ companies, suits are the way to go. I'm just not sure how that extends to school interviews... :)


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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 14:21
ac8706 wrote:
Hi folks,
What are you planning to wear to your b-school interviews? Are suits the way to go? Something less formal? Does it matter if the interview is on campus or off?

I realize that for recruiting events w/ companies, suits are the way to go. I'm just not sure how that extends to school interviews... :)


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if you are interviewing on campus, definitely dress formal in a suit. otherwise you should try to match your interviewer... if it is an interview at a workplace during the workweek, go formal. if it is during the weekend at a cafe, business casual should be fine.
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 15:23
I would go with a suit just in case...there was a discussion on what women should wear since it was a little more specific.
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 18:43
thanks all! I saw the thread of women's business attire but I didn't see any posts on interviews for school - it was focused more towards interviews whilst recruiting...I'll take another look.

It's about that time to buy fall clothes and I wanted to make sure I got interview-friendly stuff - somehow I don't think formal skirt/sweater/knee-high boots (what I wear to work during fall) will cut it for interviews! :?

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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 18:51
I would probably just ask the interviewer straight up if business attire would be too much?

But ac, I'd definitely skip the knee-high boots either way. :P
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 19:49
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I would probably just ask the interviewer straight up if business attire would be too much?

But ac, I'd definitely skip the knee-high boots either way. :P



I know, I know - the boots would've been too much but had to try :wink:

I'll probably go with a suit just to be on the safe side!

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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 21:34
I am of the mind, interviewing for business school is like interviewing for a job...so dress like you would to interview for the jobs you hope to go after while in school. It shows you can look the part.
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2008, 22:16
riverripper wrote:
I am of the mind, interviewing for business school is like interviewing for a job...so dress like you would to interview for the jobs you hope to go after while in school. It shows you can look the part.


makes sense river - thanks!
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 02:12
Definitely go with business attire if the interview's at the school or at the interviewer's workplace. For alumni interviews at cafes, etc., I'd just ask the interviewer. I wore business casual for my Stanford interview at a Starbucks and I'm pretty sure kryzak wrote about a similar experience for one of his schools (was it Kellogg, kry?).

P.s. If you do go with the boots, we all expect a picture.
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 04:08
thanks terry! good call on adapting the wardrobe to the settings of the interview...

Looks like I'll have to hit the fall sales for a decent suit :)

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Definitely go with business attire if the interview's at the school or at the interviewer's workplace. For alumni interviews at cafes, etc., I'd just ask the interviewer. I wore business casual for my Stanford interview at a Starbucks and I'm pretty sure kryzak wrote about a similar experience for one of his schools (was it Kellogg, kry?).

P.s. If you do go with the boots, we all expect a picture.
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2008, 11:35
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on campus = business
off campus = business casual (most interviewers don't wear suits at their jobs, unless it's nyc or something)
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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2008, 15:45
rigger wrote:
on campus = business
off campus = business casual (most interviewers don't wear suits at their jobs, unless it's nyc or something)


How about places like Duke that specifically state the on-campus interview is "business casual". Just ignore the comment and wear a suit?

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Re: interview attire? [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2008, 22:48
unless they specify otherwise, i would wear a suit. nobody is going to be offended that you wore a suit but if you show up in business casual, there is a change that you will offend someone.

in addition, if you are the interviewer and every single person you see for the day comes in wearing a suit and you don't, they might remember you as "the guy who didn't wear the suit"...not good.

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