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Interview tomorrow-Dress code [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 18:03
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I have my Interview tomorrow at Wash U......

Their email mentioned that the dress code for the interview is Business casual.

I am actually attending their diversity weekend and interviewing the same time.

Should I wear my navy pinstripe suit (without a tie) or Should I just wear a blue shirt and Black pants with a blue sweater????

Will a suit be too audacious??

What do you guys think?????
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Re: Interview tomorrow-Dress code [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 18:08
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I have my Interview tomorrow at Wash U......

Their email mentioned that the dress code for the interview is Business casual.

I am actually attending their diversity weekend and interviewing the same time.

Should I wear my navy pinstripe suit (without a tie) or Should I just wear a blue shirt and Black pants with a blue sweater????

Will a suit be too audacious??

What do you guys think?????


Wear a full on suit with tie. Get a vibe for the place. Decide whether to keep or lose the tie.

Ditch the sweater, looks too casual.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 18:41
How's the weather?

I would do what the above poster said and might even lose the suit jacket it it's warm.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 18:53
Its gonna be around 55-60
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 20:52
if they say business casual, I probably wouldn't wear a suit. I would either wear the suit jacket without tie, or wear a tie without the suit jacket, depending on which one you want.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 20:54
I actually had a conversation with an adcom member about the dress code for interviews. Her words were: when we tell you that the dress code is business casual, we really mean it. People show up wearing suits and ties but they don't need to do that. Doing so doesn't give them any extra points, you know?

I hope this answers your question :)
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 21:31
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I actually had a conversation with an adcom member about the dress code for interviews. Her words were: when we tell you that the dress code is business casual, we really mean it. People show up wearing suits and ties but they don't need to do that. Doing so doesn't give them any extra points, you know?

I hope this answers your question :)


Good point.

I think it might even help you if you come in a nice shirt tucked into nice pants unlike all the other candidates that come in a suit. You'll stand out in a good way.
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Good point.

I think it might even help you if you come in a nice shirt tucked into nice pants unlike all the other candidates that come in a suit. You'll stand out in a good way.


I generally do that to stand out (in a good way). If there is no strict dress code (i.e. IB/MC infosessions/interviews) or if they say business casual, I generally wear a nice shirt/pants combo, maybe with a tie, just to be different. It's gotten me in the door quite a few times.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 21:48
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gmatclb wrote:
Good point.

I think it might even help you if you come in a nice shirt tucked into nice pants unlike all the other candidates that come in a suit. You'll stand out in a good way.


I generally do that to stand out (in a good way). If there is no strict dress code (i.e. IB/MC infosessions/interviews) or if they say business casual, I generally wear a nice shirt/pants combo, maybe with a tie, just to be different. It's gotten me in the door quite a few times.



Just for fun... if I get into school, I might wear a bowtie to these events. :)

Not all of them. Just 1-2 I don't really care about and see the reactions.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 22:12
gmatclb wrote:
kryzak wrote:
gmatclb wrote:
Good point.

I think it might even help you if you come in a nice shirt tucked into nice pants unlike all the other candidates that come in a suit. You'll stand out in a good way.


I generally do that to stand out (in a good way). If there is no strict dress code (i.e. IB/MC infosessions/interviews) or if they say business casual, I generally wear a nice shirt/pants combo, maybe with a tie, just to be different. It's gotten me in the door quite a few times.



Just for fun... if I get into school, I might wear a bowtie to these events. :)

Not all of them. Just 1-2 I don't really care about and see the reactions.


bowtie = law school
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 23:04
I'm really tempted to just go to some IB/MC events and be "different"... just to see their reactions too.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Nov 2007, 03:10
kryzak wrote:
I'm really tempted to just go to some IB/MC events and be "different"... just to see their reactions too.


Not sure whether a "different" dress code would get you with MC folks, not to talk about IB, but I am looking forward to your feedback :)
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