When you guys get invited to an interview and get a list of people to contact, what do you look for when deciding who to contact? Do you prefer same gender or opposite gender? Do you try to go with a recent grad or someone older? Is it inappropriate to try and schedule something for the weekend? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I always just try to figure out who I would be most comfortable with. Also, I know they say all interviews are weighted the same. This is something I am very skeptical of. If you totally blow away an Adcom member it will be more to your benefit than if you do the same with an alum or a second year. Also, if you are a reasonably attractive person who is very charming etc... I would suggest opposite sex for obvious reasons.