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# Can I bring a bottle of water to the interview?

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24 Jan 2017, 13:18
Also a tack-on question, what should I bring to the interview?

One of my biggest issues when talking is that my voice starts to go very hoarse and I need to drink a lot of water (also becomes an issue because then I need to use the bathroom). Is it acceptable to carry a 1 liter bottle into the interview?

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25 Jan 2017, 08:28
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gillyelephant wrote:
Also a tack-on question, what should I bring to the interview?
Hi gillyelephant! So here is my take on this as a person who has conducted A LOT of on campus interviews with prospective applicants. I would not bring a 1 liter bottle of water. I would have a very small- like 8 oz bottle of water in my bag or backpack. I would then explain at the start that I am just getting over a cold and my voice is hoarse so I am going to keep the water handy if needed. Then I'd try not to need it- but if you do just do what you need to do- take a sip and go back to the interview.

Honestly if you bring some giant water bottle in and then you tell me straight up that you get hoarse quickly you are starting the interview in the negative because it just seems out of the ordinary for the thousands of interviews I have done. Practice not needing the water- and for heaven's sake... GO TO THE BATHROOM for sure... like at least 2 times before the interview because you don't want to have to excuse yourself from a 30 minute interview to go to the bathroom!I'm just giving it to you like I'd see it...

So they don't need to know you are ALWAYS hoarse... just say you are getting over a cold and have a little tickle in your throat so have the small water bottle available if needed and then try to minimize this playing any role in the interview itself! Best wishes!!

One of my biggest issues when talking is that my voice starts to go very hoarse and I need to drink a lot of water (also becomes an issue because then I need to use the bathroom). Is it acceptable to carry a 1 liter bottle into the interview?

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