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I have an interview with WashU Olin Associate Director of Admissions in his hotel lobby in Philly. I do not wear suits to work, just business casual. Would it be inappropriate to show up to the interview in my business casual work clothes? Help :)
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New post 22 Oct 2008, 11:47
Go with a suit if you can. Better to overdress than underdress. Plus, you'll feel more confident in a suit.

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Oy Vey! That means I have to rush home and change! The things I do to get accepted to b-school!
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What about an interview at starbucks?
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What about an interview at starbucks?


They seem to like aprons.


Oh wait, I get it...
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What about an interview at starbucks?


They seem to like aprons.


Oh wait, I get it...


Ha! :lol:

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New post 22 Oct 2008, 13:41
Anyway, I personally would always opt for a suit. It's not like you'll look out of place in a suit in a hotel lobby or Starbucks, but you would look out of place in business casual attire with an interviewer in a suit. It's just not worth the risk. Take the jacket off if the interviewer is dressed more casually.
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I agree. Suit up! ;-)



Is that a "How I Met Your Mother" reference? :lol:

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Go with a suit if you can. Better to overdress than underdress. Plus, you'll feel more confident in a suit.


Amen to the latter.

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Virflo wrote:
I agree. Suit up! ;-)



Is that a "How I Met Your Mother" reference? :lol:


:wink: was watching the dvd every night after my two hour gmat session - LEGENDARY!! :P

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New post 22 Oct 2008, 14:18
definitely SNOW SUIT UP if you're in a cold-weather zone for the hotel interview.

as for starbucks, a sweater over a collared shirts and slacks should do well..the classic prep look.

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raabenb wrote:
Oy Vey! That means I have to rush home and change! The things I do to get accepted to b-school!


Why would you have to go home? Just throw on the jacket and tie right before the interview.

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...and after the party it's tha HOTEL LOBBY...

(Sorry I just had to get that out of my system.)

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Virflo wrote:
kidro2001 wrote:
Virflo wrote:
I agree. Suit up! ;-)



Is that a "How I Met Your Mother" reference? :lol:


:wink: was watching the dvd every night after my two hour gmat session - LEGENDARY!! :P


Look at you, ya beautiful bastard! You suited up! This is totally going in my blog!

Great show!
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...and after the party it's tha HOTEL LOBBY...

(Sorry I just had to get that out of my system.)


lol r. kelly still lives.

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Virflo wrote:

:wink: was watching the dvd every night after my two hour gmat session - LEGENDARY!! :P



:lol: I was doing the EXACT same thing this past summer after studying

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kidro2001 wrote:
Virflo wrote:

:wink: was watching the dvd every night after my two hour gmat session - LEGENDARY!! :P



:lol: I was doing the EXACT same thing this past summer after studying


Looks like we had the same type of summer!! :-D

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