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Any particular days best for interviews?

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  1. avgn

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    Hi all,

    I work a fairly time-intensive and team-oriented job. My team and boss are asking me to try to attend as many interviews as I can on certain days of the week that I would pick now. For example, maybe I would do M/F as potential days so they know not to schedule stuff then.

    Are there any days that have stood out to you as being popular or really easy to pick? I know every school is different and some can accommodate but any idea as to a kind of pattern or anything? I have to be at work every Th until January, that's for sure. I'm thinking of telling them M/F so I can spend the weekend in the town/city to get a feel for the school environment.

    Does this make sense or should I just tell them "hey tough luck, it's completely unpredictable." I'm applying to mostly top private schools in the NE
     
  2. WedgeDawg

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    Monday and Friday were the hardest for me to pick unfortunately, and you know that we applied to similar schools.

    I remember Tuesday and Wednesday being the easiest to pick, but I'm less sure of this than the fact that M/F were hard.
     
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    For me, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays were most common...especially Tues/Thurs.
     
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    cant predict something like that lol
     
  5. avgn

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    Yes, thank you for the enlightenment. I was looking for anecdotes about any patterns people noticed, especially among the schools I am applying to, which are fairly specific and narrow.
     
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    I managed to have all of my US interviews on Mondays. Even one school that sent me the time/date was able to reschedule for me, and this was late in the year (and I was accepted). I would tell the manager that if you have a choice, you'll choose Monday/Friday, but that you may not be able to choose.
     
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  7. avgn

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    Thanks! Were you able to reschedule for a date pretty close to your initial offer? I'm going to run my butt to an early interview over a later one even if it means I can't reschedule it at all.
     
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    I think one of mine is on a Friday and the other one is on a Monday. But I don't have classes M or F and my research gig is pretty understanding of interviews so...
     
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    Thus far I have one Thursday and one Friday....some other schools say they do stuff on Mondays and Tuesday's. And then of course INdiana does them on Wednedays.
     
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    Yeah, it was within a week. They moved it from a Tuesday afternoon (which would have meant 3 days off work) to a Monday morning, which meant 1 day off work.
     
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    That's a good suggestion.

    UGH, I really don't want to call every single school. I wanted to make it through this cycle by contacting admissions as little as possible ;) Plus, some schools don't even have a number/direct you straight to voicemail. Dumb
     
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    It is hard to say. Some schools invite you to interviews and then give you a full range of days to pick from (like a 2 week span M-F) - there it will be easy to choose (NYU). Some schools give you an option of a few specific days to select from (Cornell); but you can always contact them to see if they can accommodate.

    Don't contact schools until you get interviews.
     
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