dressing for interview

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  1. Buttercup2003

    Buttercup2003 Member

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    Hey people,

    I was wondering if it's okay for women to wear a pant suit to an interview (at Texas schools). For some reason, my pre-med advisor was very if-y on whether it's acceptable. I know I won't get rejected just because of my wardrobe selection, but still every little bit counts in the final impression. Thanks.
     
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  3. jwin

    jwin Senior Member

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    on my interviews, i have seen several women in pant-suits and i am pretty sure that everyone thought they looked professional. i think that they look more professional than skirts or whatever you were thinking of wearing. Both of my female interviewers were in pants so i am pretty sure that no one is going to look down on pants.
     
  4. Jadeite

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    I had the misfortune of interviewing last year (and not getting in) and this year. last year I wore a skirt suit and this year - a pant suit. Didn't interview at UT, though, but here are my thoughts on the matter:

    No, that's not the reason I got in. *BUT* the kind of girl I am, is a kind of girl MUCH more comfortable in a pantsuit. So that was one less thing to stress out about, one less worry on my mind and subconsciously soothing. I'm sure it *DID* help me do better in my interviews.

    In my interview travels I've found that I was *NEVER* the only one in a pantsuit - there was always at least one other girl with pants. Most of the time pants were the majority, though there were a few times when the skirts had us.

    In reality, your interviewer doesn't care, I know it's hard to believe, but it's completely true. I got accepted to a place where my fly was open (Yeah, it's true, and the interviewer noticed. I was wondering why he was looking down. Realized after the interview!!!!)

    It's all about your personality, how you carry yourself and how you answer those questions.

    Good luck!

    Jade~

     
  5. BobbyDylanFan

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    That should have been posted on the funniest interview stories. You had your fly down and he was looking....maybe he was a peeeper ':eek:'



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  6. Buttercup2003

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    Thanks for your help! :)
     
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    I'd suggest Thousand Island, or perhaps Italian. Avoid Ranch dressing. Remember, you want to be conservative at these interviews.
     
  8. vivekap2007

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    I've interviewed at the schools in Texas and I've seen ladies wearing pantsuits at all of them; as long as it's business professional I doubt it matters. We're not that conservative down here ;-)
     
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    I would str8 up reject any attractive female applicant that wasn't wearing a skirt or something sexy. But that's just me :)
     
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    Yes it's acceptable...I've seen mostly black ones...
     
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    skirt suit, pantsuit...just wear whatever you're comfortable in that looks nice on you.

    but for heaven's sake don't wear hunter green. ;) :laugh:
     
  12. relatively prime

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    Pant suits are very professional but they are NOT more professional than skirt-suits.
     
  13. ::Seabass::

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    it has been about 50/50 for pants/skirts at Texas interviews. as it gets colder there will probably be more pants. go for what makes you comfortable.
     
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    yeah, our mutual advisor did the same thing to me too, so I called someone I graduated with and asked her what it was like. guess I need to send her an email tomorrow and let her know to stop giving bad info.
     
  15. Buttercup2003

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    Hey seaworthc,

    with which texas schools have you interviewed? how were they . . . what kind of questions should i expect? i have my very first interview at ut-houston this friday, then i have another one at ut-galveston next month . . . still waiting to hear from other schools . . . anyways, i'm going with a black pant suit . . . hopefully our advisor's opinion is false.
     
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  17. ::Seabass::

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    buttercup, I sent you two pms. email is the best way to talk for me. ask away there.

    seabass :)
     
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    i wonder if an interviewer has accepted/rejected someone solely based on their appearance... that would be rad.
    peter
     
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