Driving day of interview ?

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  1. Imrizzle

    Imrizzle 5+ Year Member

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    Hey all,

    Was wondering what you guys would suggest for an interview at 11 AM. It is about 1 hr 40 minutes to 2 hrs away. Would it be better to drive there in the morning like at 7 ish AM or would it be better to drive the night before and stay at a hotel?

    Would appreciate any input!
     
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  3. teethlover93

    teethlover93 2+ Year Member

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    I would definitely drive the morning of...
     
  4. dp93

    dp93 2+ Year Member

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    i would rather get some extra sleep and get a hotel room personally. But then again, im also a bit paranoid about getting a flat tire or getting mauled by a gorilla on the drive there.
     
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  5. techyguy

    techyguy 2+ Year Member

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    If you show up tired to your interview, you may look apathetic, and come off clumsy with your answers. You may not even realize it. You can certainly still drive (traffic permitting), but that's something to consider. You may be fine just getting enough sleep the week before. I'm only speaking up because I went to an interview severely sleep-deprived, and it didn't work out too well. (I was hallucinating about gorillas...)
     
  6. krdeuce

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    It all really matters how much money you have to spend. Personally I'd drive and save money on a hotel
     
  7. mkhan27

    mkhan27 2+ Year Member

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    Think about traffic, rush hour (early morning), possibilities of having issues with your car like a flat tire while on the way to the interview. Its best to be safe and get a hotel. You have already spent so much money applying to school(s) and you are one step closer to getting in. Why would you risk losing this opportunity here. Get the hotel and you will be well-rested for the interview and you won't have to worry about anything. Good luck with the interview(s)!
     
  8. dp93

    dp93 2+ Year Member

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    lots of hotels also have rewards programs like "stay 3 nights, get 1 free" deals which will be clutch when one has to start traveling more for interviews.
     
  9. teethlover93

    teethlover93 2+ Year Member

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    Wow, I didn't realize so many people would choose staying in a hotel. The interview is at 11 am, which, in my opinion, is extremely late. Leaving at 7 gives you a whole 4 hours to get there! Plus you get to sleep in your own bed, eat breakfast in your own house, don't have to worry whether you forgot shampoo. If you're worried about car malfunctions, think about all the things that could go wrong in a hotel: noisy neighbors, terrible food, AC/heat not working, uncomfy bed, etc. I'm driving to as many interviews as possible. But that's just my opinion. You know yourself better than anyone.
     
  10. Imrizzle

    Imrizzle 5+ Year Member

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    Thanks everyone for your input! I decided to drive the morning of my interview. I made it about 2 hours early and left at around 730 so I am sitting down just reviewing info on the school. I wasn't too worried about a break down its well maintained relatively new car and I left plenty of room for any traffic problems. Good luck to everyone applying!

    Also I stayed well clear of any gorillas :p
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014
  11. teethlover93

    teethlover93 2+ Year Member

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    Good luck!
     
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