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- Oct 29, 2005
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Is it okay to bring notes or take notes during your interview?
yeah, so I saw this dude who was interviewing before me walk out with a leather bound folder like he had been taking notes, or had notes, or whatever. I was confused.
1. I have a crappy faux-leather thing with paper in it (ten bucks at staples) and a pen, and no i do not take notes with it, that would be a waste of time and very tool-ish. I do write down questions that I come up with (school specific) during the day so that when it gets down to the end of the interview and they say 'do you have any q's' I say yes, flip open my book, remember them instantly, and ask away.
2. My girlfriend interviewed at UCSF, and told me that one of the interviewers actually took notes during the class they sat in on... yes, the lecture. Now that, my friends, is deserving of the t word
Opinion is split on whether or not it's okay to bring notes, but I don't think there's much controversy on whether or not you need to: no.According to the other threads, opinion seems to be split on whether it is ok to bring notes and take notes... looks like it's up to the individual.
what about taking notes during the initial 30 minute orientation thing? i took notes because they talked about dates you can expect to hear, etc. is that okay?
That, my friend, is a good idea. I will definitely have to look into that. Now, I know that it probably doesn't make much of a difference, but is that faux leather black or brown?...
...I think that this person might even qualify for the g word. I wonder if he/she got accepted.