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My first interview is coming up and i'm having my father come with me. I was just wondering if any of you who have already been to interviews before could tell me what my father can expect for the day. Will he be with me for most of the day, or should he just expect to get the tour and wait most of the day for me? Any insight on this would be nice.
 

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He will love waiting in the car. Unless it is a school where they invite parents spouses, I wouldn't bring him.


Run a search this has been discussed before.

ihd get ur lazzers ready..............
 

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unless you absolutely need them there with you, i.e. medical reasons, i wouldn't bring my dad.
 

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Someone at one of my interviews looked very out of place and awkward with one of their parents tagging along. You're applying to professional school, not kindergarten.
 

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Don't bring a guest... my school said I could, but I decided not to. I am glad I didn't bc I would have been the only one. This is like a job interview, you don't need your family there, u are an adult... u can do it!

Besides, after u get accepted, there will be plenty of opportunities for your dad/spouse/gf/bf/kids to go visit your school.
 

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Dont bring your parents, spouse, bf, gf, kids, dogs, or whatever. There is no reason, there will be opportunity for them to see the school later. I went to one interview where there was one out of ten of us who brought along both his parents, and he really looked dumb. The parents ended asking more questions than he did.... not good. Another guy I know brought his spouse along. She kept asking really strange questions like how many times a day she could call him, and how their marriage would be affected by dental school. Good questions, but not the ones you ask at your interview with everyone else around.
 

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so at one of my interviews, a guy brought his girlfriend with him. Not fiancee (sp?), GIRLFRIEND! What do you think about that!At least your Dad is related and might even be footing the bill. I would just call ahead and ask - no harm in that!
 

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I guess i never thought of it that way...i just figured because they ask if you are bringing a parent that everyone did. By the sounds of it, thats a bad idea though. thanks for the input
 

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at my first interview there was a guy with his girlfriend and a girl with her mom. both of the guests looked bored out of their skulls and they just sat there the entire time. my mom drove down with me, but she just drove around the town/did some work/whatever else during the interview, and my dad's going to do the same thing at the next one. its nice to bring someone with though- i went to one couple of weeks ago alone, and it was a little tougher- its good to have someone else there with you when you're waiting.
 

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It really depends on the school and whether or not they allow bringing guests. Some schools are willing to accomodate your guests and will encourage you to bring them. Other schools are not so accomodating. It's best to call the school and ask to make sure.
 

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You can always stick around an extra day to tour the school with whomever your guest may be. For instance, if your Dad really wants to see the school and help with your decision . But, I would not have them there on the day of the interview. My feelings, it looks very immature.
 

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Hmm... I never even thought to bring someone
 

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One of my interviews someone brought his girlfriend. And some guy brough his dad...I personally wouldn't b/c it seems like they take up space and of course you look like an odd ball...LOL..honestly.
 

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he should tour the school, while you stay in the little boys and girls' room.
 
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