krnkid7

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Hi everyone,

Is wearing a suit to an interview a must? Would slacks and a tie be okay?
 

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I suppose it is up to you…but by far the majority of interviewees that I see around campus are wearing suits (at least 75% IMHO). I would say that looking professional at your interview is important. I can’t imagine that you would “loose points” for not wearing a suit, but wearing one certainly will not work against you.
 

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Everyone that interviewed on my day was wearing a suit.
 

PLPrincess

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stevec said:
Everyone that interviewed on my day was wearing a suit.
One one of my interviews one of the guys wore a sweater....I didn't think that was very professional. All of the men from admissions wear suits, so I think it's a good idea to wear one as well.
 

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I would definitely advise you to wear a suit. Don't give your competitors an edge if it can be avoided. Look as professional as possible. A navy suit with a red tie is always safe.