Northwestern interview dress

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VulcanVulcanVulcan
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Northwestern interview dress

Postby VulcanVulcanVulcan » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:05 pm

So I have an on-campus interview later this month, and I am wondering--what's the appropriate dress? A suit? Can I get away with a jacket and pants? (Substantially more comfortable). It's hard to tell the formality of this interview.

Sorry if I missed a thread about this earlier?

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby dakatz » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:19 pm

I wore a suit to mine, but I was more overdressed than the guy interviewing me, who just had a sweater and khakis on. I don't think a suit is necessary, but it depends on the setting.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby homestyle28 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:24 pm

This is one time where there's no harm in being the one most dressed up. Wear a suit. I can't imagine that they get very many folks who don't.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby whymeohgodno » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:29 pm

Depends where the interview is scheduled.

Starbucks? You can risk formal casual.

Hotel lobby etc? Formal.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby 2014 » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 pm

OP said on-campus, half of the responses are geared toward alumni interviews.

OP they are obviously more geared toward the older, professional type, and if I were you I would want to dress to impress. I think a tie would not necessarily be required, but I guarantee you that most people who do on campus interviews wear one and I would encourage you to as well.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby RTFM » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:38 pm

I wore a suit too. Somewhere on the website (I think in the FAQs) it said that the interviews are business dress, which to me means suit.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby oxford_don » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:42 pm

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby Lwoods » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:44 pm

2014 wrote:OP said on-campus, half of the responses are geared toward alumni interviews.

OP they are obviously more geared toward the older, professional type, and if I were you I would want to dress to impress. I think a tie would not necessarily be required, but I guarantee you that most people who do on campus interviews wear one and I would encourage you to as well.


I agree.
Also, don't be thrown if your interviewer isn't wearing a suit. For him/her, it's just a normal day at work, and the dress code for most offices is business casual. I had an off-campus interview, but I imagine Northwestern's admissions office isn't business formal.

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

Postby Lwoods » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:45 pm

oxford_don wrote:Damnit. My office is business casual (dress shirt with slacks). I was just thinking of throwing a tie on.


Can't you just wear your suit pants and throw the jacket on along with the tie when you're on your way to the interview?

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Re: Northwestern interview dress

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