What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

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What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby kkfish » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:49 am

Just arranged one in the cafe at B&N, not sure if I should dress up. Would that seem to be too formal?

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby whymeohgodno » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:14 pm

I would like to know this as well since it's at a B&N.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby beachbum » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:18 pm

Button-down and slacks. Or whatever the female equivalent of a button-down and slacks is.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby Lwoods » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:20 pm

beachbum wrote:Button-down and slacks. Or whatever the female equivalent of a button-down and slacks is.


Pencil skirt and nice blouse.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby 2014 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:33 pm

Tux

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby lalalawya » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:11 pm

My theory is you are never negatively looked upon for being overdressed...but you are if you are underdressed.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby gorockies » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:12 pm

I wore a suit and tie but the interview was at his firm, so everyone was dressed that way.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby almostfamous » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:16 pm

I wore a suit just in case (it was at a firm) but I was definitely overdressed, the secretary was in a sweater and khakis. On the other hand, better to be overdressed than underdressed, and I didn't feel awkward or anything.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby Wannabelawyer101 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:17 pm

You can never go wrong with a suit.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:43 pm

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Wear a suit. It's a job interview.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby Dany » Sat Nov 13, 2010 2:46 pm

Business casual should be TCR. I had an interview in a cafe and I wore a pencil skirt and a nice blouse, no jacket.

My Vandy interview was in a firm and I wore a suit, and was overdressed.

It would help in these threads if you let us know if you're a guy or a girl.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby Fred_McGriff » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:26 pm

Zubaz.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby dakatz » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:35 pm

Suit wouldn't match with a B&N. Definitely go business casual

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby NonTradHealthLaw » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:49 pm

TCR is to ask your interviewer if business casual is appropriate.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby SilverE2 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:56 pm

I wore slacks and a polo shirt...however it was a weekend, at a cafe, quite warm, and my interviewer wore jeans and flip flops. Interview was very laid back.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby ahduth » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:22 pm

Yeah yeah, I know it's been posted before. But virtually everyone looks better in a suit. And if you look better, your interviewer thinks more highly of you. If you can't be relaxed and look good in a suit, you're in the wrong field.
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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby kkfish » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:43 am

+1, sorry about that; I am a guy. I think I will just wear a shirt with a tie, w/o jacket. Maybe a V-neck sweater to go with the shirt and tie. Would that be business casual?

eskimo wrote:Business casual should be TCR. I had an interview in a cafe and I wore a pencil skirt and a nice blouse, no jacket.

My Vandy interview was in a firm and I wore a suit, and was overdressed.

It would help in these threads if you let us know if you're a guy or a girl.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby mst » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:02 am

Business Casual (button down and slacks) unless otherwise specified. Nobody is going to ask you to show up to an interview in the middle of a work day at a barnes and noble in a suit. My guy met me at a starbucks and specifically asked me not to dress formal. I wore nice boat shoes, nice jeans, and a button down. It went well.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:07 am

kkfish wrote:+1, sorry about that; I am a guy. I think I will just wear a shirt with a tie, w/o jacket. Maybe a V-neck sweater to go with the shirt and tie. Would that be business casual?

eskimo wrote:Business casual should be TCR. I had an interview in a cafe and I wore a pencil skirt and a nice blouse, no jacket.

My Vandy interview was in a firm and I wore a suit, and was overdressed.

It would help in these threads if you let us know if you're a guy or a girl.


No. A v-neck sweater with a shirt and a tie will make you look like a dweeb. Same for just a shirt and a tie with no jacket. Either wear a suit, shirt and no tie - that's not business casual, but you'll look pro. Or go business casual - just a shirt and pants.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby prezidentv8 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:09 am

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby kkfish » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:05 pm

Thanks for the dressing tips


ahduth wrote:
kkfish wrote:+1, sorry about that; I am a guy. I think I will just wear a shirt with a tie, w/o jacket. Maybe a V-neck sweater to go with the shirt and tie. Would that be business casual?

eskimo wrote:Business casual should be TCR. I had an interview in a cafe and I wore a pencil skirt and a nice blouse, no jacket.

My Vandy interview was in a firm and I wore a suit, and was overdressed.

It would help in these threads if you let us know if you're a guy or a girl.


No. A v-neck sweater with a shirt and a tie will make you look like a dweeb. Same for just a shirt and a tie with no jacket. Either wear a suit, shirt and no tie - that's not business casual, but you'll look pro. Or go business casual - just a shirt and pants.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby patrickd139 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:10 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:[img black and gold suit]

Excellent. Supports the school colors. Classy, but not too formal. You'll fit right in.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby ahduth » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:16 pm

kkfish wrote:Thanks for the dressing tips


ahduth wrote:
kkfish wrote:+1, sorry about that; I am a guy. I think I will just wear a shirt with a tie, w/o jacket. Maybe a V-neck sweater to go with the shirt and tie. Would that be business casual?

eskimo wrote:Business casual should be TCR. I had an interview in a cafe and I wore a pencil skirt and a nice blouse, no jacket.

My Vandy interview was in a firm and I wore a suit, and was overdressed.

It would help in these threads if you let us know if you're a guy or a girl.


No. A v-neck sweater with a shirt and a tie will make you look like a dweeb. Same for just a shirt and a tie with no jacket. Either wear a suit, shirt and no tie - that's not business casual, but you'll look pro. Or go business casual - just a shirt and pants.


Lol, np, sorry for being a snot. I think I'm forgetting that I've interviewed a decent number of people over time.

The thing about the suit, is that it's really hard to over dress for an interview. At least for job interviews, I guess these law school things may be different. But usually you WANT to stand out - eskimo said she was overdressed for an interview that was at a firm's office. That's a good thing; if people notice you and are asking your interviewer afterwards, who was that girl you were interviewing, it's a good thing.

Either way, it's far easier to apologize for looking too good, than for looking like a slob.

Edit: I should probably throw a caveat in here that I just like wearing suits though. So take it for what it's worth.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:32 pm

I'm a big fan of of a nice blazer / sport coat when you're not exactly how formal to be... partially because I'm a cheap bastard and you can wear them in more situations.

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Re: What shall I wear to the Vandy's alumni interview?

Postby HopefulFish » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:05 pm

Khaki shorts (Must be linen) + blue button down shirt, + leather flip flops (DO NOT A WEAR WIFE BEATER)

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