wiseowl wrote:If you've got two and its not a huge hassle I don't see why you wouldn't...possibly most important job interview of your life...would suck to have to hit the jos a bank a few min before your interview because you dump your morning coffee on your suit.
Like someone gently suggested earlier, this will also be a huge gathering of somewhat awkward folks. Getting bumped into, dumped on, etc is not out of the realm, plus the usual interactions with the families just trying to get back and forth to the pool.
I agree with this. If you don't own two suits you don't need to go rush out and buy a second now (in that case, doing it now and doing it in Chicago ain't gonna be a huge difference). But if you have it, better to bring it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Also, don't check your baggage if you can. You don't want to be dealing with lost luggage the night before. I would also bring your resume, reference sheet, writing sample, ect. on a thumb drive in your portfolio (or whatever you are carrying papers around in). This applies even if you are bringing your laptop. If something happens to your stuff you want to be able to print out more without having to run back to your room for your computer.