Anonymous User wrote:What to do if your interviews are literally back to back, as in not even 10 minutes apart?
I think those are what's frowned upon. Hope and pray that the interviewer doesnt care that you're 5-10 minutes late (good luck)?
This is fairly terrible advice. Interviewers know more than anyone else how unpredictable the lottery system is (probably they resent it more than we do too). They have been here before, and they know about back to back interviews. Basically the way to go about it is to politely inform the first interviewer that you will have to cut the interview short at *whatever time* on the dot, then run to your next interview, and tell the next interviewer that you had a back to back. The vast majority of interviewers will be ok with it. I wouldn't want a callback at a firm where the interviewer isn't tbh.
That being said one of the (only) important things we learned from the presentation today is that the two towers at the hotel only connect on the 10th and 11th floor (and obviously the first floor). Elevators are likely to stop on every floor at call times. So if you have a back to back you'd better know in advance where the closest staircase is, especially if the second callback is in the other tower. Otherwise you could easily lose 10mn.
EDIT to add the only other relevant stuff from tonight's presentation for those not interested in watching the full video:
- due to said elevator issues, head to your interview at least 10mn in advance
- interview times / schedules are posted in 4 different places (including the student only lounge) but NOT ONLINE. Because Georgetown.
- all other advice was to the extent of a) relax, b) don't make a fool of yourself (which includes checking social media, etc.), and c) what to bring / how the whole process works, which TLS already covers extensively.