jlh1128 wrote:I just got an email to participate in a group interview in Boston. I know they say your app will not be negatively impacted if you don't go, but what do you guys think? Are there a lot of people you know of who have gotten in who did not participate in the group interview? My work schedule is very busy for the next couple of weeks and it would be very hard for me to make it, so unless it seems like I absolutely need to I probably will not go.
I went to a NYC one and I'm glad I did it. I'm still waiting to hear back, but I'm pretty sure I improved my chances by showing up. From what I understand, if you're a candidate whose numbers aren't median or above, you should really go if you want to get in. If you are above 75th%, they might be gauging your actual interest and decide whether or not to YP you. In this case, if you can't make it, you might be able to send an e-mail explaining that you would like to interview but are unavailable for the given dates. Someone else did that earlier in the thread and was still accepted.