How To Prepare

  • How to prepare for an interview
    • What to expect
      • Expect to be tired if you have a lot of interviews back to back
      • Expect to be frazzled and be emotionally ready to put a bad experience behind you (if it happens)
    • What to pack/buy
      • 2-3 different outfits (1 outfit for every day you’re there) – business dress
        • Men – Suit/dress pants, dress shirts, ties
        • Women – suit/dress pants, appropriate dress shirts, dresses, appropriate length skirts
        • Socks that appropriately match your clothes
        • Make sure clothes are ironed out
        • Bring spares of clothes in anticipation of any accidents
          • Maybe bring a Tide pen
        • Toothbrush, toothpaste
      • How to prepare
        • Suggestion: don’t do anything experimental before you travel & meet with your programs (i.e. don’t decide to try the fish that’s been sitting in your freezer for the last 8 months – wait until after you get back)
        • If you have any potential red flags on your transcript (i.e. class failures, poor grades, etc.), 1) prepare a brief but encompassing statement that adequately represents what happened, 2) explain your growth from said situation, and 3) explain how you do what you can to make sure there are no repeats
          • Remember, stay professional & take responsibility appropriately – this isn’t gossip hour
        • Materials to review – Crozer, PRISM, PocketPod, etc.