Why should you research the employer/grad school and industry? Because when you know all about the organization and/or the industry, and other candidates don’t, you will have the advantage. This knowledge and enthusiasm can sometimes make up for perceived flaws (i.e. lack of experience, age, unrelated major, etc.).
55% of a first impression is based on how you look. Dress and grooming are two of the easiest aspects to change in order to achieve your desired image. Project an image that you are successful and professional. You can demonstrate a bit of initiative and imagination within the confines of conservative dress, but when in doubt, play it safe and dress on the conservative side.
Don't know what to wear for an interview? Here are some helpful tips:
Whether you are participating in an interview on or off campus, it is important to have a few essentials for your interview:
Interviewing is a skill, and improvement comes from practice. Click here to learn about Mock Interviews with the CDO.