Grooming tips for everyone: 

  • Hair:  Should be clean and neat.
  • Shoes:  Should be in polished condition. Make sure heels are not worn.
  • Details:  No missing buttons, no lint; and don't forget to remove external tags and tacking stitches from new clothes.
  • Hands:  Clean fingernails.
  • Fit:  Clothes should be clean, neatly pressed, and fit properly.
  • Smell:  Perfume or cologne should be used sparingly or not at all. No odors in clothes. Don't smell like smoke.
  • Pad foliosPreferred over a bulky briefcase. A small briefcase is also appropriate. But if you have no reason to carry a briefcase, don't; you risk looking silly.
  • Book bags:  Leave it at home for an on-site interview. For an on-campus interview, you can leave it in the waiting area.