Students surely have a great deal on their plate that they have to be anxious about their grades, be bothered of extracurricular activities, concerned about SATs, and essays, to name one or two things. And deciding on a college interview outfit is not on the top of their list of worries. In spite of everything, a lot of students who allow this just pass are prone to wind up losing their cool the night prior to the interview.
In most cases, you can be a tad more laid-back in alumni or student interviews than you can be in interviews with admissions officers. If you are being interviewed for an alternative liberal arts college, you can be more lax to some extent as opposed to how you would be for more traditional schools as well. For interviews with undergraduate business schools, you should go for the more formal type.
On the whole, business casual is your wisest choice for an outfit. For girls, this denotes a blouse, twinset, or tailored sweater on top, and slacks or a tailored skirt that extends down to the knees or below on bottom. For boys, this is represented by a button down shirt and slacks. Boys may also put on a sweater vest or good pair of sweaters as they please. Black, white, navy, or neutral shades are the colors you should veer towards. Make sure that everything is clean and ironed. Also, make sure everything fits well. No loose-fitting pants or something too tight and rigid. In conclusion, not to reiterate what’s already crystal clear, but steer clear of displaying too much skin. Girls might believe it would be fine to reveal tons of cleavage but it is not. This applies not only to the girls but to the boys as well.
Do not put on too much accessories. No jewelry is needed, but girls may have a pair of stud earrings on, like pearls, and a not-too-fancy necklace and a watch. For boys, a watch should already be enough. Boys with piercings aside from those in the ears, do away with the earrings before the interview.
For girls, a black or neutral colored, clean pair of shoes should do the trick. Loafers or small heels are perfect. Pass up shoes that will make walking difficult for you. You would not want to make a mark as the girl who stumbled and tripped. For boys, dress shoes or loafers work well.
Now that dressing for your interviews is such a breeze, you should begin building up what you are going to say!