What should I wear to my interview tomorrow at Imperial?

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I was planning to wear a normal top and jeans and trainers, but someone just said I should wear a shirt and trousers.

What do you think?

Also does anyone else have an interview tomorrow at Imperial? (for computing.)
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That's a stupid question really. If you're not sure what to wear, you wear shirt and trousers. It's an interview, so you should wear them anyway.
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(Original post by Goat)
I was planning to wear a normal top and jeans and trainers, but someone just said I should wear a shirt and trousers.

What do you think?

Also does anyone else have an interview tomorrow at Imperial? (for computing.)
My mate went for an interview there - she wore smart trousers + smart top + smart shoes (= good impression) and said that most of the other candidates were in suits. She thought what she was wearing was fine tho - i wouldn't recommend jeans and trainers cos they might think you just can't be arsed to make an effort for their uni. Hope that helps and good luck!
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My mate went for an interview there - she wore smart trousers + smart top + smart shoes (= good impression) and said that most of the other candidates were in suits. She thought what she was wearing was fine tho - i wouldn't recommend jeans and trainers cos they might think you just can't be arsed to make an effort for their uni. Hope that helps and good luck!

Ok i'll wear a shirt. Do you think I need a tie? I'd feel a bit stupid walking round London in a suit - im planning to stay in London until about 8.
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Ok i'll wear a shirt. Do you think I need a tie? I'd feel a bit stupid walking round London in a suit - im planning to stay in London until about 8.
Wear a suit without a tie..the tie makes u look desperate. Err..yea how serious are you actually about this interview? Actually mate..go ahead..wear your jeans and t-shirt, your old trainers..oh oh.and don't forget NOT to comb your hair. They'll REALLY like you..(sarcasm these days).
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Ok i'll wear a shirt. Do you think I need a tie? I'd feel a bit stupid walking round London in a suit - im planning to stay in London until about 8.
Wear smart trousers, shirt and smart shoes. Take a tie with you in a bag, as you can always put it on just before you get there, and take it off if nobody else is wearing one. I went to all my interviews in smart trousers and a smart top, doesn't hurt to look smart as it shows you've made the effort for them.
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Ok i'll wear a shirt. Do you think I need a tie? I'd feel a bit stupid walking round London in a suit - im planning to stay in London until about 8.
i would have thought a shirt and trousers, with good shoes would be fine.
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i would have thought a shirt and trousers, with good shoes would be fine.
What were most people at Oxford wearing when you went to interview last year?
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Wear a suit without a tie..the tie makes u look desperate. Err..yea how serious are you actually about this interview? Actually mate..go ahead..wear your jeans and t-shirt, your old trainers..oh oh.and don't forget NOT to comb your hair. They'll REALLY like you..(sarcasm these days).
I am serious about the interview - I was gonna wear reasonably smart jeans and a smart top - just not a shirt and trousers.

I have been pursuaded to wear a shirt and trousers and shoes now though!
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Go Naked
Has anyone ever tried that? You would definitely leave a lasting impression.
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Ok i'll wear a shirt. Do you think I need a tie? I'd feel a bit stupid walking round London in a suit - im planning to stay in London until about 8.
why would u feel stupid walking around london in a suit? Will you be the only one or something?
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why would u feel stupid walking around london in a suit? Will you be the only one or something?
Not many 17 year olds walk around London with suits on!
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What were most people at Oxford wearing when you went to interview last year?
the same, though there were a couple public school geeks in suits.
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the same, though there were a couple public school geeks in suits.
every bloke at my cambridge interview wore a suit, and they were all grey with a blue shirt.
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Not many 17 year olds walk around London with suits on!
i went to work in london everyday during the summer last year in a suit (18)
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every bloke at my cambridge interview wore a suit, and they were all grey with a blue shirt.
weird. and i was interviewed at magdalen, which is like the most public-school college in oxford.
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Not many 17 year olds walk around London with suits on!
although, in a suit most people look older- so you could prob pull off being 19/20.

there are a large number of men walking round in their 20's in suits.

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So would the most normal thing be to wear a jacket with an open-necked shirt?
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Not many 17 year olds walk around London with suits on!
Yea if you do, they'll know that you've probably got an interview...after all..London is full of unis. Or they'll confuse you for a business executive or some high class 'chap' with a terribly wealthy daddy. Either way, it's not too bad..
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