/ Asked by bibhubrati
What should I wear to an interview for an internship?
Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, November 30, 2015
Great question! Internships are an important part of career development, and like any job, acing your interview is one part of getting the position you desire. Making a great first impression - coming across as polished, professional and attentive - is important!

First, consider the industry and the company. Different forms of dress are appropriate for different work environments whether you're interviewing in a formal environment, at a casual workplace, or at a startup company. So take into consideration the work realm and take your dress code cues from that. Second, make sure you are dressed appropriately and well groomed. Regardless of the type of business, it is vital to be appropriate in the style of clothing you choose. Make sure your attire is fitted, clean cut, and presentable. No one wants to see offensive language on a shirt, sagging pants, or a ultra-short skirt. For example, opt for a simple pair of black slacks and a white button-down shirt or blouse. And as for grooming, one needs to be all clean, hair done, and for girls make up should be light and not too dramatic.

Best of luck to you and your internship interviews!
Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Unless stated otherwise, you should wear business professional. It is better to be overdressed then underdressed for an interview. Business professional would include suits. If you do not have a suit to wear, dress pants and a dress shirt (tie if a male), and dress shoes would be appropriate.
Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Regardless of the type of interview you go for, I would recommend wearing an outfit that allows you to put your best foot forward. We always encourage candidates to prep for, and dress for, an internship interview the same way as you would for a full time job interview. You want the employer to not only evaluate your skills and fit for the company as an Intern, but you want to help them see that you could potentially be a great full time employee in the future as well. With that in mind, I’d recommend wearing business professional outfit such as a suit to an interview, unless the company specifically states a different dress code in their interview confirmation conversation.
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