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post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by JJGooden View Post
I had the same feeling in b-school, but our professors always told us, "You are not the customer. You are the product!"

Students are the school's product, it's true, but I don't really care what they get out of me coming out of their institution, I care what I get out of it. That's why I'm there. In fact, that's a pretty self-serving statement from your professors and sounds more like administration-speak bullshit.

However, pretending for a second I agree with them, we are also each our own product manager and brand manager and as such have the discretion to determine what form and packaging the product should have and how it should be presented to the market.
post #17 of 21
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+100...when I was getting my MBA there was a certain untold respect level for the people that came in dressed nicely in business wear rather than the kids whose parents were floating their education and came in flops and t-shirt.

Not at any I've worked in. Doing a bit of work, interacting well and not talking shite rather than wearing a collar is the surest way to get respect.
post #18 of 21
The thread is a bit old, but I wanted to mention that it really depends on the program/school. I'm in grad school at Texas A&M, which isn't normally associated with dressing well, but some profs actually require business casual. One professor is actually rumored to ask that the male students wear a jacket.
post #19 of 21
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Any suggestions?...

Anyway, I'd like to look sharp and I think the tailor is the #1 place for that to happen right now, but any suggestions would be appreciated, as well as any "don'ts". Thanks!
Until it's time to interview, you're focusing on the wrong thing right now. No one will give a damn how you dress for class in grad school, it's how you perform academically and socially that'll matter most.

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post #20 of 21
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My attitude was always "I'm paying you a lot of money, you work for me and I'll be the judge of what is and is not appropriate attire."
I had the same feeling in b-school, but our professors always told us, "You are not the customer. You are the product!"

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post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by splatkid10 View Post

Unfortunately, jeans are a no-go. This grad school is paid for by the US gov't. and is essentially a military base, so if you're not in a uniform, one is required to be in business casual.

I am assuming its NPS, and if so, the clothes you've listed are perfect. Most of your peers will be in dockers and a shirt.
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