- Nov 23, 2010
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Hello all. I've been reading this forum some time but just signed up, and this is my first post.I know when you see the word "interview" the first instinct is to go for a conservative suit, dressy pants, etc. But what complicates things is my field -- I'm an electrical engineering student now, will be going to graduate school for medical engineering, and I need to apply for some industry internships. The dress in academia is extremely inconsistent. The dress in engineering can be way more casual that I'd expect -- so no matter what I do, I feel like there's this ambiguity. Being a student, I have a very limited amount of money, but I'm willing to make an investment anywhere from $500 to $1,000. I'm torn between a navy suit, which is a bit safer, and a navy blazer/twill pants combination, which is more versatile. At first I decided on the former, but the more I look around (professors who would be interviewing me, etc.) the more I was afraid that I would seem aloof and uncomfortable in a setting which tends to be informal. What do you think is more appropriate in these situations?