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Interview at a coffee shop

ChiHF9009ChiHF9009 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2009 in College Admissions
So how does this work?

Am I expected to pay for the drink or will the interviewer buy a drink for me? Or will there ever be a drink at all? What if I don't like coffee and the person has already bought me a coffee?

Thanks.
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Replies to: Interview at a coffee shop

  • basketballbabe13basketballbabe13 Posts: 1,058Registered User Senior Member
    read all the other millions of posts
    just use search. im pretty sure this same question was asked yesterday
  • basketballbabe13basketballbabe13 Posts: 1,058Registered User Senior Member
    but if youre lazy, basically.... get there early and buy your drink first
  • ChiHF9009ChiHF9009 Posts: 180Registered User Junior Member
    How do I know who my interviewer is? Am I supposed to sit there and wait till somebody comes up to me?
  • CBBBlinkerCBBBlinker Posts: 2,643Registered User Senior Member
    Didn't you exchange any identifying information to help both of you figure out who's who? If I was doing the interviewing, I'd carry a folder or something from the school, and give some basic height & hair color info.

    Here's the link to the other (very) recent thread on this:

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-admissions/644756-interview-coffee-shops-who-pays.html
  • ignatiusignatius Posts: 2,210Registered User Senior Member
    Just added this to the other thread - with a little extra added at the end. :)

    Didn't read this thread ahead of time, but my d just had an interview at a Starbucks. So:

    She got there a tad early as she was worried about traffic. She had emailed the interviewer her cell # a couple of days ahead of time in case he needed to reach her at the last minute (again worried about traffic or last minute snafus). She DID NOT ask for his cell #.

    The interviewer bought d a small hot chocolate. (She's not a coffee drinker.) She did offer to pay for the hot chocolate and his drink, also. He declined - and paid.

    I do think she felt more comfortable having something to drink. It made the interview (which lasted over an hour) seem less formal, somehow.

    Obviously thanked him for the drink as she left. She also wrote a follow-up thank you note to him for making her first interview a great experience. And he did!

    Her overall impression of her first interview: FUN!

    Kudos to all those who interview and make it positive.

    * D arrived early with a book - and a file folder - and she sat near the entrance reading as she waited. Was glad she had the book as she was about 10 minutes early and he was about 5 minutes late. Waiting with nothing to do would have made her somewhat uncomfortable. Interviewer had no trouble picking out the hs student waiting for him - she looked the part. The file folder contained her resume which she gave to him after the interview. He told her that he appreciated the resume, as it would refresh his memory while he filled out his paperwork on her. *
  • KnownasnoniKnownasnoni Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    I just came back from an interview. Since I was early and didn't feel like drinking anything, I just chose a table and waited. When the lady arrived about three minutes later, she offered to get me a drink. I declined politely, but she insisted on getting me something. So I walked with her to the counter, talked a little bit about the drive up, and picked hot tea. Then I sat back down and waited.
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