Hi, I recently missed my college interview for the most ridiculous reason: my phone. My interview was at 1:00 yesterday. The day before my interview, I had a surprise party in which my phone basically disappeared amongst the kids for a couple of hours. I use my phone as an alarm clock, so it is imperative that the displayed time is correct. One way or another, the time got set back an hour, and so my alarm went off at 1:00 rather than 12:00. I received a call from my interviewer at 1:35, wondering why I wasn't there. She didn't have an angry tone to her voice or anything, but when I repeatedly said I'm Sorry, she didn't say "it's ok" or anything. We decided to schedule the interview for 1:00 today. Two questions.
1.) How much will missing an interview hurt me?
2.) How should I act during the rescheduled interview? Should I explain what happened to her or do you think she'll view it as an excuse?