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Asked by Nathalie on April 18, 2017

I am a college student and my school offers a mentoring program. I need to interview someone in my field for a class and I am in contact with an alumni. She told me she is able to meet after 5:30pm. I was wondering what places are appropriate to meet? Restaurants? Cafe? Starbucks? Also, should I dress formally or casual?

Answered by Brandy, Hiring Expert at Archer Daniels Midland, on April 18, 2017

Great questions! You should choose a setting that is quiet enough that you will be able to hear each other, maybe a quiet coffee shop or even a place on campus. You will want to be able to utilize your time with her and not be disrupted by your surroundings. In regards to your attire, I would recommend going with a business casual type of outfit. Good Luck!!

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on April 19, 2017

I would recommend a casual setting such as a coffee shop or café. I think a sit down restaurant would be too formal and it would be harder to come and go as you please. Pick a location that is quiet so you can easily hear each other and don't have distractions. As far as attire, I would recommend business casual so you can set a good first impression!
Good luck!

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Answered by Kimberly , Hiring Expert at Emerson, on April 20, 2017

Hello! It would be appropriate to meet in a casual resuarant like Eat N' Park, Waffle House, etc or a coffee shop.  You want to conduct yourself in a professional manner so business casual attire would be a better option.

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