Answered by Dan, Hiring Expert at Mutual of Omaha, on Monday, November 30, 2015
Great question! Internships are an important part of career development, and like any job, acing your interview is one part of getting the position you desire. Making a great first impression - coming across as polished, professional and attentive - is important!
First, consider the industry and the company. Different forms of dress are appropriate for different work environments whether you're interviewing in a formal environment, at a casual workplace, or at a startup company. So take into consideration the work realm and take your dress code cues from that. Second, make sure you are dressed appropriately and well groomed. Regardless of the type of business, it is vital to be appropriate in the style of clothing you choose. Make sure your attire is fitted, clean cut, and presentable. No one wants to see offensive language on a shirt, sagging pants, or a ultra-short skirt. For example, opt for a simple pair of black slacks and a white button-down shirt or blouse. And as for grooming, one needs to be all clean, hair done, and for girls make up should be light and not too dramatic.
Best of luck to you and your internship interviews!