Interview Tips: What to Bring

What should you bring to an interview?  Lots, yet also very little.  Don’t bring in your backpack, and instead just bring in a padfolio (one of those portfolio folders that has a notepad).  In the padfolio, have extra copies of everything – cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, writing sample, and references – so you can hand them to the person who didn’t remember to print it all off. Have a pen to go along with that notepad, so if someone mentions an article to read or something else to follow-up with after the interview, you can just easily say, “Let me jot that down so I don’t forget.”