Volunteer Hospital Interview? What do I wear

Nursing Students Pre-Nursing


Hello Everybody

In the upcoming weeks, I have a group interview for volunteering at Stanford hospital next week. I'm just curious as to what I should wear to one of these things. I don't know if I should wear a suit and tie (a la Barney in How I Met Your Mother) or maybe something a little bit more business casual with a tie (a la Joseph Gordon in (500) Days of Summer)


When I volunteered, I followed the attire of the coordinator and other office workers at the hospital, which was business casual. I didn't wear a dress, but slacks and a dress shirt for the orientation part and the initial intro and interview. I think it's a notch down from what you would wear for a job interview. HTH.

Best, L.

I think dress pants, dress shirt, and tie would be appropriate.

Not a full suit like Barney, and not a sweater vest like Joseph.

You could wear a vest, but I wouldn't wear that vest. I think that vest is a little too casual.

Good luck to you!

Specializes in ICU / PCU / Telemetry / Oncology.

Sounds to me as if getting a volunteer job is getting as stiffly competitive as a paying job :eek: ... good luck to you!

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