A campus job interview can be difficult to dress for, since there are a lot of different types of positions available on a college campus. You should aim for an appropriate and polished look at all times while he specifics of what you wear might vary. Accordingly, you may need to adjust your everyday outfit that you'd wear to class or the dining hall in order to appear interview-ready. You should take the extra few minutes to look nice for your interview - whether that means putting on a nice pair of earrings, polishing your shoes, or ironing your shirt although that certainly does not mean you have to wear a formal suit or carry a briefcase. For most campus interviews, business casual will do. Think a more "professional version" of an outfit you might wear out to dinner. A wrinkle-free pair of pants and a button-down, polo shirt, or sweater would do for example. Dark-wash jeans or colored slacks are okay, too unless you're interviewing for a more formal-type position, like an executive assistantship in the Dean's Office, then tailored. Men might opt for a decent pair of dress shoes, and women can choose between flats or dressy boots, depending on the weather. 

What to wear to a campus job interview

High heels or extremely formal men's shoes aren't necessary while it is a generally a good idea to avoid sneakers. A good rule of thumb is to think back to your college admissions interview when you are putting together an outfit. That same style of dress generally works for campus job interviews, too. You still want to look nice, so don't wear your sweatpants or pajamas - even if you're coming from an 8 a.m. class even though it's a campus interview. When wearing your university's logo gear. Interviewing with the athletics departments or vying for a spot as a tour guide, be discriminatory? You'd probably be okay wearing a nice crew neck sweater with your school's logo on it, but avoid hoodies or anything too casual. Adjust your level of formality to the type of position. For example you can dress more on the "casual" side of "business casual" in case you are applying to be a lifeguard in the university gym. However, other circumstances - like an interview to be a Dean's Ambassador, or to work in public relations for the alumni organization - might call for a tailored look. Keep your accessories, like jewelry, makeup, and perfume or cologne, to a minimum. You want the focus to be on you, not on your fashion sense. Don’t be afraid to ask your interviewer the office dress code if you have any lingering doubts. When you're scheduling your interview over the phone or via e-mail, it's okay to ask something like, "Also, I was wondering if the office had a dress code?" Your interviewer's answer should give you a good sense of what to wear. Remember that you have to be able to act the part in addition to looking although your attire is key to making a good first impression.