DPT Post Interview Thank You?

January 16th, 2011

Should I send a thank you letter after a physical therapy school interview?

Most sources that I have read say yes, send a thank you after interviewing for physical therapy school.

It might not help you get into physical therapy school, but it won’t hurt your chances.

Send a thank you note or email to each individual person that you met. If you met with more than one person, personalize each note or email to each individual.

Send the thank you within 24-hours to one week of your interview.

In fact, most of what I’ve read says to prepare, dress, and follow up as you would for a professional job interview and that seems like good advice.

What to Wear to a Physical Therapy School Interview

January 12th, 2011

I went to my second physical therapy school interview today.

To my first physical therapy school interview, I wore a gray cowl neck sweater, black pin-striped dress pants, and black flats. I wore my hair in a low ballerina bun. I recently was disappointed to find out that I was not accepted.

For my second physical therapy school interview, I wore what I would wear to a professional job interview: I bought a new, black Ann Taylor pants suit with a two-button jacket and camisole. I also wore conservative medium heels and my hair down.

To quote the great athlete and entertainer, Deion Sanders: “When you look good, you feel good. When you feel good, you play good. When you play good, they pay good.” I am hoping for better results this time.

The other females I met today were also wearing suits – pants suits and jacket/skirts sets. Undershirts were collared button-up blouses or camisoles. The men I met today were wearing suits and ties.

Good luck to all of you interviewing for physical therapy school searching for what to wear!