1. Understand the timeline – research programs to find out when they extend invites and when they host interviews
  2. Prepare for invitations – set up email and text notifications, get a calendar
  3. Accept invitations – respond promptly and keep your calendar updated
  4. Optimize invitations – any interview date you get is a good one, but planning ahead can help you optimize timing
  5. Too many or too little interviews – drop early, keep tabs with whether programs have extended invites and stay in close contact with your advisors