I am a strong proponent of including extracurricular activities in applications and during interviews. Every now and then, I will discover an activity someone does during an interview that wasn’t on their application. I was in a student interview recently where it came out that the student was on the national gymnastics team, but this
Most interviews involve at least some time outside of a ‘formal interview’ setting. For vet school, this may be during a campus tour or a lunch. For internships and residencies, this may be during the hospital tour or as you are getting set for the formal part. Some programs may have a lunch period for
Interviewing for a faculty position is exciting. You’re investigating an institution for where you may want to work, and they are investigating you. Interviews are also a recruiting tool- the institutions want you to come there, so they wine and dine you. Most faculty interviews will have at least one lunch and one dinner, and
A friend of mine, who is a vet student, asked my opinion about dyeing her hair and getting a tattoo, particularly as she is interested in an internship and residency. I told her it would be better to dye her hair during pre-clinical years if she had to and let it be natural once she
Dr. Kreisler and I worked together, did research, and continue to pursue research projects together. She brings a terrific perspective on shelter medicine, a growing field of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Eberhardt and I worked together as “middle management” at one institution. Despite our different life philosophies, we bonded well and became great supporters of each other. He discusses his path in internal medicine, and provide perspective for those wishing to pursue a similar path.
I know what you’re thinking, “Mentors interview ME, not the other way around!” Well I have something important to tell you: all interviews are two-way streets. You need to show yourself off AND make sure that your potential mentor would be a good fit for you. I believe most students ‘fail’ in their research projects
Dr. Williams and I worked together at one institution and we had a great relationship. His enthusiasm and positivity are infectious. He shares with you a path to excellence in equine surgery.
When going to an interview, often there will be a period where you go to lunch and/or dinner with people at the institution. Sharing a meal is a powerful point of connection for people, so this is often an important component of the interview. Unfortunately, it adds another layer of social dynamics which have to
I was interviewing at a university recently and someone brought up the study we did looking at internship letters of intent. They said, “Aren’t you just telling them how to write a good letter? Won’t it be formulaic? There won’t be any difference between candidates. They can just read the study and ape what others