Our practice receives around 200 externship requests a year. All of the resumes I see are disgustingly amazing. Everyone is way too smart, has way too much experience, has lots of volunteer experience, and has worked at a thousand different farms or clinics. You’re all amazing, but you’re all the same.
When I review resumes, I am looking for some obvious things and some more subtle things.
First, of course I’m looking for “shining stars.” Two PhD’s in bovine nutrition and reproduction or similar ridiculously good credentials…you’re going in the YES pile.