It has been a long two years since I last participated as a member of the admissions committee at Penn Vet. As a third- and fourth-year student, I was not able to help with the interview days for prospective students because of conflicting classes or rotations at New Bolton Center. However, due to the generosity of a few very understanding clinicians, this year I was able to attend my favorite interview day: large animal interview day.
This specific interview session has a soft spot in my heart because as an aspiring equine practitioner, I was interviewed on this special day in 2012. I remember being so exhausted by the time my interview rolled around after having been “on” since approximately 5 am that I almost forgot why I was interviewing in the first place. Luckily, my interviewers were both extremely pleasant and the entire experience was very relaxed, which I greatly appreciated.
I try to emulate the feeling that my interviewers gave to me each time I talk with prospective students. My energy and fervor for Penn Vet has not dissipated since my interview day, and I think that is why working in admissions is so easy and fun for me. Furthermore, every admissions session that I have participated in since that time has left me rejuvenated by the interviewees’ energy for getting into veterinary school. For me, seeing future equine veterinarians so excited about coming to our school, or at least interviewing here, makes me that much more appreciative for the education I have received over the last four years.