We are hiring in my department area and will sometimes get candidates who also completed their student externships in our area, which can make or break them as far as being considered. This PD's behavior during her externship "broke" her as far as EVER being considered for a position in our area.
The externships are competitive, and the schools with whom we are connected are told only to send their top student(s) to apply for the externship, for which they have to complete a timed calculations test, a skills test and undergo an interview to see if they'd be able to handle the externship. Despite all this, we sometimes get bad apples (twice now in the 5+ years I've been there so it doesn't happen often). Student was instructed multiple times by the staff training her to PUT AWAY HER CELL PHONE AND STOP TEXTING. She wouldn't stop! There were some other behavioral issues I was told (can't remember what they were at this time). Really, who wants to hire someone who, just as a student, would jeopardize accuracy of processing a patient's medication order by fiddling around with her cell phone instead?
Anyway, Candidate's app came across my desk so I forwarded it to the appropriate parties. I was told she would not be invited to interview for the issues I outlined previously so I processed her as "rejected," which means she disappears off the list of applicants and, I'm pretty sure, would not come up on our lists again. Sometimes, you want to tell these students, "Do you really want to spend $10-15,000 for an education you will just throw away on stupid things like playing with your phone when the opportunity to advance yourself comes along?" Yeah, she (or her parents) would've had to spend about that much money for her education at the vocational school, and it was far more important to her to spend her hard-earned externship texting, rather than paying any attention to what staff was trying to teach her.