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Why Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt was my last college tour. When I stepped on campus, I got that gut feeling that this was the place for me. As cheesy as that sounds, I really felt at home. In addition, Vanderbilt truly had everything I was looking for: stellar academics, school spirit, excellent faculty engagement, a passionate student body pursuing a variety of extracurricular activities, and a campus set in an urban city.

Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.

My favorite organization is Alpha Kappa Psi. In this business fraternity, I have been able to meet like-minded individuals passionate about pursuing careers in business-related industries. I have also been able to create a lasting network of friends.

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

My favorite class is entrepreneurship. The ability to create a business simulation and see that business from start to finish is incredible.