Aside from the rich academic experience Vanderbilt offers, there are ample of opportunities to explore extracurricular interests or expand upon your academic ones.
Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.
Volunteering with Vanderbilt volunteers for science (VSVS) has been on of the most rewarding experiences I had this year. We go to a middle school, teach a simple science lesson and do a cool science experiment. My favorite part is when the kids are really engaged and enjoying what they were doing (especially when the experiment involves bubbles or simple explosions).
Describe a favorite class and why you like it.
Neurobiology of Behavior. In this class you learn about some interesting aspects of different organisms behavior that you might have wondered about. These include how snakes and some insects heat sensors work and how bats use ultrasound to learn about their environment.
What are your favorite books?
Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky
Short stories by Chekhov
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
Who are your favorite music artists?
What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?