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Why Vanderbilt?

The people. The genuine passion, love, and care within Vanderbilt is what makes it so unique. It's pretty rare to find a school where there's this feeling that everyone's on your team, where the same students and the faculty in your classes are the ones cheering the loudest for you. For me the quality people here are what make us, quite literally, the happiest campus in the county.

List a few of your activities. Describe a favorite activity/organization and why you like it.

SACE, Tour Guides, AKPSI, Dore for a Dore and working as a Peer Coach for the Center for Student and Professional Development!

Describe a favorite class and why you like it.

A Freshman Engineering Seminar on Cities of the Future was far and away my favorite class thus far at Vanderbilt. This small, 15 person class explored future cities and the technology and sustainability initiatives that are projected to arrive within the coming decades. We explored everything from parking problems in future cities to net zero residential systems to even taking field trips to local innovation centers in Nashville!

Describe your experience becoming a part of the Vanderbilt community.

One of the many beautiful facets of Vanderbilt is the community here. Whether it's through organizations, hallmates (Go Gillette!) , or Greek Life--everyone has their niche that they're able to find when first starting here. There's something here for everyone, and the beautiful thing is that your niche doesn't have to be static for four years--it's fluid and changing from semester to semester as you grow and discover more about who you truly are.

What are your favorite books?

There's too many, so I'll just list authors:  J.K. Rowling, Irvin D. Yalom, Steven D. Levitt, and Malcolm Gladwell.

Who are your favorite music artists?

The Weeknd, Jon Bellion, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, and Drake.

What are your favorite TV shows or Movies?

Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Suits, Prison Break, and Wolf of Wall Street.

 

Saurabh Jha


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