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Let the Nostalgic Posts Begin

Posted by on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Academics, Admissions, College Life, Extracurriculars, General Information, Student Life.

I figured 1 month left of the semester was a good time to get back into the blogging game. I know I’ve claimed other semesters to be “the busiest” but I honestly didn’t know what I was talking about. THIS semester totally tops the chart of best/busiest semesters to date–just as expected.

Well, this past weekend, the newest class of Commodores received their acceptance notices, and it just got me to thinking about the day I opened up my letter (Yea. Back in my day we received snail mail letters). So rather than catch you people up on the past 3 months of my life, let’s go back a couple of years to the time when the college game was exciting and relevant for me.

I’m pretty sure I’ve talked about why I knew VU was home for me, but I really cannot stress enough the impression I got just from being on Vanderbilt’s campus, reading brochures, and searching through the college website. It just looked like an amazing place to not only call home but call my classroom, dining area, playground–basically, my greatest adventure site to date. Honestly, Vanderbilt has delivered on every single account in more ways than I could have hoped for.

When I wanted a collegiate-looking campus, I didn’t expect to walk through a picturesque scene every day going to class (yes, even on those gloomy days, our campus finds a way to look amazing). When I wanted an academically enriching college career, I was met with some of the hardest classes I had ever encountered, as well as great friends through those classes and a sense of true responsibility and achievement upon completing those classes. When I looked for fun opportunities for students, I found myself amidst the vibrant SEC community, as well as hundreds of student organizations that were so passionate for their cause, which inspired me to jump in and expand my interests a bit. When I looked for a place where I could partake in opportunities that would prepare me for a medical career, I was quickly able to make contacts with the medical school and children’s hospital–both of which only reiterated that this was a field I wanted to be a part of. I gained some life-long friends, gut-busting memories, and personal growth and maturity that helped me realize what kind of person I want to be.

Oh Vanderbilt, you’ve been so good to me. For those of you out there who are trying to pick which college you want to go to, search for those key components you know will personally strengthen YOU as a person. That may or may not be Vanderbilt. And if it IS Vanderbilt, I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll fall in love with this place as quickly as I did. (It was love at first brochure, really)

A picture from Spring Break in Charleston, SC. Finding Vanderbilt love wherever ya go.

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