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Three Continents in Three Months

May. 5, 2018—Sophie's no longer in Nashville! AND she's not doing research nor organic chemistry this summer! WOW!

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Vanderbilt’s Neuroscience Major

Mar. 30, 2018—Before coming to college, I had known that I wanted to study the brain. As a result, I chose to pursue the neuroscience major at Vanderbilt, despite not having much experience taking similar classes in high school. Neuroscience seems to be a college-specific line of coursework in many cases, so I wanted to provide some...

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Embodying Diversity: Rachel Miles

Mar. 11, 2018—One of the most hardworking people I know, Rachel is the definition of determination and represents the interdisciplinary character of Vanderbilt. Not only is Rachel a musician, she is also a scientist. I’m so glad that despite her busy schedule she was able and willing to tell me about her story, which manifests in her...

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What It’s Like to Work on Campus

Feb. 28, 2018—Most people who know me well know will tell you that I work in a “nut lab” here at Vanderbilt. This is the colloquial name we have given to the research core in the medical center where I have spent several hours a week since arriving to campus. The reason we call it the nut...

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Tracking Down Summer Internships

Feb. 7, 2018—As if being in college, attending classes, and involving oneself in extracurricular activities weren’t enough, another major component of the undergraduate experience at Vanderbilt is finding productive ways to spend one’s time during the summer. This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately, as pre-medical students generally find internships or research...

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Spring Classes

Jan. 28, 2018—The spring semester has been off to a great start! I am a bit late in posting about my classes, but nevertheless, here is a my schedule for the next few months! Intro to Archaeology (ANTH 1201W): Mondays and Wednesdays 8:45-10:00 am Mainly taking this class for the writing requirement, and the fact that it...

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How to Study (The 4th Thing I Learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—Wow, this post is so important. Although I came to Vanderbilt as the valedictorian of my high school class, National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar, all the rest, I didn’t fully know how to study. I was doing parts of it: talking to myself outloud, creating quizlet sets, making connections between the material, but I didn’t...

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The Complete Guide to Being Premed (The 2nd Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—LITERALLY everything about being premed, from grades to extracurriculars to well, everything. Remember, folks. It's all psychological.

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Just Take Time (The 1st Thing I learned Junior Year)

Dec. 17, 2017—Your brain is going to be quite non-alive after 2 AM, that extra 30 minutes actually means something, study fast and comprehensively

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The Four Things I’ve Learned Junior Year (Fall)

Dec. 16, 2017—The things I think about over decaf lattes and long walks through leaves

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