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Why Vanderbilt? Perspectives from First Generation Students

Oct. 31, 2019—As a first-generation college applicant, you might be thinking “Why Vanderbilt?”. Here are responses from three first generation students describing their experiences on campus and giving some advice to any first-generation applicants. All three of them are executive board members of FirstVU, a student organization that is dedicated to supporting and empowering first generation students...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 3)

Oct. 17, 2019—The question of “Why Vanderbilt” has been on the back of my mind during my years at Vanderbilt. My academic advisor also asked me this question the first time we met. Then, when I was learning Japanese grammar to give reasons—〜ので、~んです、〜から—I made sample sentences that answered the question. More recently, when applying to write for...

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Throwback Thursday: Why I chose Vandy

Oct. 17, 2019—‘Tis the season of applications, and now that I’m a graduating senior, I thought it would be fun to think back to four years ago when I was applying to college! I hope this might help those of you who are thinking about applying to Vanderbilt but aren’t sure. I toured A BUNCH of schools...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 1)

Oct. 10, 2019—Happy October! Since it is the college application season now, many applicants may ponder the question “Why Vanderbilt.” Some applicants may be interested in current Vanderbilt students’ answers to this important question, so I want to start a series of posts focusing on “Why Vanderbilt.”As I promised to bring others in my blog, I interviewed...

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My Med School Application Timeline

Oct. 6, 2019—Hello again! As my first semester of senior year gets into full swing, the next phase of my life is definitely weighing on my mind. As many of you know, I am in the process of applying to medical school, so I thought I’d share a little about the process as I’m going through it....

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10 Things I Learned Freshman Year

May. 31, 2019—Now that I’m home and all my belongings have been unpacked (I know, you’re probably thinking ‘what took you so long to unpack?’ – let me tell you, unpacking is my biggest enemy), I can officially say that my first year of college is complete. Done. Finished. OVER.   That’s quite a scary thought to...

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A Year in Review

May. 31, 2019—Hi! I made my decision to attend Vanderbilt a year ago this month. It’s crazy to think about how much has changed in that time frame. This decision really did change my life, which is something I often remember my high school teachers threatening us with. In all honesty, they were trying to make us...

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If you’ve decided what college you’re attending…

May. 1, 2019—Why a "Happy Monday" picture? Because Mondays are like the college process: seemingly stressful but then AWESOME. Post features things you could do if you wanted to now that you've DECIDED! applicable to any college :)

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May 1st: But What If I Make the Wrong Decision? Some Advice From a Graduating Senior

May. 1, 2019—A little bit of an intro: I get pretty my-way-of-being honest here, so please take whatever I say with a grain of Himalayan pink salt! (If you haven’t had it, you should. It’s just really good salt #highbloodpressureonedaywhat). If you have any questions or concerns, email me at sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu. Even though I am graduating, I...

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Why It’s Okay to Change Your Mind about Your Major

Apr. 2, 2019—It has been about a week since regular decisions came out, so firstly, I want to say: Welcome new class of 2023! Being accepted to college is an exciting experience. After the excitement can often come uncertainty. All of a sudden, it seems that everyone wants you to make a decision that might affect the...

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