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Vanderbilt Dorms and Housing Options

Nov. 7, 2019—Coming to college, I was concerned about the transition of moving into a dorm room. Was I going to have enough room? What if my roommate snored? What if my bed was uncomfortable? If you have similar concerns, this post is for you! Living on-campus at Vanderbilt for the past three years has been a...

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What I’ll Miss the Most About Vanderbilt

Nov. 3, 2019—As senior year continues on, I feel more and more reflective about the experiences I have throughout my time at Vandy. There are a lot of things I’m going to miss about this place, so I thought I’d share those with you all who are wondering about life here or curious about the student culture....

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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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Research Updates

Oct. 20, 2019—A cornerstone of my college career has been doing research in the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory here at Vanderbilt. I primarily do statistics research related to behavioral and neuroimaging data in the lab, and have come a long way since my first semester there my sophomore year. I began my research working with data from the...

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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 4)

Oct. 17, 2019—Different people have asked the question of “Why Vanderbilt.” During a workshop held by the Career Center last week, a panelist representing a graduate program was interested in the attendees’ ideas about the question. In my interview with Yufei Yan, I was curious about her thoughts on this two-word question. When I met my secondary...

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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 2)

Oct. 11, 2019—I have pondered the question “Why Vanderbilt” on various occasions. When I was an applicant, I read the information on Vanderbilt’s website to formulate my answer. After I received the acceptance letter, I reviewed my answer and added new elements to it. Right before coming to Nashville, I talked with a family friend who graduated...

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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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The Life of a Student Intern

Oct. 10, 2019—If you read my last blog, you know my summer was full of applications and interviews, and a lot of disappointment. But hey, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Eventually my trying paid off! After a lot of hard work, I am proud to say that I have officially graduated from student...

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Hey, Fall, Hey!

Oct. 7, 2019—Hello Friends and HELLO FALL! Does anyone else feel like they’ve been waiting forever for this to happen? I mean, yeah, we all have. As much as I love summer and sunshine, those 90-degree days were really starting to get old. But no need to worry because it finally, (finally!) feels like it’s fall. Personally,...

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