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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part III)

Jan. 31, 2020—Tomorrow, we will embrace the second month of 2020 with the leap day. The deadline of transfer application is getting closer. I hope the following Why Vanderbilt responses will be helpful to transfer applicants. Enjoy. I. A Junior’s Response Hometown: China “This is my second year at Vanderbilt. Before transferring to Vanderbilt, I was looking...

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Why Vanderbilt: Transfer Students (Part II)

Jan. 29, 2020—Happy Chinese New Year! Two more transfer students took their precious time to share their “Why Vanderbilt” answers with us. They discuss academics and campus atmosphere. One touches upon sustainability efforts this academic year. Enjoy! I. A Junior’s Response Majors:Child Studies and Psychology Hometown: Shanghai, China Intended Career: Bilingual teacher “I transferred to Vandy when...

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Vanderbilt Jargons Part I

Jan. 29, 2020—As promised in my first blog of Fall 2019, I have compiled Vanderbilt jargons. They are in different forms: acronyms, names, new words, and so on. They refer to a variety of things at Vanderbilt: places, food, student organizations, and so on. To kick off the jargon-focused blog series, let’s go over three jargons relevant...

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Learning to Love Your GPA

Jan. 6, 2020—Vanderbilt is naturally full of high achieving students. To even be accepted to Vanderbilt means that you were probably at the top of your class in high school, and maybe even had a 4.0 GPA. I know that for me, high school was never particularly challenging, and I wasn’t studying for hours on end. I...

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Fave Study Spots

Dec. 26, 2019—Throughout my time at Vanderbilt, I have experimented with finding the best places to study. I am an easily distracted person, so studying in my room has proved to be pretty unproductive if I really need to get work done. I’ve compiled a list of places on or around campus that have been my favorite...

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What Should I Take My Freshman Year At Vanderbilt?

Dec. 3, 2019—After just choosing classes for my 6th semester at Vanderbilt, I realized that I now know exactly what classes I want to and have to take. Next semester, I am taking two courses for my major, two courses for my minor, and one elective. I now take this knowledge for granted but freshman year, I...

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A Day in My Life

Nov. 29, 2019—I hope everyone has been having a restful Thanksgiving! Vanderbilt students are lucky and we have had this entire week off (a much needed break from school). Despite it being my senior year, my schedule has still been packed, so before this semester ends, I’d like to share a general overview of how my week...

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Big News…

Sep. 29, 2019—I got accepted to medical school!!! As I type this phrase inside of a bustling coffee shop, I still can’t fully believe that it’s real. It feels like not so long ago I was stressing about gen chem, into bio, organic chem, and biochem midterms without seeing the light at the end of the tunnel....

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My Experience with Summer Orgo

Aug. 1, 2019—HAPPY AUGUST EVERYONE!!!  I hope you’re all having a great summer! I can’t wait to be back on campus in just a few short weeks; I’ll be helping the freshmen move in on the 17th so I’m flying down on the morning of the 16th. Until then, I’m mostly relaxing and taking a well-needed vacation...

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Pursuing One’s Passion?

May. 14, 2019—  Hey all, Jordan here   “Major” is synonymous with college, right? That’s the most fundamental aspect of college, right above roommates and bad choices. When deciding on one, many students tend to gravitate towards the mantra of “pursuing one’s passion,” which works out fantastically for some, not so well for others.   What I...

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