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The Power of a Name

Jun. 26, 2018—I won’t lie, there have been days when I’ve waken up and wondered why I decided to go to Vanderbilt. Why did I pick such an academically challenging school? Am I in the right place? Why is pre med so difficult? Why can I not get A’s as easily as I did in high school?...

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Maymester 2018 Stops 3 and 4: Murren and Grindelwald

Jun. 13, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my previous posts on the Maymester program I was able to be a part of, be sure to check those out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me on this trip.   After Monte Verita, our exploration of culture and...

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Maymester 2018 Stop 2: Monte Verita

Jun. 12, 2018—Hello again! Before beginning, if you have not yet read my post on our Maymester’s first stop, Geneva, Switzerland, be sure to check that out for more information on what a Maymester is and what brought me to Switzerland. So, to pick up where we left off, I travelled to Monte Verita with my class...

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Summer Update

May. 29, 2018—It has been nearly a month since finals ended, and I barely know what day it is, which means summer is officially in session. What, you ask, does a Vanderbilt student do over the summer? Many things! Some common activities include, but are not limited to, the following: Internships (paid or unpaid) Research Jobs Study...

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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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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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Traveling Alone Part II (The 2nd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—Thank you to the Nichols for this amazing opportunity to learn more about my faith and myself!

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Traveling Alone Part I (The 2nd Thing I learned Sophomore Year)

Dec. 31, 2017—The first part of a two-part blog on traveling alone on a service-learning trip through the Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a trip I took in May 2017. As always, I’d love to get an email from you! My email is sophia.druffner@vanderbilt.edu, and if you want to check out my other blog posts on sophomore and junior...

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Summer Recap: My Time in Copenhagen

Aug. 23, 2017—Earlier this year, I posted about my application process for summer study abroad programs, and this summer, I was lucky enough to be accepted into the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) to take classes in Copenhagen for six weeks. While I was in Copenhagen, I took two classes: The Meaning of Style and Children...

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Summer Shenanigans

Jul. 29, 2017—Here’s a look at what my summer has been like! Internship I interned at EY in Atlanta in transfer pricing. Transfer pricing is a sub-service line in tax that deals with transactions that different entities of a company have with each other, and EY’s job is to make sure that those transactions meet international tax...

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