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Fairs at Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2019—In the Japanese history course I am taking this semester, we went over carnivals at Edo—ancient Tokyo—which featured numerous shows (misemono). The discussion of carnivals reminded me to take a look at fairs closer to me with respect to time and space. Vanderbilt has a vibrant culture of fairs which inform and entertain. Here is...

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The Summer of Applications

Sep. 11, 2019—This summer was a learning experience for me. I decided that since I wasn’t doing an internship this summer, I felt like I needed to do one during the school year. Previously, I hadn’t decided what I could see myself doing in the future. However, after taking Professor Michael Porter’s Business of Music class, I...

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Preparing for Senior Year

May. 1, 2019—I just finished my last exam for this semester, which makes me officially a senior at Vanderbilt! (Did I get anxiety writing this? Absolutely.) While I am excited to begin my last year at Vanderbilt, I am also a little nervous about what lies ahead. However, Vanderbilt offers many resources on campus to help with...

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Being Undecided in College

Apr. 27, 2019—Coming into college, I had no idea what I wanted to major in. I had spent countless afternoons reading through Vanderbilt’s list of majors and I felt uninspired by most. I didn’t feel the burning passion that many people around me felt when they talked about what they’d be majoring in. Obviously, this made me...

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Using Your Resources

Apr. 7, 2019—One of the great things about being a Vanderbilt student is the plethora of academic, extracurricular, and personal resources available to students. We’re only here for a limited amount of time, so using of all of the services offered is paramount. Here are some of the resources I’ve been able to take advantage of that...

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A Versatile Engineer: Yufei Yan

Feb. 14, 2019—As a student of College of Arts and Science, I was curious about student experience in School of Engineering. Therefore, I interviewed my friend Yufei, who would spend the spring semester interning at Facebook. Part I. “I am” Name: Yufei Yan Year: 2020 Hometown: Nanjing, China Majors: Computer Science, Mathematics Extracurriculars: Lunar New Year Festival...

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A Summer in D.C.

Mar. 30, 2017—Last summer, going into my sophomore year, I interned at the Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in my hometown. I had never really been involved in this type of advocacy, but I wanted to stay home over the summer, and oddly enough ZCenter was right around the corner from my high school, but I had never...

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Picking a Major

Nov. 11, 2016—I finally declared my major! But wow, picking a major is stressful- there’s a lot of pressure to make the right choice. What’s even more frustrating is when you finally figure it out only to be faced with the inevitable question of “What kind of job can you get with that major?” from you parents....

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Blazers and Résumés and Keeping My Sanity

Oct. 26, 2014—As a senior at Vanderbilt, I am constantly plagued with the “What are your plans after graduation, again?” question. It’s not that I’m sick of it — it’s just that I am still asking myself that same question. I don’t know my plans, world! One of the main reasons I chose Vanderbilt my senior year...

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Shopping for Internships!

Feb. 9, 2013—This past weekend my roommates and I had an internship workshop for two hours...

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