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How I Prepped for the MCAT as a Vanderbilt Student

Apr. 8, 2019—Being a college student means that life can often seem hectic. Between classes, extracurricular commitments, and friends, these four years take balance and a whole lot of time management. As a junior, one other thing was added to my already-busy load at Vanderbilt: studying for the MCAT. So, I thought I’d share what that process...

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My Summer Plans

Apr. 1, 2019—Since April has finally begun, a Vandy student can’t help but think about how quickly summer break is approaching (along with finals)! Luckily, I have already secured my summer plans. Here is what I am planning to do for the summer: Thanks to Hire a Dore, I found a summer internship. I will be working...

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Summer 2019 Plans

Mar. 25, 2019—If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I post updates each year on how I’m planning to spend my summer break. This year is a bit different. I still have some plans, but after three years of hard work, my main plan for the summer is to REST. With the...

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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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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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Wrapping Up Freshman Year

Apr. 10, 2017—Hello everybody! As April has begun and May is fast approaching, so is the end of this year. Soon I’ll become a sophomore and next fall I will arrive to help move in and orient new freshman to Vanderbilt as a VUceptor. Time has absolutely flown. While I could tell you all about my possible plans...

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Steps to (Summer) Study Abroad

Feb. 2, 2017—I finally submitted my application to study abroad in Europe this summer, and I could not be more excited! However, deciding which program to apply to was a big decision and took lots of consideration. The Global Education Office (GEO) at Vanderbilt was a great resource for me when I was picking out which programs...

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“I was terrified:” The Weeks Before Move-In Day

Jul. 27, 2016—“Guys?” I looked around the patio table outside the frozen yogurt place. My yogurt hadn’t melted yet; the terrible heat of June had left Dallas. It was August, two weeks away from Move-In Day. “What?” Kristin and Alicia looked at me between bites of their cones. “Is this just me… or are y’all scared for college too?” Kristin and Alicia, two of my best friends since fifth grade, looked at each other and then looked at me. “Oh my gosh, Sophie, we’re terrified.” And then all of us started laughing.

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Seasons May Change

Dec. 8, 2015—At Vanderbilt, every season is the best season.

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Farewell, Freshman Year!

Apr. 21, 2015—All the feels.

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