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‘Why Vanderbilt’

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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“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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“They Answer I Present”: Why Vanderbilt (Part 3)

Oct. 17, 2019—The question of “Why Vanderbilt” has been on the back of my mind during my years at Vanderbilt. My academic advisor also asked me this question the first time we met. Then, when I was learning Japanese grammar to give reasons—〜ので、~んです、〜から—I made sample sentences that answered the question. More recently, when applying to write for...

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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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Play Bridge and Be a Bridge: Yuchen Xu

Dec. 12, 2018—In the Thanksgiving Break, I interviewed Yuchen Xu, the president of Vanderbilt University Bridge Club. Hope the following questions and answers will provide insights into college life, Vanderbilt experience, and more! Part I. “I am” Year: Sophomore Hometown: Beijing, China Majors: Neuroscience and Computer Science Extracurriculars: Bridge Club, Undergraduate Honor Council, InterAxon Places You Have Traveled to...

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20 Reasons Why You Should Be A Part Of Vandy’s Class Of 2020

Nov. 29, 2015—Are you ready to be a Commodore?

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All Roads Lead to Rome (& Vanderbilt)

Oct. 15, 2015—Whether its Rome or Vanderbilt, a good tour can make all the difference.

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A Transfer’s Fears: the End

May. 11, 2015—I’ve met friends who made me laugh and cry, who made me pour out my heart and soul and deepest, darkest secrets. I’ve met friends who saw me in my most vulnerable, my most pathetic, yet still embraced me. I remember looking them in the eye as tears fell down my face, talking about how...

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The Myth of Love at First College Tour: A Highly Indecisive Student’s Guide to Choosing Vandy

Apr. 11, 2015—And finally, one last truth: choosing to come to Vanderbilt was the best decision I have made in my entire life, and I cannot imagine being happier anywhere else.

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