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Life After Vanderbilt: Career Outcomes

May. 31, 2018—In honor of Vanderbilt’s Commencement and our recent graduates, let’s fast forward for a moment. Fast forward past your own high school graduation. Imagine jumping a few years past that to your college graduation. When you walk across that stage, do you see yourself having a job? Traveling the world? Giving back to your community? Or...

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3 Cheers for Spring Travel!

May. 17, 2018—‘Tis the season for amazing spring travel! It’s been quite busy this spring attending college fairs, speaking engagements, and high schools. Not to mention, we’ve visited some pretty nice places. Thanks to this new phenomenon called, “the selfie” —we have captured some amazing shots, and today on the blog we’d like to share a few...

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The Commodore Card: Your Passport to Nashville

Apr. 17, 2018—One of the first things you’ll get as a Vanderbilt student is a Commodore Card. This is your student ID and it serves many purposes. You need it to swipe into your residence hall, you can use it to gain access to academic buildings after hours, and (maybe most importantly) you use it to pay...

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Hidden Gems of Nashville

Mar. 22, 2018—Nashville is a city that is ever growing! I first moved to Nashville in 2010 as a first year student at Vanderbilt and in the last 8 years, the city has transformed into one of the top hot spots to visit. As a college student, this is really exciting as there is always something new...

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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes!

Nov. 21, 2017—Thanksgiving! After my birthday, I would probably say this is the second best holiday. For me, it’s an amazing, festive time to gather around one thing: FOOD—yay! We decided to take a break from posts about the application process, financial aid, and merit scholarships so we could highlight some of our favorite Thanksgiving dishes! But...

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Ask the Tour Guides: Moving to Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—You can find answers to all kinds of questions on our website, but sometimes there is no substitute for hearing from a current student. In our “Ask the Tour Guides” series we will ask some of our tour guides to answer commonly asked questions about the student experience at Vanderbilt. For our first post we...

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Hometown Favorites

Dec. 29, 2016—Everyone knows our beloved city of Nashville as Music City, but what I love about Nashville is the food. As a Californian I grew up eating the best fresh fruits and veggies from the Redwood City farmer’s market, the best fish ‘n chips from Cook’s Seafood in Palo Alto, and the incomparable kung pao chicken...

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The Nashville Fall "Event List"

Oct. 24, 2016—Welcome to the wonderful world of Music City, home to celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Hannah Montana, and myself, Keldrick! As I have traveled to high schools and college fairs this fall, I’ve enjoyed telling prospective students about the bustling city we call Nashville. Personally, I think of Nashville as a quaint, southern...

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Pets of OUA

Aug. 5, 2016—While, sadly, allergies have prevented me from having a pet of my own, I have still always shared in the love of furry creatures. There is just something about a small fluffy puppy or a sweet soft cat that lifts the spirits. Even though I can’t have a dog or cat of my own, my...

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Your Nashville Summer Visit Guide

Jul. 5, 2016—It’s summer break! What are your plans? College visits? Family vacation? How about both. Vanderbilt and Nashville are great destinations this summer. Where else can you visit a top-20 school in a city ranked on the Lonely Planet Top 10 Best in Travel 2016 list? (Hint: nowhere else!) From campus tours to concerts, here are...

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A Look Back at 2015

Dec. 31, 2015—As I sit with my family in Maine looking out on the first snowstorm of the year, I can’t help but think about what an exciting year it has been for Vanderbilt and OUA. Our staff has seen another year for the record books, as we’ve traveled to almost every state in the nation (accumulating...

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Hanging out with Vanderbilt Students, Nashville Edition

Nov. 19, 2015—It’s time for another hangout with Vanderbilt students as we continue our series of Google Hangout conversations. This week’s topic is Nashville:  what it’s like to live and study in one of America’s coolest up-and-coming cities. You know, the kind of city that gets named to Lonely Planet’s top 10 Best in Travel 2016 list...

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