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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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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors!

Sep. 5, 2017—Well—it’s the start of another wonderful recruitment cycle! Do you know what that means for admissions counselors? Flights, applications, food, college fairs, hotels, and did I say amazing food?! As counselors, we enjoy forging new relationships and advocating for the admission of numerous, talented scholars! With an office of 32 admissions counselors, we practice a concept...

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Road Shows – We’re Coming to Visit You!

Jul. 21, 2017—It’s time for the return of the Vanderbilt Road Show, which means we’re hitting the road to visit you! Over the next few weeks, Vanderbilt admissions counselors will be traveling to more than 45 locations across the country for presentations about Vanderbilt and the admissions process. There’s still time to register for the Road Show...

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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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How, When, and Why to Contact Your Admissions Counselor

Sep. 23, 2016—Every admissions cycle, we in the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions communicate with a very high volume of incredibly talented students. Since we see it as our mission to seek highly intellectually curious, academically talented students who will contribute to campus life and the community beyond Vanderbilt, we also value personal attention within the context...

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Introducing New Blogger Keldrick L. Stephens

Aug. 8, 2016—Hello, world! My name is Keldrick L. Stephens and I am truly ecstatic to join the Office of Admissions team as an admissions counselor and contributor to the OUA Admissions Blog—I sincerely hope that you can sense my enthusiasm! I look forward to sharing any additional knowledge and valuable insight on the admissions process. This...

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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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Introducing Our Newest Admissions Counselors

Jul. 21, 2016—In the Admissions world, we often talk about what we do in a very cyclical way. Fall travel begins once students arrive back on campus and ends promptly after Halloween. We hunker down beginning in November to review thousands upon thousands of applications from the students we met throughout the fall. We know that the...

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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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PreVU Vanderbilt this Summer

Apr. 29, 2015—Guest blogger and admissions counselor Adrienne Spraggins explains her favorite thing about warm weather in Nashville and why you should add Music City (and PreVU) to your summer itinerary.

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Introducing OUA’s New Admissions Counselors

Jun. 20, 2014—Last week the Vanderbilt Office of Undergraduate Admissions grew as we welcomed seven new admissions counselors to the team. Jay introduces you to the new counselors here.

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Lessons from a Departing Admissions Counselor

May. 29, 2014—The most important things I have learned in my 3 years in the Vanderbilt OUA.

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