Introducing new blogger Mickhale Lamba!
Nov. 14, 2018—Hey everyone! My name is Mickhale Lamba and I am one of the newest admissions counselors in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. I’m also a new member of the blogging team, and I’m excited to share my perspective on the admissions process and all the things that make this university so special. I am originally...
How to Make the Most of College Fairs
Sep. 22, 2017—College fairs can be intimidating. Even as a seasoned admissions counselor, I still get wide-eyed when I walk into a room full of tables, and soon to be full of people, for the first time each season. College fairs are a great opportunity to learn about a number of different schools in one quick time...
8 Tips for Attending College Fairs
Sep. 16, 2015—As a counselor who has been attending college fairs for several years now, I can honestly say that I’ve been asked everything under the sun I expect to hear the more typical (but important) questions about class size, campus environment, major and minor offerings, SAT and ACT requirements, application process and of course “how do I get in?” But there are always those questions that take me by surprise.
Stories from the Road
Nov. 11, 2013—Several of our admissions counselors recount their favorite travel tales of 2013.
I’m Just a Brochure: The Life of a Vanderbilt Publication
Oct. 7, 2013—If you're a high school student who has started the college search process, you probably have stacks of brochures, pamphlets, and post cards from various schools. But have you ever wondered where exactly these publications come from? Carolyn gives you the back-story on the life of a VU publication.
VU Visits You – Travel Updates
Sep. 24, 2013—With the calendar officially turning the corner from summer to fall, travel season is now well underway for us here at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Jay has a look at where we've been as well as where we're going.
What We’re Listening To: Road Trip Soundtrack
Sep. 19, 2013—Hello from Gate C6 in the Nashville International Airport! Now that September is well upon us, all of our admissions counselors have hit the road, traveling to high schools, college fairs, and community based organizations all over the world in search of the Vanderbilt Class of 2018. I am about to hop on flight #3...
A Day in the Life of an OUA Road Warrior
Nov. 8, 2012—Carolyn takes us step by step through a "typical" day in travel season.
Fall Joint Travel
Sep. 7, 2012—Carolyn highlights the recruiting trips several of our counselors will be taking with representatives from other institutions.
2012 Road Show Recap
Aug. 31, 2012—Carolyn recaps the her productive, fast-paced, and somewhat gluttonous week of travel through Oklahoma and Texas.
The Common Application is Now Available!
Aug. 1, 2012—The Common Application and Vanderbilt's accompanying supplements go live today.
A Counselor’s Year in Review
Jun. 4, 2012—Carolyn reflects on her first year as a counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.