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Commodore Connection | March 2023
Summer Business Immersion

Discover Accelerator Summer Business Immersion Family Information Session + Live Q&A | A career-building program geared for any major

Many students are looking for ways to bolster their educational experience, build their resumes and set their careers on the right track. Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management offers a unique, three-week summer program (June 4–24) called Accelerator Summer Business Immersion that provides college students and recent graduates with business knowledge while gaining resume-worthy experience by combining classroom learning with three real consulting projects. Plus, they’ll receive valuable career preparation. The client project partners for this summer are Nashville Superspeedway and Dollar General as well as one partner to be announced soon.

Presentation and live Q&A sessions:

Wednesday, March 22
Noon–12:30 p.m. CT

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Wednesday, March 22
6–6:30 p.m. CT

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Immersion Vanderbilt

Immersion Vanderbilt: Upcoming Deadline for Sophomore Class, Seniors Preparing for Graduation

Experience. Reflect. Ideate. Create.

Immersion Vanderbilt provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue their passions and cultivate intellectual interests through experiential learning. This intensive learning experience takes place in and beyond the classroom and culminates in the completion of a final project. Students must submit their first milestone form in the Immersion Vanderbilt portal by the spring of their sophomore year. The deadline for current sophomores to submit the first form is April 7, 2023. Students who transferred to Vanderbilt University as juniors this year must also submit their first form by the same date. Seniors preparing to graduate this spring must also submit their final projects for Immersion Vanderbilt. 

Follow the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt on all social media platforms to read about what other students are doing! You can also read about upcoming events and additional resources that support immersive experiences, culminating projects, and more! 
clinton town hall

Students from across globe come to Vanderbilt to solve humanity’s greatest challenges at CGIU 

Nearly 700 higher education students representing 92 nations and 42 U.S. states gained expertise and inspiration from influential leaders to improve lives during the Clinton Global Initiative University 2023 annual meeting, hosted by Vanderbilt University March 3–5.
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Maria Ressa

Nobel laureate Maria Ressa to deliver 2023 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

Maria A. Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who has endured political threats and government arrests for her commitment to truth and democracy, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to graduating students and their families during 2023 Commencement activities.    
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Undergraduate research fair

Spring Undergraduate Research Fair is April 11; now accepting student proposals

The annual spring Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair will be Tuesday, April 11, in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 3 to 6 p.m. Undergraduate students who have completed research at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply.
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women's history month

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Vanderbilt University will celebrate Women’s History Month beginning Wednesday, March 1, with a series of events hosted by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. The center has collaborated with campus partners to organize events around the theme “Women Who Tell Our Stories,” which aims to celebrate the struggles and achievements of all women from every background.
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Vanderbilt supercharges its computer science program

Since Destination Vanderbilt launched, Vanderbilt’s Department of Computer Science has hired 14 new tenure-track faculty members—nearly doubling its ranks—and continues to experience record undergraduate and graduate enrollments each year.
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study abroad program

WATCH: “Introduction to Study Abroad for Parents and Families” Webinar hosted by Global Education Office

Study abroad is a wonderful opportunity for Vanderbilt students to expand their horizons, develop their intercultural skills and gain independence. Join staff from the Global Education Office and the Office of Global Safety to learn more about study abroad, including how Vanderbilt supports students, funding and timelines, and how you can help your student maximize the value of their time abroad.
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immersion vanderbilt

WATCH: “Cultivating Knowledge through Experiential Learning” Webinar hosted with Immersion Vanderbilt

Immersion Vanderbilt is a degree requirement for the Class of 2023 and beyond. Through Immersion Vanderbilt, students transform ideas into action, explore their passions and make a difference in the world. Join Carolyn Floyd, senior director of the Office of Experiential Learning and Immersion Vanderbilt, to learn more about how you can support your student as they engage in their immersive experience and culminating project.
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Vanderbilt Chapter Events

Parents are invited to attend the Vanderbilt Chapter events. Come out and meet fellow Vanderbilt parents and alumni in your area.
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