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Commodore Connection | March 2024
owen gradaute school

Career Wayfinding: Helping Your Student Gain Clarity About Their Future 

Join Owen Graduate School of Management’s specialized master’s team and current students for a live panel and Q&A featuring advice on navigating career pathways. It is important for students to think about their careers early to prepare for securing a job. You will leave the webinar with advice from current Owen students on what students can do now to explore career interests and prepare for the job market.

Tuesday, March 19
6–6:45 p.m. CT

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pafa perspectives

This Month’s Topic: Spring Fever

As spring fever takes hold, it’s not uncommon for students to think others are doing better than they are. Emotions run high as the semester draws to a close. If you observe campus life, you’ll find every conceivable emotion. How is your student responding to this phase of their journey? Let’s put some perspective on some of these gnawing emotions. 
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parent ambassadors

Volunteers needed for incoming parent welcome outreach

Help us welcome and connect with the new members of our community! As a volunteer, you will receive a list of five to 10 incoming parents. Your role will be to engage with them by sending them a welcome email during the spring admissions phases. Our goal is for every incoming parent to receive a welcome email from a current parent, contributing to a supportive network.  
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Connect locally at upcoming Parent Socials

Want to meet other Vanderbilt families in your area? Parent Socials are a wonderful opportunity for VU families to engage with one another on a regional level and foster deeper connections in a small casual setting. Check out these upcoming events!
No social near you? Feel free to connect with Megan Gilliam at if you are interested in hosting a Parent Social in your area.
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giving day

Save the Date for Giving Day! 

Vanderbilt University’s Giving Day is April 11. This event celebrates generosity and community spirit, inviting everyone to contribute. Each gift, whether it’s a student’s first class gift or a Commodore fan’s support for their favorite sport, is valuable. These contributions drive progress in education, innovation and leadership through Destination Vanderbilt, Discovery Vanderbilt and One Vanderbilt. The event also fosters a sense of belonging and collaboration that is integral to the Vanderbilt Way. Let’s dare to grow together! 
career center

Career Center Programming 

Did you know that the Career Center offers consistent weekly programming for your students? Our guidance events are hosted both in-person at the Career Center (SLC Suite 220) or virtually and are designed to prepare students for the future. Students should check Handshake for information about and to register for specific events and programming.
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nutrition month

Vanderbilt Campus Dining Celebrates National Nutrition Month

Vanderbilt Campus Dining proudly introduces a series of engaging events for National Nutrition Month, developed in collaboration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics under the theme ”Beyond the Table.” This campaign aims to spotlight the journey of nutrition from farm to table, emphasizing food cultivation, food distribution, and navigating grocery stores and farmers markets, with a focus on sustainability and reducing food waste.  
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Upcoming Vanderbilt Chapter and Regional Events

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

Chapter Events
Various dates and chapters | Commodores in the Community 
Commodore game watch parties | Learn more
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Parents and Family Programs
PMB 401627 | 2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 7240-1627
Parent Information Line: (877) 887 2736 |

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