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New Career Fair venue, casual company pitches a slamming success

Sep. 21, 2017—The ubiquitous “elevator pitch” is a standard rite of career advancement. Whether or not it takes place in an elevator, job candidates are told they must be able to describe their awesomeness in two minutes or less. The Vanderbilt Career Center this year turned the tables on the recruiters. The night before the official Career...

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Two engineering seniors to explore the world as Keegan Traveling Fellows

May. 2, 2017—One engineering senior wants to learn how fathers in different cultures impact family dynamics while another senior wonders if traditional cures are getting replaced by the spread of Western medicine, and what that means for those cultures. To both, the exploration is personal. Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2017 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to...

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Engineering alums Capps, Card pass along advice to athletes, ROTC members at banquet

Jan. 24, 2017—A  Drexel University professor and a retired vice admiral, both School of Engineering alums, addressed a crowd of engineering undergraduates active on Vanderbilt’s athletic teams and in ROTC or NROTC programs. Their advice, given at Monday night’s banquet to honor those students, ranged from making the most of rich learning and social opportunities to recognizing...

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Zeppos welcomes Fleischmann to campus for science, tech discussion

Oct. 6, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos greets U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the new Engineering and Science Building. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt) Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., to Vanderbilt University Oct. 4 for a visit to the new Engineering and Science Building, a tour of the Wond’ry and a question-and-answer session with graduate students...

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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

Apr. 15, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5,000,000 to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S.  Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14. Deans’ chairs represent the highest faculty honor in academia, recognizing a dean based on the influence of his or her scholarship,...

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Engineering science alum working for NASA credits ‘Rosie the Riveter’ grandmother

Mar. 31, 2016—Amanda Stubblefield (ES’97) never believed women couldn’t do any job they wanted — a value she learned from her grandmother, a real-life “Rosie the Riveter.” After double-majoring in Engineering Science and Human and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University, Stubblefield went to work for NASA. Her current job is to help connect cargo vehicles to the International...

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Engineering science undergrad meets Buffett, learns investment great’s philosophies

Mar. 23, 2016—Her trip to meet investment genius Warren Buffett was a whirlwind, but Vanderbilt engineering science major Katherine Ferraro learned a lot from him. Her main takeaway: Pick a person you know and imagine you’ll get 10 percent of all his or her successes for life, and then list the person’s five best qualities. Choose to practice...

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40 Under 40 honoree: ‘Things that make me successful are what I learned between classes’

Mar. 1, 2016—Andrea Yanicky arrived at InfoWorks in 2002 with the ink barely dry on her Vanderbilt University engineering science degree, ready to start her business consulting gig at the then 20-person firm. But by the time she arrived, her gig wasn’t open. Instead, the Nashville firm needed a custom software solution to manage events for a...

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