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Leaders Heart Lunch

Scheduled Lunch

“Being A Young Professional In A Thriving City”
Guest Speaker: Alex Hughes, Talent Retention Manager, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

The city of Nashville is rapidly growing and has a lot to offer Vanderbilt students. Join us to find out how you can get involved and learn about the resources that exist in music city.  Learn about the life of a young professional and how you can thrive in this city.

Date: Tuesday, September 30
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm
Location: Saratt 189

Read about Alex Hughes here.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the “Intent To Attend ” form by not later than September 20th. Please note that acceptance to this lunch will be based on the quality of your completed form.

About Leaders Heart Lunch

Do you wonder what the greatest minds in Nashville think and say about leadership?  Are you curious about the way they build leaders and impact their communities?  Would you like to know how they became leaders in their field? Get your questions answered at Leaders Heart Lunch (LHL).

This monthly lunch series will give you the opportunity to learn about the experiences of leaders at Vanderbilt and in the Nashville community.  It will provide you with the chance to connect with knowledgeable people that are passionate about their work and can offer you valuable insight on becoming an impactful student leader.


During the lunch the speaker delivers a dynamic 15-minute talk on their leadership journey.  This will be followed by 45 minutes of question-and-answer, guided by you – the students.  This will be your chance to have all of your burning questions answered and gain valuable leadership insight.

Benefits of Leaders Heart Lunch

In addition to a wonderful lunch and access to great advice, you will also have the opportunity to connect with people who can help you make the most out of your leadership experience.

Who Can Attend These Lunches

Leaders Heart Lunch is open to all undergraduate students who are genuinely interested in attending.  Please note that this event is limited to 20 students per lunch.

How Do I Sign Up?

If you would like to attend a Lunch, you must complete a “Intent To Attend ” form on Anchor Link.  You will be asked to share about your interest in the discussion topic and how attending will enrich your experience at Vanderbilt.

You will be asked to login with your VUNetID and password.  Please note that we will have a speaker once per month.  Therefore we ask that you return to this page for updates. Once the speaker is announced on this page, you will have access to complete the ‘Intent To Attend” form for the corresponding lunch.

What If I Cannot Make It For Lunch?

You are expected to be part of the entire engagement. Therefore, we ask that you plan for this event in advance.  However, if you will not be able to stay or realize that you cannot be present for this entire event, we kindly request that you let us know as soon as possible so that we may reach out to one of our alternate applicants.  You can send an email to wil.delossantos@vanderbilt.edu

Who Do I Contact If I have Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact wil.delossantos@vanderbilt.edu or visit us in Sarratt 339.