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Eric Samuels
Major: Special Education

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
The reason I chose Vanderbilt was the chance to get a great education and play in the best conference in college football.

What are your career goals?
After graduation I plan to become a teacher and help improve the education system.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be successful at Vanderbilt, it takes a great work ethic, a positive attitude, compete in everything you do, and you must be willing to sacrifice.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
At Vanderbilt we have the best academic support in the country.  I have class every morning Monday-Friday; after class I go straight to practice, and after practice I go to study hall.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I study as much as possible the night before.  Wake up the next morning, eat breakfast, and study some more.

What is your favorite quote?
“Give of yourself completely, ask for nothing in return, and success shall be yours.”

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