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Carey Spear
Major: Human & Organizational Development

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because I wanted to play in the most competitive football conference in America; Vanderbilt also has challenging and prestigious academics.

What are your career goals?
My career goals are to play in the National Football League, and afterwards, pursue a career in international missions.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
In order to be successful academically at Vanderbilt, one must be able to manage their time well and sacrifice some free time/sleep.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I manage my schedule by delegating certain times of my day to academics in order to complete my assignments.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I take a half an hour break without studying any material before every test to give my mind a break beforehand.

What is your favorite quote?
“Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

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