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My Vanderbilt Experience Society

My Vanderbilt Experience Society

Students who complete the My Vanderbilt Experience program will be honored by becoming members of the My Vanderbilt Experience Society. Society members will be recognized for their engagement on campus at the annual Vanderbilt Awards for Leadership Excellence (VALE) for leadership and service and will also invited to take part in unique professional development and networking opportunities throughout the following academic year. In addition, these students will be eligible for leadership positions on the My Vanderbilt Experience Society which plays a critical role in shaping and promoting the My Vanderbilt Experience program (more details below).

My Vanderbilt Experience Society

The My Vanderbilt Experience Society will exist to engage Vanderbilt students with the My Vanderbilt Experience Program. The society’s chairs along with the committee members will assist with the overall planning and implementation of the program and create innovative ways to involve My Vanderbilt Experience Society members who have completed the program. The council will collaborate to create a vision for how the members can best market the program and develops campus outreach initiatives.

My Vanderbilt Experience Society Director

Kevin Fialkowski

Hometown: Heber Springs, Arkansas

Major: Biomedical Engineering

Involvement on Campus: VUcept, American Red Cross at Vanderbilt, Biomedical Engineering Society, MEDLIFE, AED, AviaDORES

“My Vanderbilt Experience promotes diversity not only by advocating for interactions with campus organizations that provide essential critical dialogue but also by allowing anyone irrespective of background or status to participate in almost any event.”


 Marketing and Public Relations Co-Chairs

Willie Chang (currently abroad)

Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia

Majors: Human & Organizational Development, Political Science

Involvement on Campus: VSG, VPB’s The VenUe

“Through My Vanderbilt Experience, I have been able to experience so many different aspects and events around campus, ultimately allowing me to meet amazing people that I otherwise would have never met!”

Kendall Burdick (currently abroad)

Hometown: Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Major: Neuroscience and Spanish

Involvement on Campus: MVE, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, AED, ActiveMinds, Best Buddies, VPAWS

“MVE has opened my eyes to organizations and people that I wouldn’t have gone to, had I not been trying to complete MVE. The different events have been some of my favorite AND most educational/thought provoking events I’ve been to on Vanderbilt’s campus.”

Marketing and Public Relations Committee Members

Nora Yanai (currently abroad)

Hometown: Syracuse, New York

Majors: Elementary Education and Child Studies

Involvement on Campus: SPEAR VP of Service, Peabody Academic Leaders, Chi Omega, Peabody Department of Teacher and Learning Research Assistant

I love being involved with MVE because it motivated me to learn about the incredible range of events and organizations at Vanderbilt, especially my first year on campus. I think it’s a great way to help students take advantage of opportunities on campus and find organizations for further involvement.

Elizabeth Thompson


Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee

Majors: Anthropology and Medicine, Health, and Society

Involvement on Campus: Vanderbilt Emergency Medical Society, Kappa Delta Sorority, AED, Vanderbilt Students Volunteering Science

“My Vanderbilt Experience has helped me discover and explore a multitude of diverse clubs and organizations that have broadened my academic as well as extracurricular interests. Thanks to MVE, I believe I have taken advantage of all of the wonder opportunities Vanderbilt provides for its students and truly made Vanderbilt my home.