Rene Sobolewski-Women’s Golf
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of its combination of superior academics with one of the best collegiate golf programs in the country. On top of that, the campus is gorgeous, and Nashville is a city that is hard not to fall in love with.
What are your career goals?
I’m still undecided about the career path I want to pursue when I graduate but whatever it is, I
want to wake up every morning excited about my job and feel that I am making a positive impact on the world in one way or another.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Time management is definitely the most important aspect of being academically successful. If you leave assignments, papers, and/or studying to the last minute, good grades are very unlikely. Because we miss so many days for travel, I also think class participation is extremely important in order to make your name, interest, and work ethic apparent to the professors.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I manage my schedule by trying to take each week as it comes. Looking too far ahead can be overwhelming, but getting behind is the worst situation that can happen. I look at my school and practice schedule and plan out when I will tackle certain assignments so that I can still get rest and be able to be focused at practice as well.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
I don’t really think I have a ritual other than cramming. I usually make flashcards so I tend to go through them for as long as I can until the moment before the professor hands out the test.
What is your favorite quote?
“Resolve never to quit, never to give up, no matter what the situation” – Jack Nicklaus