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Dillon van der Wal-Football

Posted by on Friday, May 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Dillon van der Wal
Major: Human Organization and Leadership

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?

 I wanted to play football in the best conference in America while gettng a world class education.  I was sitting in an academic presentation during my official visit and I realized football doesn’t last forever, my degree world.

What are your career goals?
My plans for the future have me going into a sales position.  I want to be the top slesman wherever I work.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Dedication. You must buy in academically in order to succeed. We have all the necessary resources at our fingertips. If you put in the effort, there is no reason you should not be successful at Vanderbilt.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I try to knock all the work out of the way as soon as I can. During the day I try and work non-stop: class or homework. This way wen I am done for the day, I can relax and not worry about oing work that night.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I like to wake up, take a shower and chug an energy drink. I try not to think much about the test until I am sitting down in the classroom.

What is your favorite quote?

“Don’t settle for mediocrity: never let good enough be good enough.” -Joel Osteen