Courtney Zeng-Women’s Golf
Major: Human & Organizational Development
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
Vanderbilt has an incredible sense of balance that I did not feel on other campuses. Not only do we compete in one of the most cutthroat conferences in the country, our academic resources and challenging academic environment are unmatched. There is a special kind of vibrancy and liveliness that you feel when you walk the hallways on a busy day. Vanderbilt also does a phenomenal job incorporating the student-athletes within the whole community. This balance has really allowed me to discover new passions as well as meet people from diverse backgrounds.
What are your career goals?
I am currently interning with BCG Digital Ventures in Manhattan Beach, CA which focuses on the bridge between venture capital and digital consulting. I’d love to further explore this path down the road because you meet the most brilliant minds with a passion to disrupt current industries. It makes every day unpredictable and exciting. I am also planning on grad school in the next 5-7 years.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Understanding your strengths and weaknesses in the classroom and while studying really helped me recognize where I should prioritize my time. Making an effort to know what all your resources are can also allow you to use them to your full advantage. Building relationships with my professors and classmates have also allowed me to expand my point of view and appreciate the importance of learning in new ways.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
Managing a demanding schedule all depends on prioritization. When it comes down to it, few things ACTUALLY matter. Understanding what your intent is, and how much you want to accomplish will help you divide your time. Planning out my day through my calendar has also helped take my organization to the next level.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
I’m always doing something different before every test, but I almost always celebrate with Jeni’s Ice Cream after 🙂
What is your favorite quote?
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” – Dalai Lama