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Posted by on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Andre Mintze
Major: Medicine, Health & Society

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?

I chose Vanderbilt because it was the best of both worlds for me. I knew I had the opportunity to compete amongst the best on and off the field, allowing me to  grow on so many levels.

What are your career goals?

After playing football professionally, I plan on following my aspirations of becoming a screenwriter, and later a director for a featured film.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?

It takes discipline and commitment to reach your own personal level of excellence when no one is around. Whether that means late-nights, studying hard, or even getting a tutor, anything that is needed to get you to the other side is essential.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?

I take advantage of every hour of the day, consult with my academic advisor about EVERYTHING, and do my best on every task handed to me.

What is your ritual before taking a test?

I just review all the notes available to me until the time of the test.

What is your favorite quote?

“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it in yourself.” –  Edmund Lee