Caleb Van Geffen-Men’s Cross Country
Caleb Van Geffen
Men’s Cross Country
Major: Computer Science
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
Vanderbilt had always been a dream of mine for college ever since I was in middle school. I always felt like it had the perfect mix of academic excellence, athletic excellence, and a well-rounded student body. Nashville is also such a fun city to live in and made Vanderbilt a no-brainer.
What are your career goals?
My career goals currently are to enter the consulting industry or pursue a MBA.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
I think I started to have my best success academically when I mastered my time management skills. It also helps to keep studying/homework within the hours of 9am-5pm and destress outside of those hours.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
Similar to my answer above, I just stay incredibly disciplined with my schedule and try to keep my schoolwork as if I was doing a 9-5 job.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
My ritual before taking a test is to not look at any material within an hour of taking the test. Usually I take that hour to get some good food and decompress before the exam.
“If people don’t think your dreams are crazy, they probably aren’t big enough.” – Dr. Bob Rotella