Students in Class of 2023 spring into immersion with March events; deadline to submit proposals is April 1

Spring into Immersion 2021

Students in the Class of 2023 who still need to submit immersion plan proposals will find many events and resources designed to help them meet this goal. The April 1 deadline is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2019 and those tracking with that class. The Office of Immersion Resources has coordinated several events, workshops and informational sessions in the coming weeks to provide the help students need.

All events will be virtual and hosted through Zoom. The list of events for the first two weeks of March is below, and links can be found on the immersion portal. These events provide opportunities for students to brainstorm project ideas, ask for guidance on writing their plan proposals, and meet faculty from the various schools and colleges. At all events, students have a chance to speak with immersion ambassadors to get the student peer perspective on developing and submitting an immersion plan.

An Updated list of events can be found on the immersion portal throughout the month of March and in the weekly student newsletters. Questions can be directed to the Office of Immersion Resources.

Monday, March 1
Noon–1 p.m.
Spotlight on: The School of Medicine

Engage with Dr. Amy Major, the faculty director for immersion in Vanderbilt’s School of Medicine, as she discusses ways you can prepare for your goals for medical school, including how you can incorporate potential experiences in the School of Medicine for your immersion project.

Tuesday, March 2
2–3 p.m.
Current Events: Climate Change and Immersion

Hear from faculty members who are engaged in research related to climate and environmental research, and learn about opportunities to assist in potential immersions related to this research. Featuring Jonathan Gilligan, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences; Jessica Oster, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences; and Lily Claiborne, principal senior lecturer in earth and environmental sciences.

Wednesday, March 3
1–2 p.m.
Immersion in Nashville: Center for Nonprofit Management and Hands On Nashville

In partnership with the Office of Community Relations, representatives from the Center for Nonprofit Management and Hands On Nashville will discuss how students can get involved with their organizations to complete immersion plan experiences. The Career Center will be on hand to discuss strategies for putting together a resumé and using an internship for an immersion plan.

Thursday, March 4
5–6 p.m.
Transfer Student Info Session

Immersion Vanderbilt is a degree requirement for the Class of 2023 and classes beyond. That includes current transfer students tracking with the Class of 2023. Attend this info session to learn more about Immersion Vanderbilt, ask questions and prepare your immersion plan proposal in time for the April 1, 2021, deadline.

Tuesday, March 9, 5–6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 24, 11 a.m.–noon
Tuesday, March 30, 4–5 p.m.
Plan Submission Workshops

Need help submitting your immersion plan proposal? Join us for our immersion plan submission workshops for help submitting your immersion plan by the April 1 deadline. We discuss the assessment outcomes for immersion plans and the mechanics of submitting.