I love all of my HOD Capstone students – when I find out that is an applicant’s program – it automatically makes me want to interview them. I love that they are able to give a significant time commitment and truly feel like it gives both the student and the organization a better experience.
– Country Music Hall of Fame
We have had the greatest experience with our HOD Capstone students! They are professional, knowledgeable, and eager to learn. I have been so amazed at how well they prepare for their capstone and how they take the lead on getting the best experience possible!
– CASA Nashville
Since HOD Capstone students spend so much time on site, they are able to acquire more organizational knowledge and skills. This enables them to provide support on far more meaningful and essential work, which benefits both the host site and the student.
– Conexion Americas
Today we are still using programs and ideas that our past Vanderbilt Capstone students implemented years ago...They have been a huge asset to local nonprofit Daystar Counseling!
– Daystar Counseling
I have been an HR professional for 25 years and I have had few students that are as engaged, thoughtful, intelligent and possess such a high EQ. Our HOD Capstone students were so kind to all of our team members and candidates. A goal we set was to elevate our candidate experience. Our HOD Capstone students set an amazing example for everyone here on how to treat people from all walks of life.
– M Street Entertainment Group
I have been so impressed with the caliber of the Capstone students we get from HOD that I am now completely sold on the value of our organization’s participation in this effort.
– Milepost Consulting
The HOD Capstone program not only allows students to be immersed in a full-time work environment and integrate with an actual team — giving them a head-start on their career — but the course structure and content also provides immense value back to the organization.
Vanderbilt HOD Capstone students are reliable, intelligent, and integral partners for small non-profit organizations. Their participation during critical stages of growth provides mutual learning for the student and organization alike. The lessons we learn today make us more sustainable and relevant tomorrow.
– Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors