For this week’s episode of Accepted Admissions Straight Talk, Accepted’s biweekly podcast, we interviewed Dr. Christie St-John, Director of Admissions, and Sandy Kinnett, Associate Director of Career Management at Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University. Check out the full recording to hear our fascinating conversation about Vanderbilt Admissions and a specialization in Human and Organizational Performance (HOP). 00:17:00 – Introducing Christie and Sandy to Admissions Straight Talk. 02:11:00 – Which companies are the biggest recruiters at Owen? 08:37:00 – Advice for students who are undecided on career focus. 09:57:00 – What exactly is HOP and why does Owen specialize in it? (Hint: It has to do with jobs.) 15:15:00 – Dispelling Human Resource Management myths. 20:20:00 – Individual Attention is a big plus at Vanderbilt. 22:25:00 – Admissions criteria at Owen. 24:33:00 – Advantages of the mod system at Owen. 29:00:00 – Importance of school visits. 31:13:00 – The truth about the rankings. 37:38:00 – Advice for MBA applicants: Know why you want the degree. 40:28:00 – Learn more about Owen School of Management.