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Annie Pickle

Name: Annie Pickle
Year: Senior
Major/Minor: Marketing and Music Business/Video Production
Hometown: Knoxville, TN

Why did you choose Belmont?
I knew I wanted a school in Nashville and when I visited I fell in love with the campus and the academic programs and opportunities Belmont offered. I visited four times and didn’t visit any other schools.

Why did you choose to be a Tour Guide?
I love talking to prospective students and families, especially about all of the unique things that set Belmont apart from other schools. Having the opportunity to do this whilst walking backwards was too good to pass up.

What is your favorite on-campus event?
The Christmas tree lighting is one of my favorites. Belmont is especially beautiful during the holiday season, and at this event you get to wear tacky Christmas sweaters, decorate cookies, and be with the community.

What is your favorite movie?
Batman: The Dark Knight

What is your favorite song & artist/band?
Currently Talk Too Much by COIN is my favorite song, and my all-time favorite band is the Beach Boys.

What would you want to be your last meal on earth?
My mom makes a delicious casserole called “chicken stuff” that is divine, I would want this paired with mashed potatoes and green beans to be my last meal.

What is your favorite Nashville experience?
Watching the sunset from the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge is my favorite thing to do in Nashville. The bridge is spectacular on its own, but at sunset it is even more incredible.

What is your dream career after graduating from Belmont?
I would love to make promotional materials for artists, creative, and small businesses.

What is your favorite class that you have taken at Belmont and why?
One of my favorites was my Fundamentals of Speech class that I took sophomore year. I had the most amazing teacher, and I really enjoyed the fact that everyone in the class was from a variety of majors. I learned a lot about public speaking as well as a variety of topics from all of my classmates’ speeches.

If you could go back in time and give advice about college to 16-17 year old you, what would you say?
I would say to not worry as much about the future, especially not career-wise. You grow a lot in college in such a short amount of time, and you will likely discover passions you didn’t even know you had. What you want to do will change, so don’t limit yourself by being so dead set on what you think you want to do that you close yourself off to other opportunities.