Our GRITT Philosophy

At the Core of Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt has a longstanding commitment to GRITT as a guiding framework for how we work. GRITT (Gratitude, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork, Trustworthiness) comprises the core values at the heart of our culture.

These values infuse an entrepreneurial spirit in our workplace – inspiring and celebrating innovative ways of doing business that empowers employees. Vanderbilt’s culture has garnered numerous awards for its leadership in organizational management.

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Here is how we define each element:


At Vanderbilt, we are always appreciative of others and what is available to us. Being thankful is a key value of ours as we strive to take nothing for granted. When we reflect gratitude in the way we deal with others, we are making a conscious effort to achieve the best and most fulfilled outcomes in situations.

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We believe respect to be a form of appreciation and an acknowledgment of equality. Being respectful is of the utmost importance to sustaining a successful business, continuing strong relationships with our advisors, and maintaining productive teamwork within the office. In order to conduct business honorably, we believe genuine respect should be reflected at all times.

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Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to constantly look for ways to be innovative and cutting edge. We are creative and passionate about our business and open-minded in exploring new ways to improve for the betterment of ourselves and the betterment of those around us.

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Maintaining a collaborative atmosphere ensures that teamwork is a core value at Vanderbilt. By sharing, communicating, and cooperating with one another, we maintain a positive and bonded connection as a team.

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The ability to trust and to be trusted is absolutely essential to the way we conduct ourselves. At Vanderbilt, we make sure that we are responsible and dependable in all we do. We hold ourselves to a standard of honor and honesty.

Interested in a Career at Vanderbilt?

Do you resonate with our guiding values of GRITT? Interested in joining a dynamic and innovative team? Browse our careers page below, and contact us to learn more about available positions.

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