About Nashville and the Vicinity
Nashville is a rare place that combines big-city charisma with small-town charm. Nashville is music. Sports. Culture. Quiet parks. Big business. And the people you pass on the street smile and ask how you're doing.
Learning opportunities everywhere
The city is an educational Mecca, with 16 colleges and universities in the metropolitan area, not to mention a wealth of public, private, and parochial schools. Internship opportunities are practically legendary -- just ask the Belmont students who have interned at Sony, Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Gibson Guitar, and the Tennessee State Legislature.
The true Music City
Nashville is known far and wide as Music City, with performance halls, studios, and clubs everywhere you turn and talented musicians jamming all over town -- whether the genre is country, opera, or symphonic music. Belmont's campus is no exception -- all over campus you'll find students and faculty in recital, students studying for music business careers, students practicing and performing.
A great place to work
More than just music, Nashville is also home to a variety of business industries, including printing and publishing, health care management, insurance, tourism, banking, and advertising and media. Nashville is also Tennessee's state capital and is a major urban, government, and not-for-profit center. With headquarters for both the Southern Baptist Convention and the United Methodist Church, the area also offers a wide range of church-related opportunities.
Three cheers for Nashville sports
You want sports? Nashville is home to professional football (Tennessee Titans), hockey (Nashville Predators), baseball (AAA Nashville Sounds), and soccer (Tennessee Rhythm). And let's not forget recreational activity -- Nashville is famous for its parks, lakes, and wildlife areas.