That Time I Went Through Recruitment

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

After my Friday night filled with girl talk, Cosmo, Nan's sushi, Ben & Jerry's, and Sex & the City, I woke up on Saturday morning ready to attack the first day of panhellenic recruitment at DePaul. I'll be honest, at first I wasn't too keen on the idea of spending four hours standing around and chatting with a bunch of girls I don't know. Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my girl friends, but too much estrogen is just that...too much. But I went into the student center with a smile on anyway. And I was actually surprised at how fun the whole day turned out to be! After the first couple conversations, I'd started getting the hang of this small talk thing. And if I can do it, anybody can.

Tips on Being a Potential New Member (PNM) #1:
  • Ask any and all questions you have
  • Research the sororities a bit and throw in a question about a philanthropy event you know they hold or a tradition you'd seen they have
  • Remember their names!!
  • After meeting each chapter, give yourself enough time to collect your thoughts and how you felt about the girls
  • After each round, rank the chapters. You'll be able to review how you felt last time and how that's changed
The more I think about it, the more excited I get about joining a sorority. The girls of all ages and backgrounds, the network, the philanthropy, the connections, and just having a place I belong. I mean, I've always found a place where I've belonged. But I just can't wait to find a new one!

This was only the beginning though, I still have plenty more rounds this week. So we'll see how everything goes I guess.

In the meantime, what have I been obsessing over recently? This little beauty

If you have any advice for me or stories about recruitment, I'd love to hear!


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