You have accomplished a lot in your life.
You have graduated from high school.
You have taken the ACT/ SAT.
You have been accepted into college.
A N D … a lot has happened in between those events.
To be short and sweet, you have a story to share with the world.
However, a lot of girls don’t share their story during sorority recruitment. They try and fit a mold. They try and be the girl they think the sorority wants.
Guess what…. they are selling themselves short! Yep you heard it right, they are selling themselves short.
Want to know 5 ways to stand out from all the other potential new members?
Wait. Why do some girls going through sorority recruitment sell themselves short?
They think it’s bragging.
They think the sorority members don’t care.
They don’t want to say something “wrong”.
They worried about being judged.
Well, all of those thoughts are W R O N G !
The sorority members want to get to know the real you! They want to know what you are involved in. They want to know what you are passionate about.
Don’t be the girl going through recruitment who is minimizing her accomplishments.
Don’t focus on what you think the sorority members want to hear.
Don’t downplay how amazing you are.
You know what you should do?
You should be shouting from the rooftops all the amazing things you have done. Everyone has done amazing things in their life. Yes, that even means you!
Figure out your story. What makes you different than all of the rest of the girls going through sorority recruitment. Read more HERE.
Here are some starting points to figure out all that you have accomplished.
Have you joined a club?
Did you start a club?
Where you team captain of your sport?
Did you have a job?
Do you have a hobby?
Have you traveled to somewhere?
Did you start a business?
I guarantee you did not wake up, go to school, and go to bed. You did something! You should be proud of what you have done, and you should share it with the world. It’s important to share your truth with the sorority members. It’s how you make connections. It’s how you stand out. It’s how you embrace your inner It Girl.
So... what are the sororities looking for?
Every sorority is looking for girls who are well rounded. They want girls who are accomplished and who are excited about their futures
It might seem like the sororities members are barbie like, but every girl in that sorority has a story to share. Every girl in the sorority has accomplished something in their life.
Now onto, how to not sell yourself short during sorority recruitment.
The sorority members are going to ask you a lot of questions about yourself. They use these questions as a way to get to know you and see if you are a good fit for the sorority.
You do N O T want to steer the conversation away from yourself.
Yes, you want to be an active listener.
Yes, it is a two-part conversation.
Yes, you should ask questions.
However, do not O N L Y ask questions. Answer all the questions the sorority members have. For example if the sorority members ask what you did this summer, don’t say “ I just worked.” Use this opportunity to shine and let the sorority members get an inside look into your life. Share what you actually did. Let's say you were a camp counselor. Tell them all about your job. Share a funny story with them. You want the sorority members to know as much about you as they can. This way the sorority members can give you an appropriate score.
If you had said, “I just worked all summer”, you would come off cold. The sorority member would be like “okay….. what was your job?”
Basically, what I am trying to say is don’t hold back! Share your life story. Allow yourself to make connections with the sorority members. It will not hurt you. You will not be judged. You never know maybe you and the sorority member are so similar. Maybe you found your soul sister.
If you want to get into a sorority and find your home, you H A V E to put yourself out there. You have to be confident in who you are. You have to go out there and get what you want. You have full control of what you are sharing to the world. Why not share all of your accomplishments?
If you do not give sorority recruitment your all, the sororities are going to think you don’t want to be there. They are going to give your spot to someone else.
Let’s be honest you are pretty and smart, you deserve to find your home. You deserve to find a group of girls who support you.
Don’t sell yourself short.
Share your story and accomplishments with everyone.
Don’t forget to embrace your inner It Girl!