5 things that your parents used to do for you that you miss now that you’re in college!

This year I finally moved out of the college dorms and into a rental house with some of my best friends. The thought of finally living away from organized living and sort of on my own was very exciting; however, little did I know how much work renting a house. Each year of college, more and more adult things I am tasked with, and let’s be honest, being an adult is hard! I never knew how much my parents did for me until I moved away. They help with Laundry Man do I miss having my mom help with laundry back in high school. Folding is the death of me and I try and put it off as long as possible. I cannot tell you how many calls I have made home to my mom to ask questions on how to wash certain

3 Bible Verses all College Students Need to Hear

For me, this semester has been one of the hardest both mentally and emotionally. I have found myself feeling very lost and often times very beaten down because there are a number of things going on in my personal life back home along with a heavy course load. The one thing that has helped me get through all this and help keep me going is my faith and my time spent in the word. I have found in particular some verses that have helped give me strength to get through these tough times. I hope by sharing them, they can help give you the strength to finish this semester strong and help get you through whatever has been going on in your life. 1. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for yo

Convention, Conference, Expos…Oh My!

Oh spring time, the smell of flowers, rain, and the school van going down the interstate at 6am to a conference. My favorite benefit (one of many) of joining an organization is the opportunities to go to conventions, conference, and expos. In my college-career, I have been to several; industry expos with 1,000 vendors, convention with interview sessions and meet-and-greets with professional, and leadership conferences. All, with the proper knowledge can be SO beneficial to you professionally and your career after college. Here’s some tips to rock-the-socks off your convention…. Network, Network, Network….JUST NETWORK! The worst thing you could do at convention is to not network. You are curr

Sigma Alpha Leadership Seminar

This past weekend a group of us had the opportunity to attend the Alpha Gamma Rho and Sigma Alpha Leadership Seminar in Kansas City. The theme for the weekend was “Broaden Your Brand,” developing our personal image to promote our values and morals through community involvement, social media, career readiness, collaboration and decision making. Here is just a few take aways from this weekend: · Lead by example · Fail Fast, Fail Forward, Fail Cheap · Consistency and professionalism is key on social media · There are always consequences for you and others around you in decision making: “Garbage in, garbage out” -Dave Ramsey · The Three R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Results · The Six Decision Ma

The Best Things About Sigma Alpha

1. Agriculture I cannot say enough about how much I have learned about Agriculture since transferring in Fall 2016. Not only have I learned in the classroom, but I have also learned a lot from my sisters. I did not come from a strong agriculture background, and being able to learn from the experiences, plans, and goals of my sisters has given me a larger and greater respect for the industry. 2. Professionalism As I approach graduation and begin looking for a job, I cannot be more grateful for the opportunities that Sigma Alpha has given me to increase my professional skills. From resume workshops to practicing networking, I feel confident that I am better prepared for the career world. 3. Se

10 Lessons Learned from Traveling Abroad

This past January, I had the opportunity to travel to India with the Agriculture Economics department. During the trip, there were many different emotions as it was an overwhelming, eye-opening, and sense-stimulating adventure. Here are just a few of the lessons that I have taken from my experience. 10. There is a job for everyone! The government, of a country with 1.3 billion people, has their work cut out for them to keep their unemployment rate down. Street sweepers can be found everywhere. Now, this did not mean the streets were clean by any means. But it decreases the unemployment rate and gives their citizens a sense of purpose. There were also shoe keepers who we paid to watch our sho

Acrostic Poems.

Acrostic Poems. A form of writing in which the first letter of each line spells out a word. Featured in this blog post is an acrostic poem describing the past and present Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority and its members as a whole. Enjoy! S - SUCCESSFUL I- INTELLIGENT G- GRATEFUL M- MOTIVATED A- APPROACHABLE A- AGRICULTURE L- LOVELY P- POWERFUL H- HELPFUL A- ADAPTABLE

My AFA Food Institute Experience

As many of you know, I do not have much of a background in agriculture. However, I joined Sigma Alpha to grow my passion and appreciation for the backbone of the American society. At the end of January, I traveled to Chicago for three days to attend the AFA Food Institute. I never would have done this without the support and encouragement from all of my wonderful sisters. I was terrified before I left that I would not be competent enough to have good discussions about important issues facing the food industry. However, I was able to share my thoughts and experiences with all the other students freely. We also went on various industry tours while there. I was fortunate enough to have breakfas

Tips & tricks to excel at your campus career fair

As a lot of you may have realized, college is all fun and games until it’s time to find an internship, or even worse, a full time job! This is when it’s time to get serious. One of the best ways to ensure you graduate with a job, or start the summer with an internship, is to take advantage of the campus career fair. At Kansas State University, they have at least one career fair every semester. This is to help students that are graduating in December or May. However, just because you go to the career fair doesn’t mean your guaranteed a job. Here are some tips and tricks to help you put your best foot forward at the career fair so that you may be selected for the interview round. 1) Build a st

Organization is key

If you’re not organized yet for the semester it is NOT too late. Being organized looks different for everyone but these steps five steps can you get back on track to having a great semester. Step 1: First thing is first you will need a planner. I personally have a Passion planner, which I love, others love a virtual type of planner like Google calendar. Whichever option you choose, pick something that will work for you, if you’re not sure, do both and see which works better for you. Step 2: Now that you’ve got that planner, virtual or physical, you need to put in all the important dates, this means test dates, assignment dates, birthdays and so on. I would also recommend putting in reminders

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Written by the Sisters of Sigma Alpha

Kansas State University Sigma Alpha

Edited by, Toccoa Cochrane 

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