Kansas State University Sigma Alpha

Edited by, Toccoa Cochrane 

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5 things I've learned from being Recruitment Chair


5 things I’ve learned about myself from being recruitment chair

1. I love talking to girls about Sigma Alpha Sigma Alpha is a passion I never thought I would have, even after I joined, I wasn’t sure if it was the right call. I had always told myself I would never join a sorority because “I’m not a sorority girl.” Since that time, I have met so many amazing women through Sigma Alpha that I never would have met if I hadn’t joined. Being recruitment chair has just furthered that experience as I met women who are interested in becoming a Sigma Alpha in the fall. Seeing the girl’s eyes light up when I tell them all the amazing things Sigma Alpha does and why they should join makes my heart glow. These girls will be the future of Sigma Alpha and the future of agriculture and I can’t wait to see what they will do.

2. I am actually pretty good at planning events

I’ve always thought I was bad at planning because I was planning other people’s ideas and couldn’t make them my own. Being an ag ed major I was terrified my lesson plans would flop because some of my past FFA events had done so. I didn’t realize until recently that they had flopped because they weren’t really mine to plan in the first place. Planning the sisterhoods for the month of February has given me a new look at what planning events is like. These events are events my committee and I came up with that I wanted to happen and was excited about hosting.Since I was excited about them, I got to get into them and plan them how I wanted them to go.

3. I destress by brain storming

If I have had a busy day I come home and brainstorm what my next event will look like for Sigma Alpha. It takes my mind off the thousands of things going on in the world and in my classes just for 30 minutes to an hour. Just enough time to take a breath in the busy life that is college but enough to get my head straight and relaxed again.

4. I have trouble delegating because I love doing the work

I never thought I would have issues delegating work until I became recruitment chair. I love the planning and preparing for the events that I forget other people may want to help too. During committee meeting I try to think of things we can all do together, so we all get the chance to be involved with the events.

5. I was born to lead agriculturalists

One of my biggest struggles coming into Sigma Alpha was I wasn’t sure I was in the right major. I have always loved agriculture but wasn’t sure if leading high schoolers into the agricultural industry was what I was meant to do. Becoming recruitment chair has shown me that it is exactly what I am meant to do with my life. I love agriculture and there is nothing that makes me happier than seeing other people understand and love it as well. I was put on this earth to spread the word of agriculture and help other understand what it is and why it is important. Recruiting girls to be part of Sigma Alpha’s goals to advocate for agriculture helped me understand exactly where I belong


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