When the average person thinks of a sorority, career skills aren’t always the first thing to come to mind. They think it’s all partying and socializing your college years away. But we’re actually learning important skills that will carry us throughout every job we’ll ever have. So before you jump to a conclusion about your schools’ Greek life, remember that it may just be that extra boost you need to develop your career skills!
Talking to people – This is a valuable skill to learn for any workplace. If you don’t know how to properly talk to your co-workers and boss, then you may leave a bad impression. Being in a sorority, you learn how to successfully hold a conversation with not only your sisters, but all of Greek life. This then transfers over to talking to your professors in a professional manner. It’s important to be aware of your communication skills when talking to your best friends verse your boss.
Wardrobe – You have to dress the part when you’re in an office and being in a sorority definitely trains you to dress appropriately when it counts the most. For example, my sorority meets every week but once a month we make it business casual attire. In addition to that, there’s always events that we attend that require business attire. It kind of just gets us used to dressing professional. “Dress for success” :)
Contacts and networking – The amount of people you meet when you’re in Greek life is crazy. You’re constantly talking to people outside you’re own sorority/fraternity. It can be a little overwhelming at times but make the effort and try to get to know as many people as you can. Getting a job is often times related to who you know. That’s why it’s important to keep everyone’s names straight because you may need their connections down the road.
Greek Life is not only for having fun and socializing. It’s also preparing you for the real world in a fun and exciting way with all your friends! So take advantage of learning all these skills while you can! Check out our Pinterest board for some inspiration.