This spring our chapter was extremely lucky to have some incredible seniors graduate. Whether it be through a leadership position, their personality and love, throughout their time in Phi Sigma Sigma, each of these women has made their mark on the chapter in their own way. We are eternally grateful to have gotten the opportunity to get to know each of them. Here are some highlights from a few below:
Future Plans --> Katie's future plans include moving to the cities and finding a job in social media or public relations. She hopes to continue to write, take photos and find different ways to be creative on a daily basis.
Phi Sig Impact --> Through Phi Sig, Katie has discovered her passion for others, as well as how to be leader.
To Younger Sisters --> Katie would like to tell other sisters: "Take risks. You'll never find what you love if you never experience it for your self".
Future Plans --> Megan will be attending the University of Minnesota pharmacy school to become a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD). Her dream job is to be a pharmacist at a hospital that rounds with a doctor to prescribe medications for inpatients.
Phi Sig Impact --> Phi Sigma Sigma has given Megan opportunities to grow as a woman. Megan worded it well by stating: "I continuously strive to be a woman that our creed talks about; 'of substance, character, and influence'". She went on to thank Phi Sig for the leadership opportunities that she has gotten. As she moves on to Pharmacy school, and then a future job, Megan knows that she will take on these roles with ease and poise.
To Younger Sisters --> When asked about her advice to younger sisters, Megan responded: "My advice for the younger Phi Sigs is to go out of your comfort zone. Get involved outside of Phi Sig and don't just stick to your close PSS friends. Makes friends in your major, in your other clubs, and at your job. Show the other students of UMD just how amazing you are and make them rethink what it means to be in a sorority. I constantly remind my friends about PSS and what I do in it, so it makes them take notice of all the good. One person may not change the stigma of Greek life, but it's a start.
I would also say, academics are so extremely important. Budget your time for school work and class, so you have ACTUAL time to do the fun stuff :)
My beautiful sisters, don't forget just how special and unique you are, don't let anyone dull that sparkle."
Future Plans --> Jenna will be working a full time job at Fairview Hospital in Edina as a patient coordinator in the Orthodontics Department. She plans to live with her parents for six months to save money and then move into an apartment in Uptown with her current roommate. Additionally, she plans to pursue her masters in Business Administration within the next 3 years.
Phi Sig Impact --> When asked about the impact that Phi Sig has had on her life, Jenna responded: "Even though I wasn't able to stay as involved after working with my internships, it truly made a huge impact on me my freshman and sophomore year and is the reason for a lot of the friends I have today. I've interviewed for a lot of positions and one of them the interviewer actually went to UMD and was a Phi Sig as well, and I think she pulled some behind-the-scene strings to get me a job offer. You never know when your experiences will bring!"
To Younger Sisters --> Jen stated it well: "Whether you are closing up your freshman year or starting your senior year, it is all going to be over before you know it". She wants younger sisters to know: "When I was younger, a senior once told our class that, "you're never going to remember the nights in, so you might as well go out" which is the truest thing I have ever heard. So go out and get half apps with your friend, ask for that cute guys number, chose yourself and your happiness over a night in the library; college is fleeting, so make the most of it."
Future Plans --> Courtney will be moving to Cincinnati in June to start her full time job in Consumer Production Sales with Hormel Foods.
Phi Sig Impact --> Courtney responded to how Phi Sig has impacted her life by stating: "Phi Sig has impacted my life in too many ways to count. Some of the most influential things I have taken from my years as an active sister are the opportunities through leadership and learning that my voice matters. These opportunities helped me build my confidence and prepare me for the working world".
To Younger Sisters --> "Get it done, ladies. And get it done well! We Aim High in all that we do, so take your school work, career goals, and relationships seriously and give them your all! With that said, life can get pretty crazy, so don't forget to take time for yourself! YOU GOT THIS!"
We are so proud of you all and Iota Zeta won't be the same without you! Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma! LITP
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