50 Thoughts You Have Going from Senior to Alumna

by Maureen Anderson (Alpha Tau), Director of Alumnae Services

As we see the last of our 2014 graduates enter alumnahood, and our Class of 2015 preparing for their exit, we know what you are going through.  We know our “seasoned” alumnae can testify to the myriad of feelings they experienced as they left college.  Read through this list and add your own.

  1. I’m soooo excited to be done with classes!
  2. Finals. I’ve got this…
  3. Last sorority meeting of the semester… I’m off of Leadership Team, and have no other coordinator positions! 3_over
  4. I only have student teaching/clinicals/internship/ect. left to do next semester.
  5. Cue the Netflix! 5_nopants
  6. When was the last time I ate?
  7. Eh, I’ll just order food. 7_netflix
  8. When was the last time I showered?
  9. I won’t shower until I need to go out.
  10. Well I’m done re-watching every season Gilmore Girls, I probably should start applying for a job or for grad school.
  11. OMG how do I write a cover letter?
  12. I seriously need to study for the GRE/LSATs. 12_business
  13. Copy. Send. Repeat.
  14. I’m dying. No one is ever going to hire me. 14_crying
  15. Do employers really look at LinkedIn? Do I have to have a profile?
  16. I think I’ve sent like 200 of these things. 16_dog_meme
  17. My first day of my last semester… Okay I better pull it together. 17_realworld
  18. It’s 2:14PM. I really want a nap.
  19. Do they have naps at jobs? 19_naps_normal
  20. Why does my new boss hate me?
  21. Are all jobs like this?
  22. I miss my little. 22_little
  23. I haven’t seen her in weeks it seems like (actuality, like 2 days).
  24. Proceed to text Little the following: 24_text
  25. Immediately seeing my Little later tonight.
  26. Catch up on drama of chapter.
  27. I’m so happy I’m not in the middle of the drama. 27_drama
  28. Sort of miss the drama. 28_dramabest
  29. Back to work. Three more weeks to go.
  30. Get email about Senior to Alumna ritual.
  31. I’m so happy I can see everyone again! 31_happygroup
  32. What am I going to wear to ritual? 32_ritualattire
  33. Who’s going to talk about me?
  34. What are they going to say?
  35. I hope no one says anything mean.
  36. No one will say anything mean.
  37. It’s here! I can’t believe it’s over.
  38. Wow, those words were very powerful. 38_justcant
  39. I feel so happy and sad now. 39_happysad
  40. Omg I can’t believe I touched so many people. 40_happy
  41. I’m going to miss everyone else so much.
  42. LOOK AT HOW MY LITTLE DECORATED MY CAP!!! 42_decoratedcap
  43. I LOVE HER SO MUCH! 43_lovelittle
  44. Was I hugged this much at initiation?!
  45. I’m wearing my cap and gown, this feels like a dream.
  46. I’ve never seen my parents so proud. 46_proud
  47. My sisters are the loudest in the crowd.
  48. Who brought the horn?
  49. Obligatory cap photo with my fellow grads. 49_gradcaps
  50. I’m so proud to be an alumna of Delta Phi Epsilon! 50_ellewoods

What’s next?

After graduation is just the beginning of your Delta Phi Epsilon journey.

Sisterhood is a lifetime. Be sure to pay your annual dues of $19.17 (yes, it’s like that on purpose, easy to remember right?). By paying alumna dues, you are directly supporting alumnae programming which in turn, goes right back to help you. TRIADs YAY!

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Join local alumnae associations in your area. No matter where you move or what job you take, we have sisters worldwide, ready to welcome you and help you along.  Isn’t one nearby, start one! There are lots of sisters who are just waiting for someone to reach out to them. They are also a great way to continue our PEARL program with the alumnae 5 C’s (Character, Cultural, Career, Connections, and Civic) and to get involved with local city Alumnae Panhellenics. Can you say scholarships?

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Volunteer for a Chapter Advisory Board or committee. Are you full of wonderful knowledge from sorority or work experience? The strength of our chapters depends on knowledgeable mentors to help guide our Leadership Teams to success. Behind every 1917 Chapter, there is a great Chapter Advisory Board. Be open to working with chapters other than your own to grow your own sisterhood experience.

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Advocate for alumnae initiates. Has someone in your family or a friend always supported everything you’ve done as a sister? Ask her if she’d like to become an alumna initiate. These women go through an alumna-tailored six-week New Member Orientation and become full alumna members after they are initiated. It’s a great gift to give anyone. AI_hugs

This is truly just the beginning. end_goldengirls

Contact Maureen Anderson, Director of Alumnae Services, with how to get involved after graduation and stay active as an alumna.

Maureen Anderson
Director of Alumnae Services
manderson@dphie.org

215-732-5901 office
215-805-1604 cell

 

 

10 Things TSM got wrong about DPhiE

by Kirsten Cirelli (Alpha Alpha), Membership Manager

1.

Children

We are sorority women, and not children….

2.  

Pretty sure we aren’t cats either…

3.  

resume

DPhiE women have awesome resumes. With opportunities to join the chapter leadership team, or a committee under team excellence, or on the Panhellenic Council, (not to mention the service and educational programs we support), we don’t have to lie on our resumes. 

Tina Fey High Five

4. 

Christian

Delta Phi Epsilon is Non-Sectarian and we welcome women with all different beliefs and backgrounds.

Cheetah Sisters

5. 

Skinny

With one of our International Philanthropies being ANAD (The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders) we love all body types… Be-YOU-tiful!

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6. 

Hate

I don’t know who they are talking about but two of our founding values are sisterhood and love! We don’t hate each other here.   We have respect for one another.

Oprah No

7.  

Local

As an international sorority we give our members opportunities to develop their personal and professional skills through events across the United States and Canada, including Engage U leadership sessions, biennial Conventions and alumna association events.  Not to mention…we have networking opportunities anywhere you live or travel.

Minions Excited

8.  

No need to stand up to standards. If you are doing positive things within our sorority, you can be recognized for your outstanding work through our positive standards board procedures.  It serves as a way to congratulate and reward members for the good of the sisterhood and the greater community.  So write us up!

Demi Lovato Thumbs Up
9.  

Older

Just because your “little” or other sisters might be getting older, it doesn’t mean you won’t be a mentor for years to come.  With over 60,000 alumnae, many of whom serve on committees, boards and as dedicated volunteers, getting older and wiser has proven to provide a wealth of knowledge and support which has helped out sisterhood grow exponentially in the past 10 years.


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10. 

chapter attendance

The business of the sorority happens at chapter meetings and shows us how to function as an organization.  It is training for the workforce and teaches how to interact with differing leadership styles, opinions and personalities.  It doesn’t hurt that we make it fun too: with “sunshine” gifts, inspirational books, weekly academic and service awards and “Sister of the Month”,  why wouldn’t you want to go to chapter with your DPhiE sisters?

Modern Family Excited

As you can tell, being a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon is much more than TSM portrays to the social media world. Keep fighting the stereotypes and be the best version of yourself!

Tyra Banks Win