Greek Chic: Graduation Apparel

Congrats college seniors, you have officially made it to the home stretch! There are only a few weeks left until graduation! This is the moment you have been waiting for since the first day of freshmen year, and it is finally almost here. Greek Gear is here to make sure you have everything you will need to garnish your graduation day look, from stoles to necklaces and beyond. Here are a few of our graduation gear faves!

  1. Sashes: Design your own Greek Graduation Sash! Each stole is made of bridal satin and measures 5” width & 60” length. They come in your choice of colors: Available in black, white, light gray, pink, salmon pink, red, maroon, purple, gold, navy blue, royal blue and hunter green. So many choices! Design yours HERE!

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  1. Lavaliere: Our Premier Lavalieres are silver pendants with your choice of sorority letters. These elegant necklaces are the perfect accessory for your graduation gown and a beautifully subtle way to represent your sorority on your big day! Pick yours out HEREGrad 1
  2. Bangle bracelet: These trendy bangle bracelets with raised letters feature your group’s color surrounding the letters in beautiful enamel. The bangle can be bent slightly for a custom fit. Created with your organization in mind, this one of a kind piece can be worn at casual or more formal settings…AKA graduation and beyond! Grab one HEREGrad 2
  3. Wood picture frame: This great new sorority picture frame is made of wood and holds a 4″ x 6″ picture. Customize the engraving to help capture your special day! Pick yours out HEREGrad 3

Congrats to all of our graduates! Head over to GreekGear.com for all of your graduation and post-graduation Greek apparel needs.

– The Greek Gear Team

On-Campus Jobs that Prepare you for the Future

In college, it is important to devote some of your time to getting ahead in your career. Internships are great, but it is hard for a lot of college students to devote time to an unpaid internship with all of the financial burdens they have to bear. Fortunately, on-campus jobs can be a great addition to your resume and can give you the hands-on experience you need plus a little cash in your pocket! Plus, on-campus jobs are a great way to get involved at your school and are awesome networking opportunities. Here are a few ideas on how to get the most out of the job opportunities your college offers!

Tutor students

Tutoring other students shows great leadership and communication skills. It also takes a lot of patience and requires you to know the subject you are tutoring forwards and backwards. If you are good at math, tutor other students in math! Great at English? Proofread other students’ research papers! Not only does this look great on a resume, but you get a great sense of accomplishment from helping others succeed! I am forever grateful to the math tutor who helped me crawl my way through calculus.

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Paid to Tweet? For real? Sign me up! Be a Twitter ambassador for your school. This will boost your knowledge of social media and give you a leg up in the marketing/business world! Virtually every university has a Twitter page, not to mention the numerous separate accounts for their sports teams and clubs. Twitter pages require constant maintenance to keep them up to date and accurate.

 Assist a professor

You know who writes great job recommendations? Professors. Is your major Biology? Work in the bio lab or assist a Biology professor. If you are planning on being a teacher, what a great way to get hands-on experience in your field!

 Become a brand ambassador.

A lot of brands offer programs where you get paid to be a brand ambassador to create awareness for their product. When you are beefing up your resume, this is a great addition! Companies will be impressed that you have done social media marketing for well-known companies.
It is always important to keep your future in mind, and what better way to prepare for that future than to get a job that prepares you for it! Happy job hunting,

The Greek Gear Team

Greek Chic: Fall Fashions from Greek Gear

Colder weather means that you need warmer Greek apparel! We have just what you need to rep your letters all season long while still staying warm and cozy. Here are our top 3 must-have fall items from Greek Gear!

  1. Custom twill long tee: We love these long sleeved tees! You can choose the shirt color, letter color, and even a pattern for the twill- truly making this your very own custom Greek lettered tee! These tees are super preppy and classy. Pair this lovely long-sleeved tee with leggings and boots and you have a cute, comfy ensemble for fall!gamma phi beta
  2. Custom twill crewneck sweatshirt: These sweatshirts are totally in right now. Just like the long sleeved tee, these crewnecks come in a variety of colors and the letters are customizable. Do you love sparkels? Animal print? Chevron? We have all of these patterns of twill and SO many more, which means that you can rock your letters in style. These sweet sweatshirts are perfect attire for any group events that your sorority will be hosting this fall/winter season.zeta tau alpha
  3. Anorak: Come prepared with our Fraternity & Sorority Greek Patch Anorak. This classy anorak is lightweight and packs into its pouch, making It easy to tote around with you so it is there right when you need it! This classy jacket is lined with flannel and it is waterproof, making it the perfect campus accessory on those cold, rainy, windy fall days. It even has a nice insulated front pocket to help keep your hands warm or to store your phone or keys for easy access! This jacket really is the perfect way to both represent your sorority AND survive those long chilly walks to class this cold weather season!delta zetaWhat are you waiting for? Head to GreekGear.com for the latest fall fashions and everything Greek!The Greek Gear team

Help! It’s Time to Choose a Big!

So you’ve joined a sorority. Good for you! You have just joined a sisterhood that will change your life. Now that you are a member, it is time to choose your Big. What does that even mean? What does that entail? How in the world do I choose? Here’s the skinny:

In a sorority, your Big is an upperclassman member of the chapter that will be your confidon, go-to girl, and pro advice-giver. Preferably, this sorority member should be one that you look up to and feel totally comfortable with. She will be your mentor through your “newbie” stage of being a member of a sorority and will share a special bond with you even after college. Think of these things when choosing a Big.b80ec82135ac99520a62bce9ccda92f1

  1. Who do you see as someone who could be your mentor as an initiated member?
  2. Who do you want to share special moments with throughout your college experience?
  3. In your chapter, who do you look up to?
  4. Is there a member that has an officer position that you think you would like to have one day?
  5. Is this woman a person who is only fun on the weekends or is she someone who is consistent and accountable to put you in your place if you start to slip?

These are all great attributes to look for in your future Big. You want someone who will support you and lead you. Your Big will be someone that will encourage you in both your sorority and your schooling as well as your career.

No matter who your Big ends up being, value the relationship and appreciate the new bond. You were put together for a reason! Getting a Big is an exciting time, so cherish every member of this new experience!

 

The Greek Gear Team

 

Top 4 Proven Ways to Get Hired

To all of our college graduates, getting hired is probably a top priority, is it not? Don’t you wish there was a job fairy that would go out into the world and “bibbity bobbity boop” you into your dream job? Although we are no fairy god mother, we have the next best alternative! Here is a list of the top 4 proven ways to get hired.

 

  1. Clean up your social media: Any time you are applying for a job or even an internship, you want to clean up your social media. What are some things you want to remove from your profile? Any foul language, photos of you partying or drinking, photos of you gambling, scantily dressed selfies, that sort of content. Before interviewing you or after reviewing your resume, some employers will Google search you. When they search you your social media profiles will pop up, and some potential employers will even scroll through your profile to see for themselves if you are responsible and mature enough to work at their company. One moral of the story is to think twice before posting anything on social media, because you never know who will view it 6a00d834520c6f69e20133f2609640970bat any point in time!
  2. Fine tune your resume: The first thing hiring managers see is your resume. First impressions are crucial. The saying is true, employers typically spend less than a minute looking at your resume unless it catches their attention. One tip is to make your resume generic and not make it tailored to a specific job. Another very important tip is to check your grammar and spelling! Also, leave reliable references! You should also keep the resume 2 pages long or shorter, because short sweet and to the point is the way to go! And finally, use a professional email address. Having an address like Rainbowpony98@yahoo.com will not get you taken very seriously.
  3. Follow up after you send in your resume: Unless the ad says not to call, a good recommendation is to follow-up wither later the same day you sent the resume or the next day to make sure it arrived and landed in the right hands. Following up will also get your resume to the top of the stack!
  4. Rock the interview!

 

It’s a tough world out there, but with these tips you will be able to land your dream job!

Good luck out there.

 

The Greek Gear Team

Greek Life: Famous Women Who Were in Sororities

Did you know that according to USA today, all but three US Presidents since 1825 have been members of a fraternity? Also, 85% of Fortune 500 executives were involved in Greek life. How about the females in sororities? Lets see, the first female astronaut was in a sorority, the first female senator, and, most importantly, Elle Woods! I had no idea so many famous women got their start in sororities! Here are a few more leading ladies that got their starts in Greek life and went on to do great things.

Katie Couric

Katie was a member of Delta Delta Delta at the University of Virginia. All you Tri-Delts out there, you are in good company!Katie_Couric_a_p

Condoleeza Rice

Condoleeza joined the Alpha Chi Omega sorority while she was a piano/poli sci major. This worked perfectly for her because Alpha Chi was a sorority with musical origins.

Kate Spade

Kate Spade went to Arizona State University where she majored in journalism. Spade was an Omega member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. I personally LOVE anything Kate Spade! Totally adorable.

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Sara Blakely

You may not know this name right off the bat, but you will be singing her praises when I tell you who she is. She is the creator of Spanx! The world’s best way to suck it all in when you need to well, suck it all in! She is the youngest woman to be on the cover of Forbes’ Billionaire list and was a member of Delta Delta Delta at Florida State University.

 

We hope you have learned more about some of the leading ladies who got their start in sororities! They are such an inspiration.

 

The Greek Gear Team

Setting up for Success in College Courses

What you need:

  • Two 1-2 inch binders depending on the amount of classes you are taking
  • Sheet protectors or clear dividers with pockets (one for each class)
  • Plastic sleeve or folder to hold papers for each class
  • Important dates printable
  • Printer/Printer paper
  • Loose leaf college ruled paper
  • One sturdy folder

Use one binder for Monday/Wednesday/Friday classes and the other for Tuesday/Thursday classes!

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Each class gets a clear sheet protector for the class name printout, a plastic sleeve to store handouts in, and a pile of looseleaf paper for notes.

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Each binder gets an important dates printable to keep track of upcoming tests or large assignments/essays

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Use a sturdy folder to store all your homework in…this helps you to find all assignments quickly and easily!

Keep extra plastic sleeves to store class syllabi and calendars

Now you are prepared to be that successful student you’ve always wanted to be! We wish you the best of luck this school year!

~The Greek Gear Team

How to Feel Prepared for College this Fall

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  1. Do your research

Find out basic information about the class subjects so that you don’t go into a class blindsided.  Read class and professor reviews (a good site for this is ratemyprofessor.com) or just ask former students about their experience.

  1. Start a sleep schedule

Set your alarm for a little earlier each day until you reach that college wake up time… if you tell yourself it’s not THAT early you might believe it! This alarm technique will help you feel alert and ready to start class on the first day of school.books

  1. Stay organized

Rent or buy the books you need EARLY to get better rates.  Try setting aside clothes you’re taking so that they feel newer when you unpack. Buy a planner/calendar for important dates and your class schedule.

  1. Set a budget 

Record big monthly expenses like car payment, phone bill, and tuition.Set aside money for: entertainment, clothing shopping, beauty products, gas, and charity. Find ways to cut back, and search for job opportunities that easily coincide with your class and study schedules.

5. Find time to relax

Free up a week or a couple days to do things that you love before life gets too busy for you to do them!

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We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer, knowing you are prepared for another exciting semester at college!

 

~The Greek Gear team

 

42 Summer Must-Do’s

If you want to have a lively summer with friends but already ran out of things to do, we came up with plenty of activities and challenges! Accomplish these with a group of friends and you’re guaranteed to have an enjoyable and eventful summer!

  1. Leave a positive note on someones windshield
  2. Water gun fight
  3. Watch as many Disney movies as possible
  4. Have a picnic
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  6. Go hiking
  7. Dance in the rain
  8. Giant Slip ’n Slide (paint can be added)
  9. Learn to play an instrument
  10. Sleep on a trampoline
  11. Put glow sticks in a pool and have a night swim
  12. Pool hop with friends
  13. Leave a note in a library book
  14. Put glow sticks in water bottles for nighttime bowling
  15. Road trip with your sorority sisters or childhood
  16. Explore your city
  17. Go green and plant somethingIMG_7248
  18. Play frisbee (or frisbee golf)
  19. Start a DIY
  20. Go Kayaking
  21. Volunteer at a nursing home
  22. Stargaze
  23. Backyard movie night
  24. Paint balloon darting
  25. Go thrift shopping
  26. Give 100 compliments in one day
  27. Have a photoshoot (with glitter??)
  28. Doodle on a pair of white shoes
  29. Go paint balling in old dresses
  30. Fill water guns with water colors and have a fight in white clothes
  31. Host a bake off
  32. Learn how to skateboard
  33. Go cliff jumping
  34. Watch a drive-in movie
  35. Use a fake name at Starbucks
  36. Learn sign language
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  38. Buy a homeless person a full meal
  39. Sleep in a blanket fort
  40. Learn how to dance
  41. Make your mother breakfast in bed
  42. Go Paddle boarding

Be safe, have fun, and enjoy your summer festivities!

~The Greek Gear Team

 

Greek Chic: Spring Styles on Greek Gear

It is spring on GreekGear.com. Springtime means warmer weather, rainy days, and new wardrobe options! If you are looking to spruce up your spring style, head to GreekGear.com. In the meantime, check out our spring favorites this season!

New Englander Rain Jacket: Our wind and waterproof jacket is mesh-lined for air flow and has taffeta nylon in the sleeves for easy on easy off. Our jacket blocks out wind and rain to keep you warm and dry on your walk to class. It also has zippered pickets to keep your belongings safe. Not only that, it is super stylish, comes in a variety of colors, and you can choose your monogram color! Beat the rain and wind in the cutest way possible. See the jacket for yourself HEREinarush_2411_2269614294

Circle Monogram Cap: Baseball caps not only allow you to show your sporty side, they are also great at masking a bad hair day. Bad hair days be gone with our adorable circle monogram cap! Keep the sun out of your eyes with this preppy cap. They are totally customizable, even down to having your name sewn onto the back. Check them out HERE.

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Velocity Running Short: Athletic shorts are a must when it comes to spring class attire. Keeping it comfy is key, and our Velocity Running Shorts fit the bill. Wear them relaxing in your dorm, out grocery shopping, working out, anywhere! Represent your sorority while staying comfy in our breathable shorts. See them HERE.

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Flip Flops: Our flip flops are a warm-weather must. Rock your sorority letters while letting your feet catch some rays. These shoes are great to wear to the pool, out running errands or around campus. Not only are they super comfy, you can also choose your strap color! See them HERE.

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There you have it, our list of spring must-haves from GreekGear.com! Happy spring from all of us as GreekGear.com.

Holiday Must-Haves from GreekGear.com

It’s Christmas time on GreekGear.com! We have everything to satisfy your holiday needs, from ugly Christmas sweaters to ornaments to stockings for your fireplace. We even have a few gift ideas for your sweet sisters. Here are our Christmas favorites on GreekGear.com!

  1. Ugly Christmas sweaters are a holiday attire must-have. You need at least one in your closet just in case an ugly Christmas sweater party pops up! This festive tee comes in 3 different colors, and the ugly sweater design is printed in your group’s colors. Grab yours HERE at a special holiday price. christmas
  2. Our christmas stockings are the perfect gift for any sorority sister. Stuff them full of goodies she will love from GreekGear.com!😉 They also make great mantle decorations! We offer 4 different stockings, so you are sure to find one that suits your fancy, and each comes adorned with your group’s letters! See the polka dotted stocking HERE, the ikat one HERE, the burlap one HERE, and and the chevron one HERE.christmas Collage
  3. Tree ornaments are a sweet gift for any sorority sister, or a nice gift for yourself! These Sorority ornaments come with your group’s letters in our popular Chevron design.
    Just add a ribbon and it is ready for hanging! Find yours HEREchristmas 1

For all of your Christmas shopping needs, head over to our website! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your friends at Greek Gear.com.

Greek Chic: Cold Weather Sorority Gear

The season of blustery winds and chilly temps is upon us, and here at Greek Gear we are prepared for just that! Our mission is for you to stay warm, comfortable, AND fashionable this fall and winter. We offer everything you need to do just that. Here are a few of our cold weather favorites this year.

  1. Sorority letter bow pullover

Our Sorority Bow Pullover is a new addition to GreekGear.com! They are Anorak Pullovers that are lightweight and pack into a pouch so they are easy to store and carry with you. They are wind and water resistant which make them perfect for walks across campus in the rain, plus they have a flannel inner lining to keep you cozy. Another bonus? The adorable monogram and bow design on the front! Make this accessory your own by choosing your jacket color, stripe color, bow color and monogram color! Check them out HERE.

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  1. New Englander boot socks

Another monogrammed item on the cold weather must-haves list! Keep your toes warm with our Sorority New Englander Boot Socks. They come in 4 different colors and sport your Sorority’s letters on the front. They are antimicrobial and the fabric is made of anti-pill fabric on the front and backside of the fabric. Unfortunately boots are not included, but we have a feeling you will like these socks so much that you will run out and get a pair anyway.😉 See them for yourself HERE.

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3. Gameday Monogram Jersey

There is nothing comfier than an oversized jersey. These are perfect to wear to class, to events on campus, or with friends. They let you stay warm and cozy while you rep your letters. Our Sorority Game Day Jerseys feature giant monogram Greek letters printed on the back with simple Greek letters on the left chest front. Great to wear over leggings! Pick yours out HERE.

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4. Sorority Spandex Leggings

Speaking of leggings, here is a must-have pair for every legging-loving sister! Our Ladies Leggings have your letters printed on the hip. What a great, comfy, subtle way to wear your letters. Grab a pair HERE.

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5. Mega Plush Blanket

Netflix isn’t the same without a cozy blanket to snuggle up in. Keep the cold out with our Sorority Mega Plush Laser Blanket!  These blankets are so soft and warm, and they make for a great dorm room/bedroom accessory. They come in a selection of colors and with a line of personalization. These also make for great gifts! Pick one out HERE.

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Consider yourself ready for fall! For more cold weather Greek gear or to stock up on everything Greek, head over to GreekGear.com.

The Greek Gear Team