How to List Your Sorority on Your Resume When Job Searching

Have you been looking for a new job and finding it a challenge to sell yourself to potential recruiters? You may be surprised to learn just how valuable it can be to include information about the time you spent in a sorority on your resume, or even to talk about it at a job interview. You never know where there might be a connection between you and someone browsing your CV. 

Highlight What You Learned as a Sorority Member

Some people think that Greek life is all about partying and having a good time. But it is also about developing relationships and friendships that will probably last a lifetime. Take the time to think about what you learned as a member of a Greek organization so that you can possibly list it on your resume or talk about it in an interview. Things to think about:

–       Did you learn how to throw charitable events and raise funds?

–       How did you go about organizing sorority recruitment activities each semester?

–       Were you the manager of your chapter’s social media accounts?

Did You Hold any Positions in Your Chapter?

Being the president of a Greek organization certainly is no Cakewalk. You are responsible for attending local, regional, state, and national meetings. You are the representative for your organization. You must assign roles and responsibilities to various members of the chapter. All while attending college full-time! No small feat.

The treasurer must manage a large sorority budget and ensure that the chapter is financially resilient. That is an ideal experience to list if you’re seeking a financial position.

Regardless of the position you may have held, there’s certainly something you can talk about on a resume when you mention your sorority to let the hiring manager know that you are familiar with how to be professional and responsible as well as philanthropic. 

Look at the Interviewer or Recruiter’s Background – Are They in a Sorority or Fraternity?

Would the hiring manager or recruiter have an interest in knowing that you were a part of a Greek organization? You might want to glance at their profile on LinkedIn to see if they have listed a fraternity or sorority. You might develop a camaraderie based on your shared experiences. Yet also, keep in mind that you never know if someone might have a dislike of Greek college culture for one reason or another. Use your best judgment.

Examples of how you might mention your sorority membership on your resume, depending on the space you have:

Delta Delta Delta; President from 2003-2005

Alpha Kappa Alpha, 2003-2005. Represented the chapter at state and national functions and brought meetings to order. 

Sigma Kappa, 2003-2005. As social chair, organized recruitment activities and charitable functions for a chapter of 35 women.

If you have more room on your resume (common when you’re still in college and seeking an internship), you might list bullet points of your experience as a member, just as you would any other job:

Alpha Delta Pi, Finance Coordinator, May 2019 to Present

–       Managed a budget of over $150,000

–       Kept chapter up to date regarding financial concerns at meetings.

–       Prepared regular financial reports for president and vice president of the chapter.

When you’re looking for a new position, anything you can put on your resume to let recruiters know about your character and skill set is relevant. That includes your sorority affiliation. Happy job hunting!

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Sorority Big Little Reveal Gift Basket Ideas

The big little reveal is a pretty big deal in sorority life. It is the moment when you are paired with a little sister to help guide her through the process of becoming a member and navigating Greek life in college.

It’s also a time when you shower your little sister with loads of special sorority gifts, so why not just make a basket? When you have your big little reveal event it should really be special and fun for everyone. Explore these easy and thoughtful sorority big little reveal gift basket ideas for your upcoming recruitment season.

Sorority Tee Basket

One sorority t-shirt is never enough—especially considering all the things you and your new lil sis will be doing together. Community service, parties, date nights, lunches at the dining hall on campus, beach days, and social mixers. You want everyone to know that she is one of the newest (and cutest) members of your organization. Give her a basket of sorority t-shirts in various designs and colors.

Snack Attack

What college kid doesn’t absolutely love snacks? They get you through late night study sessions and time spent in boring mass lectures. Give large baskets full of mini snack bags for your big/little reveal party, or just sometime during reveal week. Chips, cookies, chocolate bars, chewing gum, and bags of candy. They will love you for it! You might also add a few gifts cards to your local pizza or sandwich shop. Be sure to include a lettered sorority mug in your basket for their hot cocoa.

Home Décor Sorority Gift Basket

As you know, sorority members love to decorate their rooms in their colors, symbols, and images as soon as they join. It’s sort of like a rite of passage. Fill a basket with sorority-themed home décor, including a sign or flag, afghan, custom paddle, refrigerator magnets, and a custom engraved picture frame containing your latest photo together.

Shower Caddy Basket

One thing that every college student needs is a shower caddy and bathroom supplies. One idea for a big little reveal basket is a shower caddy basket. Fill it with the following items:

  • Sorority flip flops (because we all know how vitally important those are in dorm showers that are used by dozens of other people).
  • Slippers to warm up her toes when she’s shuffling around her dorm room.
  • Bath towel featuring your sorority letters.
  • A giant plastic sorority cup for her toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss.

A Bejeweled Mini Basket

One of the first things many ladies will want as a gift after becoming a member is a nice piece of sorority jewelry. Select an array of sorority charms, little sister necklaces, lavalieres (drops), bracelets, or rings featuring your Greek letters. Arrange them in a nice little basket on a small pillow for presentation to your little sis. These are extra special gifts she’ll always remember and probably wear every day on campus.

Funny (Gag) Basket

If you and your little were chosen for each other because of your mutual sense of humor, you might want to put together a gag basket. Think a roll of toilet paper, karaoke microphone, talking baby doll, an empty box, or something that will remind her of an inside joke that only you two share. To add an extra layer of fun, play a game of “treasure hunt” and give her clues about where to find her basket. And of course, later, after a good laugh, you would present her with some real sorority gifts!

Additional items to remember for your big/little reveal baskets:

  • Custom printed sorority balloons
  • Keyrings
  • Notepads
  • Stickers and decals (for home and car)
  • Party favors (like can cozies, pens, and fun sorority glasses)

Get in gear and start working on your gift baskets so that they’ll be ready in time for the big day. So exciting. Don’t forget to get crafty and make it look amazing.

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