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Old 07-13-2015, 11:25 AM
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She's going to community college for her first year I think. So she won't be at UT until right before recruitment 2016.
yes I know - look at what I wrote - I referenced August 2016.

Not enough coffee this morning, eh?

As for your first question - she may *think* she wants to be Greek, look at the family members who've been Greek. That's why I recommended checking things out during her first year at UT.

University is a world of difference from culinary school. They are different in most every way imaginable.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:37 AM
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You are assuming that UT will admit you, and I think that is a faulty assumption. When the time comes, apply to a number of four-year colleges. When you know where you have been admitted, and have had a chance to evaluate the various financial aid packages, make your selection and *then* worry about sorority recruitment.

UT is a difficult university in which to get admitted, even for in-state students. The current overall admission rate is about 40%. Out of state students comprise only 7% of the campus population. The UT sorority recruitment has long been considered one of the toughest in the country.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:27 PM
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I would make 1 of the other schools to which you apply be UCLA. Your resume would be well-suited there (from knowing a high level person in UCLA admissions). Plus if you get into Anderson school of business (graduate program), that is extremely desirable (3% who apply get in, and being a UCLA grad helps).
Best part is, UCLA's upper-class quota for Recruitment is one THIRD of the total new member class! (And your resume would be well-suited for UCLA Recruitment.) ; )

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Old 07-13-2015, 04:38 PM
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I'm disappointed by everyone who has told OP that her business actually reduces her chances. Isn't part of being in sorority about leadership, time management, and networking. By owning her own small business OP has shown she has all those traits in spades. Why would you discourage someone who is a good role model for being a student entrepreneur from taking part in a sorority????
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:44 PM
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I'm disappointed by everyone who has told OP that her business actually reduces her chances. Isn't part of being in sorority about leadership, time management, and networking. By owning her own small business OP has shown she has all those traits in spades. Why would you discourage someone who is a good role model for being a student entrepreneur from taking part in a sorority????
Because owning and running a small business takes a LOT of time, more so than even a varsity sport I might argue. My little brother owns his own business and is looking to expand, and it is easily a full-time job for him. As much as I want him to go Greek at the school he's transferring to I seriously doubt he will have the time. A business can't be put on hold for sorority events, and if sorority members think a PNM won't have enough time to commit to the sorority then they won't give her a bid, plain and simple.

Also OP you should probably delete your comments from the reddit thread you made in /r/sororities where we gave you the same advice you got here. If you were hoping to get more optimistic answers from us here you were sorely mistaken.
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Old 07-13-2015, 04:55 PM
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ilove2shop247 - did you read LadyLonghorn's post? Are you familiar with UT recruitment and the Greek system there?

Not being snarky or mean - simply redirecting your focus. Are you yourself in a sorority or are you a sorority alumna?
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:08 PM
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I just read the reddit thread. It looks like the responses there were much more optimistic. A girl that is ACTUALLY in UT even wrote (in reference to owning a small business)

"3) We LOVE girls with special talents. Love. I may have done some creeping, and I saw your cakes. You are amazing. Like I am speechless because I love to bake and I am so jealous. (.... sorry, that was weird) Ok anyway. Specific example: DG has Desserts with DG twice a year, where we buy/make desserts to sell to raise money for our philanthropy. Having the ability to bake beautiful pastries for something like that would totally be to your advantage. Plus, we all love food. Like I don't know a single girl from any sorority that would be unhappy receiving a baked good."

OP wrote that she has a small business on the side. I doubt she would consider joining a sorority if it would she want to jeopardize her existing business. I'm sure she is the best judge of if she can handle the time management and took that into consideration before she posted.
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Old 07-13-2015, 05:15 PM
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I just read the reddit thread. It looks like the responses there were much more optimistic. A girl that is ACTUALLY in UT even wrote (in reference to owning a small business)

"3) We LOVE girls with special talents. Love. I may have done some creeping, and I saw your cakes. You are amazing. Like I am speechless because I love to bake and I am so jealous. (.... sorry, that was weird) Ok anyway. Specific example: DG has Desserts with DG twice a year, where we buy/make desserts to sell to raise money for our philanthropy. Having the ability to bake beautiful pastries for something like that would totally be to your advantage. Plus, we all love food. Like I don't know a single girl from any sorority that would be unhappy receiving a baked good."

OP wrote that she has a small business on the side. I doubt she would consider joining a sorority if it would she want to jeopardize her existing business. I'm sure she is the best judge of if she can handle the time management and took that into consideration before she posted.
Listen its one thing to try and prognosticate the what ifs. No one is discrediting the OP for owning her own business. I think that's great at a young age she's embarking on what looks like a promising path. The OP asked a question about greek life at the Univ. of Texas, and the panhellenic ladies here provided their insight, including one woman who is familiar with the greek system at UT. Its ultimately the OP's choice on what is best for her in the long term. She asked for insights and that's what was provided so no reason to throw shade at people who didn't give her a standing ovation.

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Old 07-13-2015, 05:21 PM
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Also OP you should probably delete your comments from the reddit thread you made in /r/sororities where we gave you the same advice you got here. If you were hoping to get more optimistic answers from us here you were sorely mistaken.
Oh hey, you're in the reddit thread too, ay? (reddit is bascially the reason I'm never on GC anymore)
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Old 07-13-2015, 06:13 PM
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yes I know - look at what I wrote - I referenced August 2016.

Not enough coffee this morning, eh?

As for your first question - she may *think* she wants to be Greek, look at the family members who've been Greek. That's why I recommended checking things out during her first year at UT.

University is a world of difference from culinary school. They are different in most every way imaginable.
Hahaha you got me! I posted before I had had my java

Reading your post again...that was the suggestion I was gonna make! Totally misread that.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:26 PM
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If it's not a full time thing, I don't see why she couldn't join. I have a friend who makes cakes and cupcakes (mega talented--an artist), but she takes work on a free time/case by case basis and bakes at her home. That may be this poster's biz. Unless she has a shingle on a storefront, she can probably choose when she works. Most sorority girls would LOVE to have a pastry chef among their midst. In fairness, I've not got gotten a true sense of how much time this takes out of her week.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:38 PM
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"I'm blowing some sunshine, oh oh, I'm blowing some sunshine, oh oh..." ( sung to the tune of I'm walking on sunshine). For those who think we are just a bunch of meanies, please reread Ladylonghorn's post. She is very knowledgable about UTexas recruitment and the OP needs to understand what she might be up against. There are other colleges where her age and time commitment to her business would not be a potential obstacle, but UT is probably not one of them.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:10 PM
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"I'm blowing some sunshine, oh oh, I'm blowing some sunshine, oh oh..." ( sung to the tune of I'm walking on sunshine). For those who think we are just a bunch of meanies, please reread Ladylonghorn's post. She is very knowledgable about UTexas recruitment and the OP needs to understand what she might be up against. There are other colleges where her age and time commitment to her business would not be a potential obstacle, but UT is probably not one of them.
Like I said... and thank you for reiterating the point.

still wondering if the "ilovetoshop247" poster is either an active or an alumna. OR is a PNM. Hello? did you see my question? Or are you ignoring me?

The OP is getting advice from both actives and alumnae here, and I can't speak to the single poster on reddit who was encouraging. Others who attend(ed) UT and responded were pretty much saying what we GC meanie beyotches are saying.

It's TEXAS for the love of Mike. Those in the know - know that says it all. Thanks, LadyLonghorn, for responding. Nice to hear from you, as always. Sorry if your advice is falling on deaf ears. *shrug*
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I saw the title as "Pasty Student . . ." and thought, "Hey! Just because she doesn't have a tan doesn't mean she won't do well!" #middleagedeyesightproblems
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Old 07-14-2015, 11:45 AM
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I totally read the title as "Party" and when I got through the quoted OP I was like why hasn't she mentioned partying
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