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Old 07-13-2010, 10:32 PM
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Wait, scholastic bowl isn't cool anymore? Damn.

There's nothing wrong with being smart, being a nerd, or liking to do smart things. You're in college for a reason!
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:21 PM
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These activitites, now matter how "dorky" you think they might make you sound, are a great representation of your level of commitment to your education and interests. Embrace them! Not only can they be impressive, but they can help you stand out.
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:27 PM
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Mathletes are nice to have around the house

Also, depending on the HS, sometimes even "cool" activities aren't that cool...i.e. if everyone who went to Hamburger HS who tried out for cheerleader got to be one, that kind of cuts down on the coolness factor.

Don't worry about it. As you said, if a group is so homogenous that it only wants pageant queens or majorettes, you probably would not enjoy membership in it anyway.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:06 AM
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Thanks so much y'all! I feel much better now knowing that it's a perfectly common thing. Tina, I'd never though of it as helping me stand out before, but you made a great point!
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:19 AM
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Hey guys i have a question. I'm filling out my application at the moment but i've come across a problem. I don't know how many people graduated from my school and I don't know what place I came in. Is it okay if I left it blank. Also, it asks to upload a picture. Would it be okay to use a picture of me at the beach? I'm in a bikini, but you can barely see any skin because i'm lying down. Would that be inappropriate still?
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:23 AM
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Hey guys i have a question. I'm filling out my application at the moment but i've come across a problem. I don't know how many people graduated from my school and I don't know what place I came in. Is it okay if I left it blank. Also, it asks to upload a picture. Would it be okay to use a picture of me at the beach? I'm in a bikini, but you can barely see any skin because i'm lying down. Would that be inappropriate still?
I'd forego the bikini pic. If you took senior pics/portraits, and had a nice headshot taken, I'd upload one of those.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:31 AM
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I'd forego the bikini pic. If you took senior pics/portraits, and had a nice headshot taken, I'd upload one of those.
Agreed. As for class rank you can probably find that on your high school transcript. Contact your high school.
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Old 09-20-2010, 12:35 AM
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Hey guys i have a question. I'm filling out my application at the moment but i've come across a problem. I don't know how many people graduated from my school and I don't know what place I came in. Is it okay if I left it blank. Also, it asks to upload a picture. Would it be okay to use a picture of me at the beach? I'm in a bikini, but you can barely see any skin because i'm lying down. Would that be inappropriate still?
Does your school district have a website? They often have enrollment figures for schools. OR, do you know how many students approximately were in your graduating class? Multiply that by 4 (unless freshman are still in the junior high). Some high schools do not have class rankings, your high school might be one of them.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:36 AM
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Does your school district have a website? They often have enrollment figures for schools. OR, do you know how many students approximately were in your graduating class? Multiply that by 4 (unless freshman are still in the junior high). Some high schools do not have class rankings, your high school might be one of them.
Excuse me; but if she doesn't know how many people graduated in her class, and she doesn't know what place she was in her graduating class, how is what you're suggesting going to help?

It's kind of like when Yogi Berra said, "If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer."
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:00 PM
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Thanks so much for all this information! It answered any possible question I may have. I'm preparing already for next fall recruitment when I become a sophomore.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:05 PM
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Excuse me; but if she doesn't know how many people graduated in her class, and she doesn't know what place she was in her graduating class, how is what you're suggesting going to help?

It's kind of like when Yogi Berra said, "If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer."
Arghh-I plead insomnia and fuzzyhead syndrome. I SHOULD have said take the total enrollment figure from the school website, if available, and divide by 4 (if freshman-senior classes enrolled there) to get an approximate class total. But a moot point now.
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:55 PM
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Here's my situation. I will be rushing next fall at a major sec school. I'm currently a freshman at a small college that does not offer many clubs and organizations. I do have good grades (Currently a 3.1 GPA; trying to get it higher) but I feel like that is not enough. What would you suggest that I do so that I will have a GREAT resume' for sorority recruitment?!

PS: I have posted this question before on other threads but I have never really gotten a straight up answer!
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Old 10-17-2010, 10:01 PM
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Here's my situation. I will be rushing next fall at a major sec school. I'm currently a freshman at a small college that does not offer many clubs and organizations. I do have good grades (Currently a 3.1 GPA; trying to get it higher) but I feel like that is not enough. What would you suggest that I do so that I will have a GREAT resume' for sorority recruitment?!

PS: I have posted this question before on other threads but I have never really gotten a straight up answer!
Um, find something to get involved in? Seriously.

Even if your SCHOOL doesn't have anything that interests you (which is hard to believe because most universities-even the small ones-have a variety of activities), the local community might.

For example: You like animals? Volunteer at a shelter.

We can't tell you what to get involved in (because not everyone is interested in the same things). Just find something you like.

I CAN tell you not to just run out and sign up for a bunch of things just to "have an awesome resume for recruitment." That is a waste of both your time and the organizations'.
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:30 PM
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Yeah, I go to a college that mainly has non-traditional students. And we do have clubs and orgs, but they never meet because there is not enough people interested in them! I've tried to get involved on campus but nothing is working out for me.
And I do love animals and volunteering at a shelter would really be something I'd be interested in. I do volunteer at a hospital though, I've been volunteering there since I was like 12! haha
Besides good grades, would volunteering at a shelter AND the hospital be enough to impress a sorority?
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:00 AM
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Besides good grades, would volunteering at a shelter AND the hospital be enough to impress a sorority?
I can't tell you how impressed a chapter would be by your activities.

I can tell you that at an SEC school, you'll be in recruitment with some women who also have great resumes. So there has to be more to you than just that.

Also, while activities are important, a lot of recruitment is going to focus on your conversations and how you interact with sorority members.

Think of it this way: a chapter isn't extending bids to resumes, they're extending bids to PEOPLE.

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