Sunday, March 25, 2012

Summer Job Search

As spring break comes to an end, students across the country swap out their gossip magazines for biology textbooks, returning to school with sun-kissed skin. Spring semester is a busy time of the year as summer plans are made, finals quickly approach and the few prepare for graduation. For those of us lucky enough to have a few more years left summer is a much needed break from the college life. The search for summer jobs however, can be anything but relaxing this guide from HuffPost College should make the search a little smoother.
The first tip offered by the online blog is to start the search early, right after spring break in fact. The article says that bosses won’t mind waiting for school to let out, it is well worth holding out for the perfect candidate.
Secondly, take risks. The article says that students should “apply for jobs outside of their wheelhouse”. HuffPost believes this is the time to play around with skills, new and old. Fill the holes in your job experience and make connections for after graduation. Internships are highly suggested, as they are a great resume builder and allow you to “network and take on short term projects”. The article also suggests volunteering to build your resume.
One of the major points was to avoid overextending yourself, it is called summer break for a reason. You want to take this time to reboot for the fall and another year at school. By starting your job search early you’ll have all your summer plans in place before finals week rolls around, avoiding the rush. Don’t forget to take time to travel, relax, and enjoy your time away from campus.  

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Big-Little Reveal

Bigs, littles, reveal, oh my! It's that time of year again big-little reveal!
While the thought of sorority family expansion can be quite overwhelming, yours truly has a list of tricks and tips to make the event as special as ever with out breaking the bank. After all this isn't just another sorority event, this is a chance to take a new member under your wing, be her guide, her sister, and most importantly her friend.
While reveal ceremonies are as unique as a chapters member, The Yellow Canary has a list of gift ideas sure to please the chicest of new members.
As a new member excited to represent their chapter on campus, lettered shirts can be a great option. Instead of ordering shirts from greek certified websites you can now create your own lettered apparel! You will need the following items:
T-shirt, Sweatshirt, Bag...what ever you want to put letters on
4 yards of fabric total, 2yards of one patter and 2 yards of another corresponding pattern or solid color
Heat and Bond (peel and iron version)
Fabric Scissors
Card stock
First print off your sororities greek letters by searching online. Cut out the outside border of one letter and the inside border for the same letter, repeat until you have two copies of each letter of your chapter.
Next you will trace the cutouts onto card stock and cutout to use as stencils.
Following the making of your stencils, place each letter on the chosen fabric and cut out a square enclosing the letter. Next cut a square of heat and bond that is slightly smaller than your fabric swatch and iron on to the wrong side of your fabric swatch.
Proceed by placing your stencil onto the fabric swatch, trace and cut out, repeat for every desired letter onto your chosen fabric.
Once you have all your letters cut out peel off the paper backing from your smaller letters, place them on your larger letters and iron the small letter onto the big letter. Once you have done so for each letter you can now peel off the backing of the larger letter and iron onto desired apparel. Voila! You have now made your very own lettered gift!
To accompany the gift throw in your littles favorite candy into a simple colored gift bag and finish off with multi-pattern ribbon in your littles favorite colors.