When I was a senior in high school, I very much remember thinking that I knew exactly what I wanted to do, and how I was going to get there. I knew that I wanted to go to law school and join the Navy after, and I knew that the first step in that process was to go to Truman State University. I knew that I wanted to be a political science major, and I knew that all of this was exactly what needed to happen, and most importantly, I wouldn’t be anything like those poor saps that
Last weekend, January 11-13, I was privileged to attend the inaugural Delta Sigma Pi President’s Academy on behalf of the Iota Nu chapter. St. Louis may have been expecting a foot of snow, but it did not keep 200+ presidents across the nation from attending the Academy! An integral part of the weekend was an assessment called the Birkman Method, which each attendee took prior in December. The Birkman Method is a multi-dimensional assessment based on an individual’s interests,
October 12-13, 2018 we had 18 brothers attend LEAD in Minneapolis, MN and met up with a couple alumni while there. Read about Matthew Kaiser's first time at LEAD and Joe Shaver's 12th time. I decided to go to LEAD this semester because I wanted to gain knowledge about the fraternity that I had recently joined. I was not sure what the weekend would entail, but my brothers reassured me that it would be worth it. On the morning we left, everyone in my car was in high spirits. Th
When I attended the 51st Grand Chapter Congress of the International Fraternity of Delta Sigma Pi in New Orleans, Louisiana this August, a question asked to a room full of Deltasigs took me by surprise: “How many of you are here for your first Grand Chapter Congress?” I was surprised by the lack of raised hands of first timers such as myself. Considering the percent of brothers without their hands up allowed me to realize something about my experience in Delta Sigma Pi. This
As summer break rolls into fall semester, I’d like to share something that has been a crucial part of the success I’ve seen in my internship at Northwestern Mutual. It’s something that helped me tremendously in realizing my potential as an intern, student, and human. Since day one, we’d been hearing about and developing our personal design statements for the internship; which, by the way, was incredible--ask me about it. Not only did I have no clue what design statements were
Don’t be scared of Intentionality. Everyone can be a little afraid of making the first move. However, one of the best lessons I’ve learned is that it’s not weird to reach out. Ask for advice from an older member, grab coffee with someone in your pledge class, and send notes to a brother who missed classed before they ask. The experience you have within an organization is so much more fulfilling if you have people to share it with. Treat Others as Brothers. One of the things I
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