Words of Wisdom for Graduating Seniors
To our graduating sisters, we are so proud of all you’ve contributed to your chapters, campuses and communities. As our newest alumnae prepare for their next chapter of life, our 2021-2022 Leadership Development Consultants recently shared their advice, tips and words of wisdom.
Katie Dial, Idaho Alpha
Take advantage of the networking opportunities Pi Phi provides! Whether you get involved with an alumnae club or have coffee with one of your alumnae advisors for advice on the job search, Pi Phi will be there to support you on your journey. Beyond that, stay connected and close to the sincere friends you made during your time at college and continue making memories!
Elisabeth Braun, Colorado Gamma
The biggest piece of advice I received leading up to graduation is that everyone has a different timeline, and your first job doesn’t need to be your dream job. I think keeping an open mind and accepting new experiences can lead you to a job that you never saw yourself doing. The time leading up to graduation can be confusing, nerve-racking, and exciting. Take time to focus on yourself; find a career that is fulfilling and provides you with opportunities to follow your passions.
Christiana Holladay, Colorado Gamma
Stay connected with your friends from college! It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of your new life, but it is so important to continue to nourish these relationships. Set up facetime dates, group Zooms or plan fun trips to stay connected!
Maddison Gates, Connecticut Alpha
Don’t worry if you feel like you don’t have it all together, you have so much time to figure it out! Give yourself the space and grace to try new things and make mistakes. You will always end up where you are supposed to be and it’s okay however long that takes.
Tori Vasquez, California Epsilon
Congratulations Class of 2022! Pi Beta Phi is incredibly proud of your resiliency, dedication and passion. As you embark on this next phase in your life, remember to remain present and enjoy each moment! Take every opportunity you are given with an open mind and be confident in your abilities as a leader and friend. Pi Phi will always be here to cheer you on! PPL
Sarah Moore, South Carolina Alpha
Do not get too caught up in finding your forever career or a path that you need to be on for the next 10+ years of your life. Life changes so quickly and you should try to find fulfillment in your life now. When it does not fulfill you anymore, that’s when you find the next chapter!
Dorothy Ruoff, Montana Alpha
It is so easy to wish that you are settled with all the details after you graduate. Don’t wish away this time—this transition may be hard, so it’s important to celebrate all the small wins. Give yourself some grace in your new adventures and the challenges ahead!
Stephanie Treanor, Arizona Gamma
It’s okay to not know what your next chapter looks like! Take your time, be intentional and remember your path may be on a different timeline than anyone else’s! You got this!
Becca Crosby, Texas Eta
The hardest part of graduating was seeing that my life didn't look like my "Pinterest Board" dream right away. Take time to figure out your passions and desires because that will make post-grad life so much more exciting.
Jordan Freudenberg, Delaware Alpha
Make time for yourself and your passions! After college, it can be easy to get wrapped up in your new job/city/etc. Prioritize what makes you happy. If you don’t know what that looks like yet, use this as an opportunity to try new things or explore new opportunities.
Whether you join an alumnae club, read The Arrow or volunteer to serve, there are many ways to stay connected to Pi Phi after you graduate. Learn how you can stay involved with Pi Beta Phi as a young alumna.
Published May 27, 2022