By: Miranda Squadrito, Beta Class
Before Zeta, I wasn’t able to hold or maintain a professional conversation with a potential employer. I have always been an extrovert, just never in a professional setting. I would get nervous and say the wrong thing. Throughout the pledge process of Zeta Phi Eta, I was given incredible advice on how to portray professionalism while letting my personality shine. I was taught how to make my resume stand out and how to communicate via email or phone with a professional tone. Also, I was surrounded by driven, like-minded individuals who wanted everyone in this fraternity to succeed.
Why am I telling you all of this? Because if it hadn’t been for Zeta, I would never be where I am today.
I have landed a very prestigious internship with a well-known social media marketing company. Without Zeta, I am not sure that I would have passed the first round of interviews. Especially with my Human Communication major, I need to be a strong and confident communicator. The first two interviews for the position were over the phone. It was difficult to represent who I am as a person and why I deserved to be hired all in a phone conversation. Zeta Phi Eta has given me the abilities to execute these interviews with ease. Over 100 people applied for my position, and I was one of the few who were employed. I give a lot of the credit to Zeta Phi Eta and my brothers. This organization has not only pushed me out of my comfort zone, but it has also provided useful, life-long skills that will launch me into the workforce.
I can’t begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for this brotherhood. I have made amazing connections with remarkable human beings. I have been shaped into a young professional alongside my brothers who I consider my second family all because of this organization.