Being a member of Delta Gamma provided several opportunities for me to enhance my leadership skills. First, I was able to watch other leaders and learn from them. The DG Big Sister tradition is a great example. While interacting with the older sisters, I was able to ask for advice, guidance, how to make the best decisions, etc. Soon I became a Big Sister and was
able to carry on the tradition of helping and leading the new sisters.
Being a member of Delta Gamma definitely taught me how to work with others. Ultimately, I would say the
Delta Gamma members are all part of one team. We competed in several team events on campus. We also were very successful with recruitment and, as a group, provided the best experience for potential new members. Working with and collaborating with others were skills used in all of these events.
For me Delta Gamma offered many things but most importantly, it offered balance. This balance helped me become the person I am today. Balancing career, family, education, and finances is challenging. It’s easy to get consumed and lose sight of what’s really important. The friendships that I have made through DG help me juggle these life situations. They keep
me balanced and that is something I will always cherish.
My advice for collegiate women entering the professional world is to find a Big Sister in your field. It’s a connection that you can make and they are always willing to help you. Also, enter the professional world with confidence. You can be confident that through your Delta Gamma experience, you have the skills you need to be successful.
It’s hard to pick my favorite DG memory! It would have to be Bid Day! It was so much fun and I was so happy!
Professional golfer on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour