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While I know that a lot of people are not fans of sorority rush and sororities, I do believe they give young women and men (fraternities) some valuable life lessons that I am sure the panhelletic council would not like me to promote. Well, here they are:
1. You have to make a good first impression, be likable and be good at small-talk with someone you do not know or you will get cut. You have about 1 minute to make an impression.
2. You need to conform at little to how sorority girls dress and look good!
3. People will judge you based on your first impression. Sorry, they will do this your whole life!
4. If you know people in the sorority, it may positively or negatively influence your chances of getting in. Good PR is important--this is an the ultimate example of marketing a person to teen girls.
5. The sorority house will vote on you, so you need to meet as many people as possible. The more you can meet before rush, the better. People like to vote for what is unfamiliar too--look I found a new shiny penny, so this can work in your favor too. Knowing people too well in a sorority can be bad too--history is not always a good thing.
WHY THESE ARE GOOD LESSONS?
1. You need how to dress in this world--brown socks with sneakers, a wrinkled t-shirt, cargo hiking shorts on the treadmill looks horrible at the gym. --I saw this yesterday.
2. People evaluate you before they even meet you by your appearance. A first impression in a job interview is critical.
3. Small talk is very valuable to learn in making friends and networking, etc.
4. Gosh, you need to know how to market yourself! Politics are important and in the case of rush, you are trying to get a vote from a group of women for yourself.
5. Most importantly, being a sorority, you learn how to deal with women.
One more thing about the Greek Chic--these college girls have put together the equivalent of an annual report for a company (minus the detail financial statements and SEC filings). Pretty impressive for college girls. Also, rush which involved over 1500 girls is a big deal and big business.