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My Staff Experience Thus Far

Posted By Mathew Schlehuber, Expansion Consultant, Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Any time I come on to a new job or to a new campus I always come on with the mindset that I will be a better employee and individual afterwards. I look to get everything I can from my experiences. My time on staff so far has proven to be most rewarding. I have had the opportunity to learn practical and functional skills as well as how to take the ideologies I follow and communicate them in the clearest way possible.

The biggest thrill I get out of being a traveling consultant is the fact that I have the ability to give undergraduates an experience similar to what I had in college. This experience promotes personal development and gives the students an environment to help them to not become what a stereotype suggests they are, but rather what they decide to become through their own accord.

The biggest piece of advice I would give to a chapter is the fact that the stereotypes exist for a reason. When you hear students at a campus talk about all the bad things fraternities are known for, they are not making those things up. When we took the oath to join Phi Kappa Sigma, when we put on our letters, we are telling everyone that we are going to make better grades, raise more money for philanthropy, and become better Men, Leaders and Brothers. We have to hold ourselves accountable so that when the student body looks at us, we are the leaders they look towards, not the house they just look for on Saturday nights. This is what I am looking for and communicating to the chapters I visit as well as the men I am recruiting. We want the men that know the difference between a fraternity and a frat even before we have to tell him and the guys who want to outperform every other student on campus. You have to remember that you didn’t join the fraternity for the student body at your school, you didn’t join it to be the best house on campus, you joined for yourself. 

No one needs fraternity to be successful, but when you surround yourself with those who have the same mindset and who will hold you accountable; success will follow. 

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