Looking back at my college career at the College of Charleston, it was the greatest 4 years of my life. The best memories by far are those that came from being a member of the Greek system at CofC. After my freshman year I felt as if something was missing from my college experience. Becoming a Greek filled that void. I joined Zeta Tau Alpha my sophomore year. I wish that I had gone through formal recruitment as a freshman so that I could have had 4 years of being a Greek in college.
Thanks to being a member of a Greek organization I excelled more with my studies and became more involved on campus. My sister’s were so supportive of me and all my endeavors. I entered into an industry that was not common to most business majors – logistics. Being a member of a Greek organization helped me develop the courage and self confidence that I had the ability to try something different and to succeed.
You learn so many life lessons from being a Greek. You learn how to manage your time, write reports, pay bills, balance your check book (because most of your checks were written to your organization for t-shirts), team building skills and leadership skills.
Now, 13 years after I’ve graduated, I’m still active with my sorority. I’ve have the fortunate opportunity to serve as President of the local alumnae chapter, General Advisor to my collegiate chapter and most recently serving as a National Officer for my sorority. Those leadership positions helped me to gain necessary leadership experience to excel into supervisory positions and manager positions within my corporate organization.
Every time I move to a new city, I know that I can contact the local alumnae chapter and I’ve got a great group of women who befriend me.
I still keep in contact with my sorority sisters from college in my chapter and members of other Greek organizations. Being a Greek really opened up lots of opportunities for me as a collegian and as a graduate.
Jessica Eovino ’97, Business Major / Intermodal Transportation Minor