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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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“The Email Signature”

Sometimes at Butler it seems like there is a competition in email signatures. On all our emails at the bottom of each one sent is a signature. Typically it says your name and some of things you are involved with. At Butler since everyone is literally involved in everything signatures can get kind of out of control.

I have no room to talk. Here is my signature at the end of my emails.

Butler University Class of 2015
College of Communication – Strategic Communication
Recruitment Counselor – Butler Panhellenic Association

Director of Recruitment – College Mentors for Kids

Content Developer – Firebelly Marketing
Student Ambassador – Butler University
Admissions Blogger – Butler University
Street Team – Dawg Pound

I know it’s ridiculous. However, how I go about my signature is very well thought out, in my opinion. For one on my signature I only put organizations that I actually hold a position in. The email signature at Butler is a known thing, and literally everyone has one. Here’s the thing, it’s not a competition, at least it shouldn’t be.

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Block Party! Where all our organizations come out and you can get to know more about them. This is where a lot of freshmen get their start in organizations.

My advice on the email signature is do the things you enjoy. Most students do get involved with a lot on campus. It is a great way to meet new people, and get involved with your community. However, don’t let the only reason you join something is so you can extend your email signature. At this point, anything else I join I have to drop something off my list, which is why my list has not changed at all because all of things I am involved with are organizations and jobs I love.

I have been involved with College Mentors for Kids since freshmen year and have worked up the executive ladder with that. Dawg Pound, student fan section, is my fun organization that I love. It’s something I have also been involved with since freshmen year. If you know me then you know that I love Butler sports and cheering on the Bulldogs. The Recruitment Counselor slot will be filled back in next semester with what sorority I am in. Until then I have to keep secret about what house I am in to provide the freshmen girls going through recruitment with an unbiased opinion! Last but not least my jobs will never be changing, obviously as long as I don’t get fired! I love all of my jobs and love being able to share my experiences with each and  every one of you!

So long story short, don’t let the email signature haunt you. Do what you love and love what you do.

Extremely Excited

I’m extremely excited and blessed to say that I was chosen for two new positions! I will be the new president of College Mentors for Kids next year, and also a Recruitment Counselor! I am so grateful for the opportunities that are coming to me from these two positions!

My interview for College Mentors for Kids was a 45 minute interview. The time of the interview alone scared me enough. The interview was not bad at all, and I’m really excited for the changes that the organization is deciding to take in the coming years. If you don’t know what College Mentors for Kids is, let me explain.

College Mentors for Kids is a nonprofit organization based out of Indianapolis. It was started at Indiana University and it’s mission is to connect college students with the most to give to kids who need it most. As president I will be overseeing a lot that goes on, but also having a lot of communication with headquarters. I’m really excited for this opportunity and to grow a lot as a person and a leader.

I am just as pumped for being a recruitment counselor too! Recruitment Counselors are girls in sororities that chose to give up their letters for a semester so they can be an unbiased opinion for the new girls going through recruitment. At the end of recruitment the girls will all find out what houses we were in. So for next fall I will not say what house I’m in and not blog,tweet,facebook,show what house I am in. Also I have to hide a lot of things on my Facebook, Twitter, and my blog. The freshmen like to figure out what house their recruitment counselor is in and will do anything to find out. This past year I heard that girls went through every single tweet one counselor had to find out what house she was in. Yes, it can get that intense.

Even though I may not be wearing my letters physically I know I am always wearing my letters no matter what.

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The Best Things In Life Are Free.

This may seem like an obvious statement. As college students we are usually broke and will take anything free whether that be free food or free random things that will not benefit us in anyway, but we take them anyway. This week I learned that sometimes free doesn’t always have to be material things.

As I have mentioned in other posts I am part of College Mentors For Kids. What we do is mentor kids from inner city schools and provide them with information about higher education, but also a friendship. Being in this group has showed me that the best things in life really are free. We do not get paid to mentor this kids, but we get so much more in return. This week College Mentors For Kids hosted an event called the Inspire Awards. At these awards community leaders, businesses, and many more are nominated, evaluated, and awarded for mentoring others. Seeing this showed me that even as I get older I can take this idea forward.

I also was able to volunteer at the Greenhouse at the Indiana School for Blind and Visually Impaired. Volunteering at the blind school was great, because I was able to have fun while doing it. I think that’s the best. Some times people see volunteering as a hassle I see it as a way of me earning so much more. This is why I think the best things in life are free, because things like volunteering where you are spending time and not getting paid, yet you gain so much from it.

Also here’s another free thing…. creeping on Blue 2 and Blue 3

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