Staying Healthy and Happy in College

I was sick most of my senior year of high school. I had to quit cross country and most of my other extracurriculars. Taking care of my health became such a chore. By the time I went through recruitment, I wanted to put all of that behind me. I thought that thinking about my health…

PNM Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

Hi!! We are so excited that you’re interested in the recruitment process! We put together a few resources to make the process a bit more manageable, so check them out below! What should I wear to each day of recruitment? Do your best to showcase your own personal style! There’s no specific outfit anyone will…

London Called!!

Hi everyone! If you couldn’t tell by the title of this post, today I am writing about my trip to London over the weekend. Swansea is about a three hour train ride to Paddington station. Truthfully, the ride felt much shorter than that and it was fun to see the wild horses and sheep along…

Turning the Sophomore Slump Into the Sophomore Bump

The Sophomore Slump? I’ve heard this phrase thrown around quite a bit these past few months as I’ve started my second year at UT; my friends classes have gotten more challenging and their fear of a GPA drop has low-key crushed their spirits. I think this happens to everyone at some point throughout their four…

What You Might Be Nervous About and Why You Shouldn’t Be

Note from the Editor: Rachel Hahn, a member of PC ’16 and our chapter’s VP Recruitment (so a pretty big deal), sat down with me, a member of PC ’17 and not qualified to give advice but will do so anyways, to ask me a few questions about what my recruitment experience was like because…

A Summer in Paris

At the risk of sounding very cliche, studying abroad was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Granted, it’s a requirement for my major, International Relations. However, I’d always go back and forth trying to decide which city, which semester, and which program I would pick. Longing for a new adventure and a change…

Interning at the Capitol

After much deliberation over how I should spend the summer after freshman year, I finally decided that I wanted to intern in Washington D.C. I landed an incredible internship in the House of Representatives working for a Congressman from Texas. Although I have interned in the House before, I was really nervous about moving to…

Marketing Greek Life on Your Resume

When I first began submitting job applications and interviewing for summer internships, I was worried about how I could positively market my leadership experiences in Kappa Delta and separate myself from the stereotypes that accompany an affiliation with Greek life. I knew that I had gained valuable skills from my involvement in the chapter but…

“Why Did You Come to Texas?”

Dear Out of State PNM, “Percentage of out-of-state students at University of Texas at Austin: 10.6%.” To some this is just a mere data point, but for me this one little number almost changed my whole college decision. The idea of living thousand miles away and only knowing two other people at UT scared me…

A Semester Abroad

It’s hard to describe study abroad. It’s a unique experience and one I highly recommend. When in your life will you have the freedom to take 5 months and travel the world? I spent my last semester in Vallendar, Germany, a small city along the Rhine. I traveled to 15 different countries, checking several items…

Go Confidently, Go KD

Dear PNM, I wish I could tell you exactly what to wear, say, and do during sorority recruitment to make sure you have the ‘perfect’ week, but I can’t. In fact, nobody can: not your friends, roommates, or even your mom. Not one girl will have the same recruitment experience, and that is okay. While…

My Journey to Kappa Delta: Halle Brazda

Dear PNM, Coming into recruitment as a freshman two years ago, I was pretty familiar with the process. Many girls from my high school were in sororities at UT, and my mom was also in a sorority here. I knew I wanted to be part of a sisterhood, but didn’t exactly know what I was…