To my surprise, I was called for a phone interview. I was so nervous, but so excited. I thought that I would certainly not make it past the phone interview round. I knew that so many wonderful leaders across the United States were applying for this same position and I didn't know if I would even stand out. In January, I got a phone call saying they wanted to fly me out to Peachtree City, Georgia for in-person interviews. I was ecstatic! I have never been to our national headquarters and I was just excited for the opportunity to go. So two weekends ago, I got on a plane and headed for Georgia. I had a mixture of excitement and nerves. I clearly wanted to get the job but didn't want to get my hopes up and not get it and be devastated. All of the girls at the in-person interview were amazing. This made me even MORE nervous. After meeting the headquarters staff and the girls that I could possibly be working with next year, I wanted the job more than ever. Everyone was so friendly and it just felt right for me to be there.
I knew that I would be finding out sometime within the next 2 weeks, but I just didn't know when. I was constantly glancing at my phone whenever I could to see if I had a missed call from headquarters. Finally this week I did. On Thursday, the kids had just gone to recess when I looked at my phone and saw I had a missed call and voicemail from them. I immediately started to freak out. Did I want to know then? Could I wait? My heart was racing. My teacher told me to listen to the voicemail and call them back. I did and I was so happy that I did. I found out that I GOT THE JOB! I couldn't believe it! Not only did I get the job, but I found out I would be moving to Arkansas for the fall semester to help with extension and start our brand new chapter at the University of Arkansas!
I feel so honored to be selected to do this. It means more to me that I can even put into words. I can't wait to help with extension and help all the wonderful women who will join Phi Mu understand the values and bond that Phi Mu has.
Here are a few pictures from headquarters when I was at interviews:
Phi Mu's National Headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia
Lindsey and Shelby are some of the wonderful girls I met from JMU and USC- They got the job, too! I am so excited to work with them. So happy that Shelby will also be with me at the University of Arkansas in the fall!
I am so thankful for this opportunity I have been given. I am so excited about being able to give back to a sorority that has given me so much <3 LIOB