7 Things Every PNM Should Know Before Recruitment
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7 Things Every PNM Should Know Before Recruitment

Recruitment can be a trying process so it's best to come prepared.

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7 Things Every PNM Should Know Before Recruitment

1. First Impressions Matter


As superficial as it sounds, look like you care. If you show up without makeup, your hair in a mess, and a sloppy outfit, the women recruiting you will think you do not care about how you represent yourself or what they think. If that's true then how will they know you are going to represent the chapter well?

2. Prepare Honest Questions


Whenever the sorority women ask if you have questions, you want to have at least one ready because nothing is worse than coming into a chapter upset with a result that you didn’t know because you were too afraid to ask.

3. Wear Comfortable Shoes


Make sure they are cute, but be comfortable. You do not want to be walking, or maybe even running, around the Greek community wearing high heels, or any other shoe that is going to leave blisters. It is even okay to bring an extra pair to stick in your purse for when you are going from house to house.

4. Bring Gum


You are talking to many, many girls. Mints are good as well. But you do not want to have bad breath when you are sitting face-to-face with somebody in close quarters. It gets loud. They are going to lean in to try and hear you and you don't want them smelling the Chonga bagel you scarfed down at Starbucks before you got there. Chewing gum or sucking on a mint in between rounds is a good solution for this.

5. Be Aware of Your Body Language


Smile. Do not cross your arms. It makes you look closed off. Always cross your legs or heels if in a skirt or a dress. Your posture and the way you hold yourself matters. If you look like you are not having a good time or are uninterested in what the girl has to say, they might get the impression that you do not want to be there.

6. Make Friends in Your Recruitment Group


Most of these girls will most likely not end up in the same house as you. But, it is always fun to know people in another sorority. Plus, they can be your support system throughout the decision-making process of recruitment.

7. Don’t Be Fake


Honestly, do not be afraid to show your goofy side, your fears, etc. Be true to yourself and show how you really are. The women recruiting you want to know you as you, not as the person you think they want to have in their house.

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