Carly, Kentucky, was chosen as the 2013 Catherine Schroeder Graf Heritage Museum intern. A recent graduate, Carly completed a bachelor’s degree in art history with a minor in classics. Her future plans are to attend graduate school at Indiana University where she aims to achieve a master’s in art history. During her time as a member of the Beta Chi Chapter, she served on the Ritual and the Philanthropy Committees and also served as a Membership Recruitment Counselor for two years. Outside of Kappa, Carly has interned for several art centers, including the Yeiser Art Center in Paducah, Ky. and The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky. Her major projects included assisting with the installation of the museum’s exhibits and cataloguing the collection’s art objects.
At Kappa Headquarters, Carly assisted with the Fraternity’s digital encyclopedia, Kappapedia. Her tasks included uploading photographs from the Kappa archives and writing chapter histories. She has also enjoyed cataloguing Fraternity badges that have been donated to the museum. Carly created exhibition guides for both The Heritage Museum of Kappa Kappa Gamma and The Stewart House Museum and designed an exhibit to be displayed at Fraternity Headquarters.
Interacting with alumnae has been a highlight for Carly. She appreciated the connections she achieved with the members of the museum guild and the docents. Carly also enjoyed hearing stories and memories of her Kappa sisters before her.
Jamie, South Carolina, was chosen as the 2013 Fraternity Headquarters intern. Jamie is pursuing a degree in hospitality management with a focus in event planning and will graduate in spring 2014. An undergraduate member of the Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Jamie has served as Vice President of Public Relations for her Sorority Council, her chapter’s Panhellenic Delegate and will be closing out her senior year as the chapter President, a position she has held since junior year. Outside of Kappa, Jamie enjoys going to sporting events and works weekends at wedding venues. She also enjoys cooking and balancing out her foodie nature with yoga and fitness.
As the Fraternity Headquarters intern, Jamie has had the pleasure of working with people from several different departments. She helped the communications department with the biannual social media audit and organized website content to improve the search feature. Jamie also compiled evaluations from GIRLS Academy and Leadership 2.0 and tracked Kappa Trainer visits from the past year. She also helped the extension team prepare for the most recent extension efforts. Becoming an intern while being chapter President has allowed Jamie insight into the workings of Fraternity Headquarters and has given her the opportunity to take back the things she has learned and apply them to her own chapter.
Becoming a Kappa wasn’t something that Jamie expected to happen. She entered Membership Recruitment to make friends and meet new people but did not expect to join a sorority, until she met the ladies of Kappa. She immediately fell in love with the community of women and the home away from home that Kappa provided. Since joining, she has learned to appreciate and depend on the leadership opportunities and support that Kappa and her chapter offer, and to value the networking and relationships that last beyond the collegiate years.
Sarah, Valparaiso, was chosen as the 2013 finance intern. She is currently majoring in finance and expects to graduate in spring 2014. An undergraduate member of the Eta Delta Chapter, Sarah is serving her second term as the chapter Treasurer, and she will be serving as the executive treasurer for Student Senate this year. Outside of Kappa, Sarah is a cheerleader and was lucky enough to travel to the first round of the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament with the Valparaiso mens basketball team before they were defeated. She enjoys working at the university fitness center for the assistant director for recreational sports in addition to her other activities.
During her internship with Kappa, Sarah finished revisions to the Treasurer Leadership Guide and helped chapter finance review all the chapter budgets and provided feedback to chapter Treasurers. Her other projects included filing all alumnae association tax reports and completing bank reconciliations for both the Fraternity and the Foundation.
Sarah’s favorite thing about being a Kappa is the friendships that she has formed with her sisters. Kappa has opened the doors to her future and, with the help and encouragement of her sisters, Sarah was able to fill her college experience with great experiences and activities. She hopes to pick up the hobby of scrapbooking to capture the wonderful moments Kappa has provided for her.
The Catherine Schroeder Graf Heritage Museum Internship is generously funded by the Kappa Kappa Gamma Foundation. Internships are 12 weeks long, and qualified Kappas may apply between November 1 and February 1 annually. For more information regarding the internships offered at Kappa, click here.