Meet Cara, Arizona State!
“This position is full of serendipitous moments,” says Cara, former Vice President-Academic Excellence and President of Epsilon Delta Chapter. “You go in expecting one thing and come out very pleasantly surprised by the women you meet, the places you visit and openness for growth you find.”
Cara first learned of the Leadership Consultant position when she met with a previous LC who visited her chapter. “I remember thinking how great of an opportunity it would be. I wanted to be able to share what I have gotten out of being a member of Kappa so they too could see what this wonderful organization has to offer.”
She has learned that the success of chapter visits depends on her approach. “When you go into a visit, you need to quickly gain the confidence and trust of the women in order to make an impact. You need to quickly connect with everyone and be able to relate to them.”
There are very few jobs that offer this type of character building in such a short period of time, and it is a skill that will benefit both the professional and personal lives of the Leadership Consultants. “I feel more prepared to enter my graduation field and handle the variety of personalities I will come across than I did before taking on this role.”
One of Cara’s chapter visits has included Eta Sigma, Chapman, which was installed this past spring.. “It was refreshing to see the excitement and joy the women had toward Kappa. It was a reminder to me of how far Kappa Kappa Gamma has come, and how much growth there is for this organization.”
Representing the Fraternity has opened Cara’s eyes to the possibilities that existed within her. “Before, I wanted to know everything and have answers for people right away. This job has taught me that I don’t always have the answers, and it’s more beneficial to ask before answering. Being honest builds a better outcome for everyone.”
A previously self-proclaimed “homebody,” Cara has found she is capable of being independent and on her own, growing as a person. “I went to school very close to where I grew up, so it was scary thinking about going out on my own and not being able to go home whenever I please.” She credits keeping busy and having a supportive group of family and friends for making the transition easier than she anticipated.
“I truly love this job and how lucky I am to have this opportunity.”
The deadline to apply for a Leadership Consultant position is November 1. This position is a one-year contract and is compensated with a salary and benefits package. A full position description and application details can be found on the Our Team page.