By Alex von Springer, LSU, 2014–2015 Leadership
Hello, I’m Alex von Springer and I am a Leadership
Consultant employed by the Fraternity for the 2014–2015 school year.
Originally a Texas girl from Dallas, I attended Louisiana State University in
Baton Rouge, La. I graduated in December 2013 with a degree in history and
German (and I did it in only three and a half years)! While I am not exactly
sure what my professional career will look like, I plan to pursue my master’s degree in Business
Administration after I complete my work with Kappa. As an undergraduate, I served my chapter as
Corresponding Secretary and Risk Management Chairman. I thoroughly enjoyed both of these positions
and the growth that the responsibilities of these positions offered me. Kappa
inspired me to work toward reaching my potential as a leader among my peers,
rather than sitting back and waiting for things to be done.
inspiration period of my freshman year, a fabulous young LC, Emily Fetcho, Butler,
visited my chapter. Her love for Kappa
and insightful advice for me as a chapter officer sparked my interest in
applying for the position. Other
wonderful LCs visited throughout my undergraduate career and I was motivated by
each and every one of them, hoping that one day I could give back to Kappa on
an international level like they were. Thankfully, I am now traveling the continent as an LC, striving to
inspire members of this Fraternity to lead and to motivate others in their
chapters, college campuses, and their communities!
As I’m starting to find out, there are some
things I didn’t know about being an LC before I took this position, and there are
some things that a chapter should know about us before we arrive. So here we go
with my BuzzFeed-esque list of the things you may not know about being an LC.
Some Things You May
Not Know About Being an LC
1. We are recent
college graduates, most of us are only three to six months out of school, so we
are very familiar with the demands of college life and of chapter members. We know what everyone feels like trying to
juggle school, Kappa, and extracurriculars!
2. Being young women
very close to members in age, we enjoy the same things chapters do—Netflix,
mani/pedis, working out, magazines, reality TV and late night frozen yogurt.
3. We don’t have a permanent
home for eight months out of the year since we are constantly traveling. Because of this, we live out of two suitcases
for weeks on end. If chapter members run errands to a pharmacy or store, please
ask us to come along for some toiletry refills or just some fresh air… you won’t believe how happy
we will be about the invite.
4. We often work
through the weekends for several weeks at a time without seeing our family,
friends, or boyfriends—we get lonely! Please feel free
to approach us with friendly non-Kappa conversations in your free time. We don’t want to butt in
on a conversation!
5. As employees of the
Fraternity, we love Kappa just as much as you do and are working to help you
improve your chapter— so please take our instruction to heart. We don’t want to see a response like this … we want to work
Editor’s Note: The Leadership Consultant application is
now available. Deadline to apply is December 1. Visit the Our Team page to learn more about the position and apply