Sigma Kappa Spring Newsletter

Alpha Tau • Summer ReKap 2019

Welcome back, sisters!  It's one of the best times of the year - being back in East Lansing, football games, and best of all, reuniting with our sisters.  Here at Alpha Tau, we're gearing up for not only classes, but also primary recruitment, to bring even more amazing women into our chapter.
What is Your Fondest Memory of Sigma Kappa?
We always love hearing about all the fun memories made through Sigma Kappa from over the years, and comparing how much has, and hasn't, changed.  It reminds us how important our sisterhood is and the genuine impact it has on our amazing alumnae.  Fill out our brief survey here to let us know.
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, September 18th - MSU Career Fair
If you are an alumna in the professional world, and would like the opportunity to help our current members with any sort of resumé building or interview preparation, please email me at    
Even if you are not available before our official career fair, we are flexible and would still appreciate and utilize any help you can offer, as there are several other career fairs throughout the school year.

Saturday, September 28th - MSU Homecoming Game
If you are going to be in East Lansing for Michigan State's football game, be sure to stop by 518 M.A.C. to go through house tours and briefly catch up with other alumnae.  Please let us know here if you will be able to make it. 

Sunday, September 29th - Alzheimer's Walk
Walk with our sisters at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing to support this amazing cause that affects so many of us, as well as catch up with some other alumnae.  Registration is at 11:30am.  You can find more information regarding the walk here.

Sunday, November 10th - Founders' Day Celebration
Mark your calendars!  This year, Alpha Tau will be holding a Sigma Kappa Founders' Day at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing to celebrate the legacy of the incredible women who founded our sorority.  Be sure to look out for an invitation and to RSVP within the next few weeks. 
How Can You Contribute to Alpha Tau's Walk to End Alz Team?

Sigma Kappa Alpha Tau has currently raised $14,294 to help end Alzheimers.  Help us reach our goal of $15,000 by simply following this link here, and following these three steps:

1. Click "Donate to The Team"
2. You can either choose a member you know to sponsor your donation, or scroll down to the bottom where it says "Team Gifts"
3. Click "Team Gifts" and you can choose an amount to donate, and decide whether your name will be anonymous or public for donor recognition

We appreciate your contribution and hope to see you there!
Sisters Move into 518
51 Sigma Kappa sisters have just moved into 518 M.A.C. Avenue, and we are so excited to see all the amazing memories they make, just like we all have.  See some pictures below of some of the ways the girls have personalized their home for the year.
Sister Spotlight: Summer Internships
Being apart of an organization like Sigma Kappa comes with endless benefits to becoming better women.  One of these benefits is seeing our inspiring sisters take on impressive internships to prepare for their careers after graduating from Michigan State.  Read below to find out about some of our sisters' accomplished summers.
Zoe Crowe, originally from White Lake, MI is majoring in Applied Engineering Sciences with a concentration in Supply Chain Management.  Zoe's internship was at ZF Group in Washington Township, MI, purchasing in nonproduction materials and was in the spare parts and maintenance services group.
What were some of your responsibilities?  Were there any projects you worked on?

"My main project was working on a RFQ (request for quotation) where I had to data analyze to figure out which parts we buy and then had to construct a template and send out the quote, then once the quote came back I had to analyze prices and determine which supplier we needed to buy from.  We saved 41k on 510k spend and eliminated 8 suppliers.  I also helped run reports and analyze data on Excel."

What was your favorite part?

"I really enjoyed working in the automotive industry and seeing how a global company runs. I would be on calls with people from Germany, China, and Mexico at once which was very interesting being able to see how diverse a company can be. I was also able to shadow some other engineering parts of the company which was very interesting. I loved being able to interact with other interns outside of work and compare our projects and meet people with similar interests."

Paulina Parr, originally from Milford, Michigan is majoring in Finance and minoring in Sales Leadership.  Paulina worked for Kellogg's Global Business Services Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan within the Procure to Pay department.
What were some of your responsibilities?  Were there any projects you worked on?

"I worked on the researching and resolving issues with outstanding invoices. I was also the finance committee lead of the intern innovation challenge - a project where we developed and pitched a product to Kellogg's executives."

What was your favorite part?

"The people and the culture! Oh and the snacks were always a plus."

Ana Paula Castillero, originally from Panama City, Panama is majoring in Supply Chain Management.  Anap worked with the Indirect Procurement Team within the Administration department for Banco General, a financial services company in Panama City, Panama.
What were some of your responsibilities?  Were there any projects you worked on?

"I worked on a project to improve the warehouse logistics of the company. My main responsibility was to find improvement opportunities in the already set processes and proposing and implementing lean solutions."

What was your favorite part?

"My favorite part was being able to work side by side with the full-time employees which allowed me to understand  my major better and put in practice all I've learned in the past three years at Michigan State"

Sigma Kappa Abroad
Check out some of the amazing places that our sisters studied at this summer!

Darby Mroz went to Greece, for the Contemporary Culture and Society program. She chose this program because she's "always wanted to go to Greece."  Also, because she "met with the instructor for it and she was very nice and welcoming and it made me realize why it was the right program for me!"

Darby's program was 6 weeks long. The first three weeks they took a class and travelled around the island of Lesvos, and went to many landmarks and museums. After that, Darby and her group travelled for 10 days to Santorini, Athens, Trikala, and many other places.  The last three weeks, Darby and her group did an internship class and worked in two different refugee camps on the island of Lesvos - Moria and Karate.  

Darby explained, "this experience was like nothing I’ve ever done or ever seen.  It was extremely rewarding and it really humbled me.  I never got homesick until the last few days we were there because I was very tired. We were so busy the whole time, it was hard to get homesick! Plus - I went into this study abroad without knowing anyone and I met some amazing friends."

Darby also explained that her favorite activity they did was going to Santorini: "It was absolutely beautiful and I’ve always wanted to go there! I also loved the Acropolis in Athens - UNREAL!!!"

Katy Fedurek had the opportunity to study abroad through Michigan State. Her program was based in Paris, Brussels, and London. Throughout the four weeks, she studied European culture and the history of WWI. Katy explained that "one of the most unique parts about the program was a bus tour through Northern France and parts of Belgium. We walked through trenches used during World War I and visited many battlefields and museums."  Her favorite part of the class was studying the Impressionist movement and seeing the Water Lilies paintings by Monet, in Paris.

"During the program, we were given two free weekends to travel.  I went to southern Switzerland one weekend and Madrid the next.  Another one of my favorite memories was skydiving in Switzerland; it was a once in a lifetime experience and something I will never forget.  My time in Europe was an amazing experience.   I was able to travel to 8 countries and 15 cities by the time I came home.  I am so thankful I was able to study abroad and gain new perspectives on different cultures and the world around me."

Marie Getzen went to Australia, and visited three cities traveling North.  She and her group went from Melbourne, to Sydney, and then Cairns. Her study abroad program fulfilled her last Kinesiology requirement, Biomechanics.

She was there for roughly 5 weeks and "never got homesick because our group became like family."  Marie's favorite activity was scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef.
Thank you for reading. Don't forget to keep in touch! XOXO
518 M.A.C. Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823

Dove Love,
The Alpha Tau Chapter

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