Intern Team Collecting Powerful Stories

We are working with some incredible people on a really cool project — we’re calling it a “Creative Content Push.”

OUR GOAL: To share amazing stories from all over the country that can teach important lessons about fraternity and sorority growth and membership.

In order to find, develop and share those stories, we have sought the help of some awesome undergraduate students who are serving as our interns for the next 6 weeks or so. Led by Tina VanSteenbergen and Vince Fabra of the Phired Up staff, the Creative Content Push is a six week project that is aims to highlight interesting, unique and inspiring stories — and we’ll share them right here on our blog.

It is our pleasure to introduce our team.

Alison Butala Delta Phi Epsilon, University of Michigan
Alison is Phired Up about the team: “The CCP team is amazing because of the focus on the ‘Creative’ side of ‘Creative Content Push’. We are quickly transitioning to more creative platforms for getting information out and to be able to utilize that along with working with Phied Up is a dream come true.”

Becky Cohen Delta Zeta, Southern Illinois University – Carbondale
Becky on being a part of the CCP Team: “I am so excited to be a part of Phired Up’s Creative Content Push for so many reasons. I am excited to help sorority and fraternity life grow. I cannot wait to hear and share other people’s stories. Most importantly, I am so excited to be able to give back to a community that has given me so much.”

Adrianna Czostkowski Alpha Delta Pi, Oakland University
Adrianna on finding sorority on her second try: “From that point on, I had a constant debate if Greek life was really for me. When I met with the VP of Panhellenic that summer to talk about going through recruitment again, I went in thinking that I wasn’t going to put myself out there again, but I realized that I wanted to be a part of that sisterhood that had everything I was looking for and more in an organization and I ended up coming home and signing up for recruitment that night and I guess the rest is history.”

Seve Moralez  Phi Kappa Tau, Central Michigan
Seve sharing how his fraternity experience has challenged him: “Our ritual has inspired me to become a better leader, become an advocate for my community, challenge myself to become a student in any situation and, most importantly, has taught me about the powerful bond of brotherhood that is meant to last a lifetime.”

Aly Ruhl  Kappa Delta, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Aly is a Phired Up Phan: “I’m so excited to be a part of the CCP Team for Phired Up! Three years ago I read the book I Heart Recruitment, and with that book was able to push myself to think different about recruitment and become the best VP-Membership that I could. Two years ago when I first saw a Phired Up presentation at AFLV I knew I wanted to get involved someday with this organization. I’m very excited to get to hear the stories of fraternity and sorority members and show the world what being Greek is all about, why Greek life is so important, and share the stories of fraternity and sorority done the right way.”

Kylee Siefke  Kappa Kappa Gamma, University of Akron
Kylee sharing about her KKG experience: “I always find it interesting that people ask why did you join, but I believe we should ask why did you stay. This organization has shaped me into the woman I am today and I could not be more proud of who I am.”

DeWayne Taylor  Tau Kappa Epsilon, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
DeWayne is a really talented and interesting person. Watch his TedX talk here.
And check out his website.

Johanna Wirth  Delta Delta Delta, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Johanna is going to be great for this project: “I am passionate about creative story telling. I am a firm believer that everyone has a story and everyone’s story is worth sharing. I love content creation and can’t wait to share more with the Phired Up community.”

You’ll be hearing from us a lot over the next six weeks. Get involved with the sharing this week, using the hashtag #whyijoined. Share the story of why you joined your organization. We’re Phired Up to hear from you!