I'll be honest, recruitment week can be very stressful. On many campuses, sororities are a huge thing, and if you're anything like me, You. Have. Always. Wanted. To. Be. In. A. Sorority! I remember my recruitment week. This one memory sticks out the most because my sorority fate was based on the decision I made in this scenario. I'm all dressed up, ready to go and yet there I was, sitting on the couch in my apartment, contemplating not going through recruitment because none (literally No-One) of my friends would come with me to the events and I was slightly afraid to go myself. This feeling on top of the feeling of impressing literally a bunch of strangers, picking outfits and now reminding myself why I wanted to go can be very stressful. I get it, because I was (unnecessarily) a nervous wreck going into recruitment. But, after going through recruitment as both a potential new member and now as a collegiate member of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Waterloo(this fall will be my third formal recruitment), I have come up with the list of tips, that I wish I had, to ensure that you have as stress free of a recruitment week as possible.  

Tips on Sorority Recruitment
I'm sad to inform you but September is just around the corner (make the most of your last month of summer vacation). Luckily, with a new school year means (drum roll please) sorority recruitment time, in all of its themes, chants, and matching outfits glory!  


I decided to make a post about going through sorority recruitment. Canadian Style. Yes, we Canadians have sororities and as a member of one, I have taken it upon myself to write this post to enlighten anyone who does not think sororities exist in Canada. Also, I want to help anyone who is planning on or thinking about going through recruitment in the Fall. So as I crank up "Sorority Girl" by Luke Bryan on my speakers, let's get started with 

Everything You Need to Know About Recruitment
Le Northern Belle | How to Rush a Canadian Sorority | Everything you need to know about Recruitment
For the past nine days, I have been working, on average, 10 hours a day as a cashier for the Rogers Cup (a huge international tennis event that is held every year in Toronto and Montreal). This job is definitely the most relaxed job that I have ever done. My job pretty much was to:

//Sit in a high chair at a cash register station//
//Ring up people's orders//
//Don't Screw Up*//

*literally what my manager told me on my first day, she was slightly joking. Only slightly.

Other than those 3 main tasks, I was free to do whatever I wanted, such as:

In Secrecy
Surf the internet 
Go on Social Media

In the Open
Doodle
Write
Plan Future Sorority Sisterhood Events
Drink an Unlimited Amount of Coffee and Tea

Long story short, this job has ALOT of downtime since the majority of the time, people were watching the tennis matches. After a whole week of this, I was able to come up with a list of things you can do when you are literally bored out of your mind or for those days when you have so much free time on your hands.
For as long as I can remember, I've always been the type of girl who has made sure that her outfit was completely perfect before leaving the house. If I was hesitant about anything I was wearing, I would have to change or else that problem would literally be running laps in my head until I got home. 

Well, today I decided to step a little outside of my fashion comfort zone and try something that wasn't girly-girl or neutral or preppy-inspired. 

I was feeling slightly edgy today, probably from all the coffee I've been drinking since it is finals week, so I planned today's outfit around a pair of distressed jeans that I had picked up from American Eagle a while ago

Sporty Chic Outfit Styled Around Distressed Jeans      Casual Outfit for Shopping
          I have a fairly extended list of places and cities I would love to eventually visit, one of them being New York City. The Big Apple. The City That Never Sleeps. I have been an avid follower of the national Her Campus blog site. Like when I say avid, I mean I could spend hours just reading articles and eventually will stumble upon the posts of university chapters. So when I heard about their annual Her Conference event happening in (you guessed it) the coincidental NYC, I had to seize the opportunity and attend this conference, while making it a memorable weekend trip. Within days, I had already rounded a group of friends to head over to the big city. We purchased our conference tickets and our round trip (Wi-Fi compatible) Greyhound and headed down to the city of lights.

          Friday, July 24th marked the first day of our weekend long road trip! The girls and I "hopped on a bus to NYC"(á la Miley Cyrus), and began our long, long, LONG drive. Knowing how long of a drive we had in front of us, I decided to go all out with road trip essentials. My road trip essentials included:

//1. Cardigan// //2. Sunglasses// //3. Slip-On Shoes// //4. Water Bottle//
//5. Blanket Scarf// //6. Earphones// //7. Magazines// //8. Clif Bars//
//9. Gum// //10. iPad// //11. iPhone loaded with Music//

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