What a person values is a theme that appears a lot when one is: applying for a job, making everyday decisions, being a leader, building rapport with students, colleagues, other professionals, and the list goes on and on…
Here are some questions to consider asking yourself… Make sure that you can articulate your answers, too, because you never know when a question similar to one of these could pop up:
I can honestly say that I identify 100% with the values of my Fraternity. I seek to promote scholarship, both my own and the students I am fortunate enough to work with. I value chivalry, and being an exemplary role model to my fraternity brothers; hopefully helping to lead them towards exceeding their potential. Working in Student Affairs encourages me, like Sigma Pi, to advance truth and justice. Holding students accountable, teaching them to learn from mistakes, and empowering them to fight for their rights and what they believe in remains a major component to who I am and what I am passionate about. Diffusing culture, however, is probably the most difficult aspect of our creed. I believe in it, but it can sometimes be difficult to influence, let alone change a culture. It is my hope that through my work, passion, and dedication that I can unite with my fellow colleagues, and student affairs professionals across the country to work together in this mission to diffuse culture. Culture, a wonderful thing, can also sometimes be the downfall of a society in which tradition overrules what is fair, right, and just.
All of this, and much more are amongst the things that I advocate for and believe in. What inspires you?