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Posted On: Thursday, March 3, 2016 08:05 AM, by Sarah McGregor
Sarah connected with alumnae and collegians at the Fort Collins Alumnae Chapter Founders Day event.

If you are graduating this spring, post-grad life is a topic that's certainly on your mind. What jobs am I going to apply for? Where am I going to live? How am I going to create a new community for myself? The thought of this next adventure can be nerve-wracking and intimidating; however, with a little help from your Theta sisters, you can make the change a little bit less daunting.

Whether you are planning to graduate this spring or have graduated ten years ago, here are three ways you can stay connected with Kappa Alpha Theta after your college years:

1. Find an alumnae group near you. Whether you are moving back home or trying out a new city, an alumnae chapter or circle is a great way to stay connected with Theta and to meet other alumnae in your area. Many alumnae chapters/circles offer great opportunities to get involved in the community, plan service events, or be a part of a "special interest" group that focuses on fun activities such as gardening, hiking, and many more. Find an alumnae group near you.

2. Apply to serve on a chapter's advisory board. A great way to not only stay connected but to give back is to get involved as a volunteer on a chapter's advisory board. These women play a large role in a chapter's operations. They are able to support and guide chapter officers through their roles, while also supporting the chapter as a whole. To serve on an advisory board is incredibly rewarding and an experience unlike any other. Learn how to volunteer for Theta.

3. Join Kappa Alpha Theta on social media. With the power of the Internet and social media, Thetas all over the world are able to connect instantly. These social media sites help collegians and alumnae create and develop relationships with one another. Whether you are looking for a new career path, roommate, or friend in another country, these sites allow you to connect in ways that weren't possible only a few years ago. Two recommended sites are the Kappa Alpha Theta Global Alumnae group on Facebook and the Kappa Alpha Theta group on LinkedIn, which has more than 20,000 members!

Your Theta experience doesn't end after your college years. There is still so much to gain and give throughout the years that follow graduation. After all, Theta is for a lifetime!

Sarah McGregor, Beta Epsilon/Oregon State University, is a first-year educational leadership consultant.