The spunky, beautiful Carly Den Braber is a Health Services Administration major with a Business Administration minor. She is currently a sophomore expected to graduate in 2018. Not only is she the president of Delta Zeta sorority, but she is also, “an active member of The National Society of Leadership and Success and Interprofessional Students in Health Professions.”
As busy as she is, I asked her why she decided to run for Delta Zeta president. Den Braber stated, “I decided to run for the position of President because I am passionate about the Delta Zeta Omicron Gamma chapter and I am driven to motivate the chapter to take action. As a lifeguard (Den Braber’s job at home), I enjoyed leading teams towards goals.”
Leadership in student organizations is vital to the life of the group. Den Braber states, “I think in order to be a strong leader one must be: honest with yourself and with your executive members, a clear communicator, confident in your executive board and in your ideas that you want to implement, and withhold a positive attitude.”
Being a president holds many important roles, especially those that make it worth all of the hard work. Den Braber exclaims, “my favorite part is my close relationship with all of my sisters: in house, out of house, executive members and chair holders.”
Although there are awesome high peaks of being the president of an organization, there are also low points. “The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome is being ‘the bad guy’ to my friends,” Den Braber sighed.
For any sorority woman wanting to hold the presidential position in their chapter, Den Braber said, “My advice is to get a detailed planner. Time management is crucial and the position of President can be overwhelming but when your planner will always keep you on track. I advise for any sorority woman to definitely go for the position their heart desires. You must put yourself out there in order to get the positon whether that be President or any position!”
Last but not least, the love of being in a sorority is strong, whether it be because of philanthropies, socializing, leadership opportunities, or more. Den Braber joyfully declared, “I love my sorority because of the sisterhood aspect. Sisterhood means the world to me. I have two younger sisters, Courtney and Casey. Delta Zeta has given me 140 sisters. My sisters have helped me through my toughest times and are my biggest supporters. I have sisters to motivate me in the classroom, be my buddy at the gym, and have impromptu movie nights full of laughter and tears.”
Catch this DZ President on campus wearing her letters and a smile. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @carlyjoyjoy!