I served as my social sorority's president in 2014. As president, I was responsible for leading the executive board and the entire chapter. This experience taught me more about being a selfless leader than any role ever had before. I was the figurehead of our chapter, and worked tirelessly to improve our already strong campus reputation. I met with members and constantly gauged member satisfaction. When possible, I acted on feedback I was given to create a better member experience. I was responsible for communicating effectively and professionally with our National HQ, working with our alumna board and advisory council and the Office of Greek Life at Auburn. In July I traveled to Boca Raton, Fla., to attend the Phi Mu National Convention. I was the Alpha Mu voting delegate and represented my chapter with poise and grace.
For two summers I worked with Camp War Eagle, Auburn's nationally recognized freshman orientation program. I served as an orientation leader during my first summer. During this phase of my employment I was responsible for leading freshmen through the orientation program. I followed a strict schedule and presented to groups of 12 freshmen. After my summer as a Camp Counselor, I was one of four counselors selected to serve as Head Camp Counselor. My work as HCC required me to train the new group of Camp Counselors and serve as a supervisor during CWE sessions. This role, though challenging, was one of my favorite experiences while I was a student. My experience as HCC taught me how to work with people, lead a small group, present in front of large audiences, present at a professional conference and allowed me to learn about my leadership style and qualities.
Each year Auburn's SGA holds major candidate elections for executive office positions. Students who choose to run for office create a campaign staff composed of a Campaign Manager and five campaign leaders. As campaign manager I assisted my candidate in all organizational matters including managing the budget, setting deadlines, creating our weekly schedule, arranging all designs, managing the campaign staff, and resolving any problems during the campaign week. My candidate won the election, beating five other highly qualified candidates.
In 2013 I was elected Public Relations Chair of my sorority. This executive position allowed me to apply the skills I was learning in the classroom and gain real world experience. As PR chair, I made some major changes and implemented a new PR strategy. First, I created standard usernames for all of our social media accounts, and started our Instagram and YouTube pages. I collected member photos and stories and created a blog that kept parents and alumna up to date on our chapter. I shifted our printed newsletter to an email newsletter, saving our chapter money. I learned then how to manage an email list and how to content that was engaging to our audience.
During my freshman and sophomore years, I served on Panhellenic Cabinet as the Assistant Director of Greek Week. I also worked with Panhellenic as a chapter president during my junior and senior years. Working with Panhellenic gave me a broadened perspective of Greek life. I was able to learn about and from women in other organizations and was able to teach them about our chapter.
While at Auburn, I have participated in various involvement opportunities and other organizations. Some of these include SGA Freshman Forum, Aubie Committee, Holiday Celebration Committee, Homecoming Committee, SGA Miss Auburn Campaign Manager, Auburn University Dance Marathon volunteer, BIG Event volunteer, IMPACT volunteer, Blood Drive volunteer and many others.
Omicron Delta Kappa is a national honor society for students who consistently excel in five areas of leadership. Members must be a junior by academic hours and have to go through an application and voting process to be admitted. To learn more about ODK, visit their website.
Mortar Board is a national honor society for college seniors. Members apply during the second semester of their junior year and are inducted as they transition into their senior year. To learn more about Mortar Board, visit their website.
Lambda Pi Eta is a national honor society for students studying within schools of communication and journalism. To be accepted, members mush have upperclassman status, have GPAs within the top 30 percent of their class, and show leadership on campus. Members may apply in their sophomore year. To learn more about Lambda Pi Eta visit their website.
University employees are given the opportunity to nominate students for Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. This national program recognizes outstanding college students. To learn more about Who's Who visit their website.
The Cater Society is an Auburn society that recognizes women who serve Auburn and further women's initiatives.
Taylor has received the following scholarships: