This blog series is dedicated to SDT’s Outstanding Scholars. These women are nominated by their chapters for their dedication to school, as well as their contribution to the chapter.
Lizzy is the Beta Tau chapter Vice President, planning all sisterhood events, coordinating the annual Parent’s Day Brunch, leading the large General Board, and more. She was recently selected to SDT’s Collegiate Leadership Team. She always puts her academics first, maintaining a 4.0 GPA, and is always available to help her sisters who share the same major. Lizzy is known as a positive, outgoing, kindhearted, compassionate and strong leader. She completed an internship in NYC with Craft Hospitality last semester, was a Teaching Assistant for Communication 101 and now tutors student athletes. She attended the SDT National Convention in Cleveland and is implementing new ideas and resources with the chapter.
What has been your favorite class and why?
I am currently taking a class called “Training and Development.” This is one of my favorite classes so far because after college I would like to work in Human Resources, specifically in Learning and Development, so this is very relevant for me. For this class, we have to select a business, interview them, assess their current business needs, create and execute a training plan for the company to use, and measure the results. I have learned so much so far from this hands-on experience, and it is making me even more excited to begin a career in this field!
What is/are your go-to study method/s?
Instead of copying down exactly what the slideshow on the board says during class, I listen to the professor’s explanation of the topic and then summarize their main points. Instead of focusing my energy on quickly writing things down, it is more beneficial to listen and understand the content. I like to study by creating my own study guides, and if there is ever anything missing I go to the professor’s office hours. They are always happy to help students learn, and it is great to have a relationship with them!
What’s your favorite study break activity?
Going to the gym is a favorite way to clear the mind!
What is your must-have study snack?
A Quest Protein Bar keeps me filled and energized!
How has SDT helped you achieve academic success?
My sisters motivate me every day to be the best scholar I can be. We take classes together and study every day at the house and library. I am lucky to have had several older sisters who shared the same major as me act as mentors, who have helped set me up with internships at places in related fields. I hope to one day do the same for someone as an alumna!
What advice do you have for being a standout scholar?
Set goals, always challenge yourself, ask questions, and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone. Remember that school always comes first! While college has so many different opportunities to join clubs and have fun, it is important to keep your goals in sight. Your motivation and drive will inspire others.