Sister Spotlight + Why ADPi
Bridgett Hicks, AC '17
“It was always my dream since I could fit into my first Clemson cheerleader uniform to follow in my mother's footsteps and be a member of the Clemson family. I chose Clemson, not only for my love for the Tigers, but also the family feeling even within a diverse university. My excitement about Clemson continued with recruitment. Don’t get me wrong, recruitment was a stressful week, but it was well worth it to find amazing girls. As I went through recruitment, I met so many great women in different sororities, but something just got my attention every time I walked into rounds with ADPi. I think it was the realization that every girl was so genuine and truly wanted to help me get through not only recruitment, but also college in general whether I went ADPi or not. One of the best parts of going ADPi was getting to experience it all with my freshman year roommate. I have girls that keep me laughing 24/7, girls that helped me struggle through accounting, and girls that always help with all my fashion needs. When I say these girls build you up and help you become the best version of yourself, I truly mean that. On bid day I ran down to a random girl holding a sign with my name on it, and today that random girl is my big sister and one of my best friends. The more we got to know each other, the more we realized we are one in the same. Being away from these girls this summer hasn’t been too tough because someone is always visiting!
This summer I get to expand my horizons and venture off into the business world with ABC News 4 and Lowcountry Live at Sinclair Broadcasting Group in Charleston. After interviewing with Sinclair Broadcasting Group in December, I became more inspired than ever to finally dive straight into the marketing world and absorb as much knowledge about it as possible. Once I received the news that I got the internship, I of course was thrilled and ready to learn. I have been shadowing all types of jobs in both the sales and promotions department as the sales intern for SBG. I am only on week three and have learned so much. Along with shadowing, I am doing sales promotional projects and going out to sales meetings with prospective buyers. When shadowing in the promotions department, I am helping out with commercial shoots and editing footage. One of my mentors at the station is an ADPi alumna from Clemson! She tells me her stories from living in Barnett on the hall and crazy adventures from Mallard Ball. It is refreshing to hear about her memories and her trips to this day with some of her pledge class. I know that it is cliché to say that a “sisterhood is forever” but in her experience it has been, and I hope the same is true for me. As far as recruitment, I think it’s a must to keep an open mind and really listen to what the girls have to say because it could take just one conversation to change it all."
That's it for our fourth Sister Spotlight / Why ADPi of the summer! Make sure to keep up with us on Instagram, VSCO, and Facebook to see more of our sisterhood and to know when our next blog post is up!