Student Leader Profile: Erica Borne
August 16, 2018
BATON ROUGE - Erica Borne, president of the Beta Xi Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon, talks to us about the organization, opportunities for students and her favorite LSU tradition.
Hometown: Thibodaux, Louisiana
Major: Management with a concentration in human resource management
Year: Senior – Graduation May 2019
How did you become involved with Pi Sigma Epsilon?
Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national co-ed fraternity with focuses in marketing, sales and management. I joined Pi Sigma Epsilon to gain experience in those fields; I am confident that I will leave Pi Sigma Epsilon with much more than that.
How does your organization serve students? Why should students get involved?
Our organization offers a creative and hands-on experience for students looking to further their involvement on campus. We plan events to raise money for our chapter and give back to the community, host multiple professional development workshops each semester, compete in regional and national competitions, participate in local business tours and much more.
Do you have advice for incoming students?
If I have any advice for incoming students, I would say don’t wait and don’t blink. Don’t wait for opportunities to find you. Instead, go out and create your own opportunities. I can honestly say that when I began my journey at LSU, I never thought I would be the president of one of the most prestigious organizations that this university has to offer, yet here I am. Go out and find your fit and once you’re there, don’t blink because it will be over before you know it.
What are you looking forward to this year?
I am looking forward to competing against other chapters at our national convention in Jacksonville, Florida in the spring.
Favorite spot on campus or favorite LSU tradition?
My favorite LSU tradition is singing “Callin’ Baton Rouge” before every football game. There is nothing like running to get into the game early enough to watch the hype video and sing along with 100,000 other Tiger fans!
How will this leadership opportunity shape your career?
I have created lifelong friendships, strengthened myself professionally, grown as a leader, and learned so much about myself. I even won a competitive scholarship from one of our national sponsors.
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