Alumnae Spotlight – March 2017

March’s Alumnae Spotlight highlights what our Soror, Nidhi Benjamin, from Nu Chapter’s Beta Line, has been up to! Read about her passion for both Interior Design and teaching Art!

What are you doing today and how did joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. prepare you for this?

Although I had a great job as an Interior Designer, I decided to go back to school to be an Art teacher. Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc. prepared me in so many ways for both fields. My confidence increased after Kappa Phi Gamma and that can be seen in my everyday life with a class of 30+ students and in my interactions with potential clients ( CEO’s and managers ). My planning skills, organizational and time management skills are also due to Kappa Phi Gamma.

What were your biggest challenges and struggles?

Balancing my interior design career and pursuing my Masters in Education full time was definitely hard. But you learn over time that you can’t over work yourself and do everything at once and thats just being human.

What is your favorite part of your position/career/field?

Seeing the smiles on my clients faces after a successful project. This goes for both interior design and teaching. My design clients envision a project and I just help them build it. In the same way, I help my K-12 students create their art masterpieces and the pride that they have in their own work is rewarding.

What do you perceive are the benefits of joining Kappa Phi Gamma Sorority, Inc.?

The skills you build
The friends to make
The sisters you keep forever

What advice do you have for women that are attempting to follow your career path?

Interior design and art education take a high level of patience. Your clients/students may need longer to process and understand. And thats okay. You run into difficult clients/students and you learn to work with them and not against them. Give them what they desire and help them achieve their goals as best you can without going crazy.