For this month's edition of The Experience Company's series of success stories, Cam Claborn shares his experiences and relationship growth through The Experience Company mentorship program.
"Something I value about The Experience Company is that it has allowed for me to develop relationships within Alpha Tau that extend far beyond the active chapter. I was paired with my mentor Dave Nikunen during the summer between my freshman and sophomore year and I have really enjoyed getting to know him. Whether it be meeting atop The Nebraska Club (our favorite lunch spot in Lincoln) or exchanging emails and texts, Dave and I always have a great time catching up. During the past year I had aspirations of running for chapter treasurer, and Dave's general wisdom helped me land the role and expand my leadership opportunities within the house. On top of this, Dave was proactive on reaching out to me with potential internship opportunities for this summer where he had some internal connections. This meant a lot to me as even though I ended up working somewhere else, Dave's willingness to help let me know that the phrase "once a Beta, always a Beta" was true."
The Experience Company offers a unique relationship between current members and alumni that goes unmatched across most fraternities. I really value hearing the Dave's perspective as a Beta alumni, getting to know him personally, and having him as a mentor to help me realize my potential and achieve my future goals.