GET TO KNOW: 2k17 Fall "Stream Team"

We're just over a month into our fall semester college tour and thought it was about time you got to know your ~Stream Team~ a little better!

Our gals have been covering a lot of ground. They have been visiting schools across Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan and more to come... BUT it's never too late for a formal introduction. 

Without further adeiu, your Fall 2k17 Stream Team!

Left to Right: Jessie Cox & Helen Campo

Left to Right: Jessie Cox & Helen Campo

-Jessie-

Fun Facts:

Favorite 2000's Jam: She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5


Strange Phobia: Falling and breaking all my teeth.


Favorite Chip Flavor:  Dill Pickle Lays


Pick an Animal to Be: A Lion! They sleep 20 hours a day...PLUS the females are the real leaders of the pack! 

Hi y'all! My name is Jessie Cox!

I'm 22 and I was a Phi Mu at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. In school, I studied business and minored in communications and economics. I was a SxS campus manager for two years while I was in undergrad and loved every minute of it...which helped lead me to this traveling adventure! 

I'm so pumped to be a part of the Stream Team, especially since South by Sea is so close to my heart. Outside of the South by Sea Airstream you can catch me planning my next Disney World trip, eating queso at the local Mexican restaurant, or getting together with my girls to watch the Bachelor. I have a sick obsession with Dr. Pepper, Dalmatians and the Purge movies. I'm so pumped to be a part of something as cool as this and I'm truly living my best life full of XL tee shirts and car karaoke.

 

 

 

-Helen-

Fun Facts:

Store Likely to Max Out Credit Card: Free People


Favorite Food: Mashed potatoes.


3 Bucket List Items: To live abroad again, visit Japan, and learn to surf.


Movie Title For The Story of Your Life: Clueless... lol.

 

 

 

 

 

Hi y'all, I'm Helen Campo!

I'm 24 and I was a Zeta Tau Alpha at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied English literature and public relations. I've always loved to travel, and after studying abroad in London and living in NYC after graduation, I decided to join the South by Sea Stream Team to help me see the United States too!

It's been a blast to get to know the company and meet (and share our awesome apparel with) people at schools we've visited. On the road, I'm loving exploring cities that were never on my radar- I'm already planning my own visit back to Philadelphia! Off the road, I love fashion, interior design, Diet Coke and country music. I have proudly converted Jessie into (almost) as big as Chipotle addict as I am- in the past 10 days, we've had it 8 times and I honestly aspire to one day be that dedicated to a husband or career or something. I'm so stoked to see what's in store for us for the rest of the trip!

SPOTLIGHT: CAMPUS MANAGER (CM) EDITION- Meet Alexa

This week on South by sea, we want to take a second and tackle some uncharted territory.

you see the pictures of girls enjoying their custom sxs shirts, but what goes on behind the scenes?

our campus managers, are a great resource on college campuses nation wide. so, let us introduce you to one!

Meet, Alexa!

We'll go ahead and let her do the talking and give you the inside scoop on all things cm!

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Q: so, first off, how did you hear about south by sea?

a: My adventures with South by Sea first started the summer going into my sophomore year at Illinois Wesleyan University. During that summer, I was babysitting for a family in my hometown and I had to get there super early in the morning (before the kids were even awake). Naturally, I decided to do some online shopping and before I knew it, I had stumbled upon South by Sea while looking for Sigma Kappa shirts. After buying a t-shirt I was absolutely in love with (and still wear over a year later), I began exploring the website...

q: which brings us to the next question, what made you decide to become a campus manger, or how did you find out about the opportunity?

a: Well, after online shopping, I came across the tab for "campus managers". I noticed there wasn’t one for IWU and decided to apply just for the heck of it. Within a few days, I had an interview and was hired! I loved how I had the opportunity to create new and exciting clothing for my chapter and different chapters at my school.

q: what was it like after you became a campus manager?

a: During the fall semester of my sophomore year, I joined the Fraternity and Sorority Programming Board and had my first big order of the year with our Greek life homecoming shirts! Eventually, I became Social Chairman for my sorority and the Executive Vice President of College Panhellenic Council, as well as Executive Director of the Fraternity and Sorority Programming Board. As I got to know more people on campus, more orders started coming in and SXS was starting to become popular through word of mouth.

q: what is your favorite part about being a cm? 

a: Being a Business major with a concentration in Marketing, being a campus manager for South by Sea felt like a natural fit to me! The best part of being a campus manager is seeing all of your hard work literally walking around campus on any given day.

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q: so, you must have learned a lot taking on this role?

a: Yeah! This position is teaching more so much more than I ever expected it to! It’s one thing to learn about marketing and finance in a class, but it’s totally different actually being able to apply it to what I’m doing while still in school.

q: how do you see this helping you in the future?

a: Being a campus manager is such an easy way to add relevant and beneficial experience to my resume, and love doing it at the same time.

q: is there anything you are looking forward to coming up?

a: In just a few weeks, the Airstream is coming to IWU and I’m so excited to share South by Sea here live and in person! 

 

A huge thank you to our awesome CM Alexa over at iwu!

If you or anyone you know might be interested in becoming a cm too, feel free to reach out to us or find out more now! 

KENT STATE: BID DAY, BEST DAY

We think all Greek life can agree with us when we say that, "bid Day is the best day of the year."

Lucky for us, we were able to experience it all over again with Alpha Xi Delta at Kent State! 

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Their bid day theme was, 

 

"a league all our own".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent State's Bid Day was such a blast because we got to see a lot of South By Sea orders come to life... from AXiD foam fingers, baby blue baseball henleys, to baseball caps for all their new members, the Airstream girls were right along side the sisters as around 50 new women slid home to AXiD!

As the Airstream rolled up to the Kent State AXiD house to celebrate, music was booming, decorations were in full gear and each girl was having a blast... not to mention, the Airstream made a great backdrop for Bid Day pictures.

 

Personally, we think the the iconic silver shell, chic boho style, and our famous cactus car was perfect for the occasion.

 

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Welcome home fuzzies! 

 

We're so happy you've

found your place

at

Kent State

Alpha Xi Delta!

AIRSTREAM: A DAY IN THE LIFE

Here we are, week two on the Airstream... and we've got this thing down to an art

So, you might be wondering... how exactly do we get this luxurious show room from campus to campus, and what we actually do when we get there? 

Well we'll tell you!

We follow a pretty set routine at each college we visit - we arrive on campus, set up our "office" for the day and make sure our mobile showroom is in perfect condition, looking glam and fully stocked with giveaway goodies.

Here, take a peek...

What truly makes our day, every day, is getting to meet so many girls who are just excited about South by Sea and sisterhood as we are! We get to chat with people from all around the country about Greek life, design, college and custom apparel... could we ask for more?!
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What makes the Airstream different than just any "on the road" retail boutique is how personal it is. It truly makes our day, every day, is getting to meet so many girls who are just excited about South by Sea and sisterhood as we are! We get to chat with people from all around the country about Greek life, design, college and custom apparel...

I mean, come on...could we ask for more?!

Since Jessie was a campus manager for two years and Helen joined the SxS team only two weeks ago, we have really different perspectives about being the first ever Stream Team girls - though, of course, we both love it!

For Jessie,- the best part is getting to know and hang out with the current campus managers that she's been working with for years in person. She also enjoys being able to help the new campus managers at the schools we visit because she remembers how overwhelming it could be when someone first starts!

Helen- loves the thrill of being a new team member and getting to learn the ins and outs of South by Sea. After working in an office after college, it's awesome for her to be somewhere new every day and get to talk to so many new people and remember why she loved her sorority while she was in school!

No matter where we are, we try to make sure we're always being productive! From thinking of new ways to do marketing for the Airstream, dealing with crazy adventures and thinking on our feet, planning our next stops and exploring campus for photo ops.

Never a dull moment on the Stream Team!

WEEK ONE

Our mobile showroom has been on the road for a whole week now, and we have LOVED seeing all of you on campus! 

From Nashville, to Virginia, and then Pennsylvania, it's been an adventure, and our Airstream gals, Helen and Jessie, have been making the most of it, one stop at a time.

Here's a behind the scenes look at the Airstream Team's travels so far!

 

FIRST STOP: VIRGINIA

GARDEN MAZE AT LURAY CAVERNS MAZE - In between our visits to JMU and VCU, we found a random brochure for the Luray Caverns and Garden Maze and decided to take a pit stop! The eight foot tall hedge maze has a half mile pathway, and secret spots throughout, including a raised platform for a view of the whole maze, secret fountain and hidden cave.

RICHMOND SHOOT - The whole company had Labor Day off work, so since we didn't have a school scheduled to visit, we decided to try to take advantage of some of the history in Richmond. - around 4 pm, the streets calmed down and we spent about two or three hours shooting Live Photos of south by sea product during the "Golden Hour". We had so much fun and got some great shots. Check it out!

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NEXT:  PENNSYLVANIA

EXPLORING PHILADELPHIA - at Temple University we walked through campus, talking with students about south by sea and handing out promo items and discount cards. After a few hours, we decided to explore Center City Philly - from the famous "Rocky steps" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art to the gorgeous gardens and reservoir behind the museum with views of Boathouse Row, Logan Square and Dilworth Park. Overall, this is a really beautiful city that has an amazing mix of modern architecture and a deep sense of our nation's history. It was also awesome because they actually had a 100 year celebration of a famous central street going on that day, so there was a ton of pop-up things scattered around the city from photo-op props, free Dippin' Dots, live music, and booths. 

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YORK FAIR- Somehow we happened to visit York, PA the same weekend that their fair was happening- it's the oldest fair in America and has been open every single year since 1765!...Yeah, over 250 years, crazy right?! It was nice to take a night to ourselves and enjoy some deep fried Oreo's and corn dogs. This impromptu trip reminded us that even in small towns there is history and surprises around every corner. We had a long drive to Penn state the next morning so it was the perfect break before the next day of work.

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OVERALL...

It's been really cool to get to visit so many campuses - public and private, big and small - and get to learn about Greek life and student organizations at all of them. When people see the Airstream roll up and ask, "what is this thing?!"...and then walk in to find how we've renovated it, they rave about how cute it is because it's totally unexpected!

It's fun to see how campuses are similar or different than one another, and even our own Alma Maters (we went to Bellarmine, a super small campus with about 3,500 students and UNC, which is obviously a big historic school).

For now, we are back on the road... 

Keep checking out our social media to see where we are headed to next!

SEE YOU SOON!