My expertise is in staff development ...
Florian is one of the most forward thinking and at the same time introspective thinkers that
I have met. These aspects of Florian’s character, combined with his enthusiasm and idealism,
strike me as valuable assets to an employer or organization.
To Whom It May Concern:
Please consider me a reference for Florian Mettetal. I worked closely with Florian
while he was an undergraduate. During that time he served as a founding father to launch
a small colony of enthusiastic men to charter a fraternity. Despite his hard work and dedication
to this effort, the endeavor took longer than anticipated, and this coincided with many key men
graduating and a loss of momentum and morale. Florian set himself apart by seeking to revitalize
this effort by working with experts on recruiting and retention and making some fundamental changes
to the organization, including seeking me out as a new and more active colony advisor. I was initially
skeptical of the offer over the telephone but agreed to meet with him and his executive council on a weekend.
The gentlemen were prompt, unified, and well led by Florian into direct conversation. Florian was
well aware of chapter statistics and particular milestones that needed to be met, and had a firm grasp
on his team’s strengths and weaknesses.
Florian took to this effort as if it were his own personal business; in many ways establishing a colony
and chartering a fraternity is just that – working with Nationals and other significant adults within
the academic environment to create a franchise, while at the same time using entrepreneurial skills to
brand a particular chapter. Florian was successful at generating his own ideas, as well as assimilating
the ideas of others (myself included) to meet common goals. Florian rose to the occasion of covering
other officers’ duties and helped in a myriad of other ways to meet deadlines and make chartering a success.
Greek Life is often focused on social aspects. Florian made strong efforts to ensure that the service side
of the fraternity was known to the community. He contributed to making the ACE Project (a cornerstone of
Sigma Pi) a major event worthy of receiving National’s Executive Officer’s attention.
My expertise is in staff development. During our year working closely together Florian sought me out for
mentorship and guidance in several aspects of his development as a student, a young adult, friend, and a
professional. I was impressed that he asked me to share my insights with him regarding his working
relationship with others. I witnessed him use those insights to develop stronger relationships. Florian
is one of the most forward thinking and at the same time introspective thinkers that I have met. These
aspects of Florian’s character, combined with his enthusiasm and idealism, strike me as valuable assets
to an employer or organization. I would not hesitate to employ Florian if I was in the position, and I
strongly urge you to consider the same. Please feel free to contact me if I can provide further information