Traditional Fraternity and Sorority recruitment is one thing. Networking is another. Put the two together and you get some weird hybrid that could only half explain what rushing a professional business fraternity is like. So in the same spirit of combinations I took my own experience from rushing in the spring of 2015, being on the other side of the rush process in the following fall, and the wise words of Drake in order to help provide some insight on this week.
1. “Think before you come for the great one”
Alright. We get it. Alpha Kappa Psi is pretty great. Just check out the rest of this blog to see why. But really evaluate why you, you specifically, are rushing this week. Rush is a big commitment. Alpha Kappa Psi is a big commitment. Why do you want to be a part of it? What do you hope to gain, to give?
This semester I am in Charlotte, North Carolina, interning for Grant Thornton LLC. I can honestly say that I wouldn't be here if it were not for Alpha Kappa Psi.
I am in my second week of my internship and have been receiving feedback about myself when I went through interviews. Many of my interviewers mentioned my strength in holding a conversation. As someone who is naturally shy and super uncomfortable with speaking in front of people, I would have never guessed that talking would have been a strength of mine.
One of the best feelings is walking into a room and seeing familiar faces. It’s an even better feeling to walk into an interview and have an automatic connection with the hiring manager. This past semester, I handed my resume to a recruiter who then stated, “oh, I’m an AKPsi too!
In most pitches to get you to join a business fraternity you will hear things like, “We can help you with your resumé!” or “You can practice your interview skills!” and those are both definitely true. However, here are five even better reasons why you need to join AKPSi...