WHY ALPHA KAPPA PSI?

When you join Alpha Kappa Psi, you join an elite group of professionals committed to personal, professional, and leadership development. AKPsi offers a unique opportunity to attain the critical professional skills necessary to excel in tomorrow’s workforce. Based on its two pillars of Brotherhood and Professionalism, Alpha Kappa Psi brings together a diversity of people who have a common desire for excellence and a motivation to achieve more. Through hands-on leadership experience, professional workshops, and internship opportunities, our members have grown to become a highly recognized pool of potential recruits by many of the nation’s leading firms. Our extensive network of over 240,000 members from over 300 college chapters around the world provides you with an immense network of professionals.

HOW IS ALPHA KAPPA PSI DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BUSINESS FRATERNITIES?

Alpha Kappa Psi is unique in that we offer greater diversity as well as a range of in-chapter opportunities. Because our Brothers come from all majors and have interest in many industries, we currently have several student run professional groups, including Alpha Zeta Consulting, Alpha Zeta Marketing and Alpha Zeta Investments. In addition, inclusiveness of all majors leads to greater perspective and access to career opportunities.

do i have to be A BUSINESS MAJOR to join alpha kappa psi? 

No, students from all majors are welcome and encouraged to apply! Our brothers comprise a wide range of interests, ranging from business to computer science to design. 

WHAT IS RUSH?

Rush is a series of events over two weeks to allow rush candidates the opportunity to learn more about Alpha Kappa Psi and get an introduction to the culture and members of the Alpha Zeta chapter. In turn, it also allows the Active Brothers to learn more about interested candidates. Our rush events range from professional to social events and will help the Brothers determine who will be a good fit in the chapter as well as allows rush candidates to determine if Alpha Kappa Psi is right for them.

 

WHAT KIND OF RUSH CANDIDATES ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

There is no model for the ideal rush candidate. We recognize an individual's various contributions and skills, and evaluate candidates holistically on the basis of individual merit. Keep in mind that we are not looking for "complete packages" or "cookie cutter" -  we are just as much looking for potential that can be further developed through the pledge program.

 

WHAT does the pledge process entail?

Pledging is an eight-week program that covers everything from professional and organizational skills to softer skills like public speaking and body language. This includes professional workshops, interview and resume preparation, fundraising, and social events. It is similar to training for an actual company in that you will exercise team-building, learn and improve upon professional skills, and have a number of opportunities for leadership. The overall goal is professional development and success in the program is directly related to effort and the ability to adapt in the business world. 

 

WHAT IS THE EXPECTED TIME COMMITMENT OF PLEDGING?

Pledging can be compared to taking an additional 4-unit course. We ask that your Wednesday evenings be clear as that is the time when weekly pledge meetings will be held.

If i drop out of the pledge program, may i rush again?

If you leave the pledge program on your own accord, you will not be allowed to rush again.

 

IF I DO NOT GET A BID, CAN I RUSH AGAIN?

Yes. We highly encourage any rush candidate who did not receive a bid to rush again (we recruit every semester). Determination and personal refinement are traits we value in rush candidates.

 

MORE QUESTIONS?

Contact our Vice President of Public Relations at marketing.usc.akpsi@gmail.com.