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Welcome from the Directors of Public Relations

Hello!
On behalf of the Alpha Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi at the University of Southern California, we would like to welcome you to our online recruitment page. Our names are Joann Lin and Vanessa Qin, and we have the honor of serving as the chapter's Directors of Public Relations for the Spring of 2018. 
During our time in the chapter, we have made many of our most meaningful friendships, we have grown as individuals and professionals, and we have found our home-base on campus, with people that we know we can depend on to continuously push us and support us. Joining USC Alpha Kappa Psi has been one of our best decisions in college, and we hope to give others the chance to experience the benefits of it as well.
While the applications for the Spring of 2018 are closed, we encourage you to follow us on Facebook for updates on our Fall 2018 recruitment.

    Joann lin & Vanessa Qin

    Directors of Public Relations


RUSH REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for a bid you must:

  • Submit an application on time
  • Attend at least 2 of our rush events
  • Have 3 semesters left before graduation (including the semester that you pledge)
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA

FAQ 

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. 

 

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.

 

How Do I Join?

Come out to rush week! This is the easiest way to learn more about our chapter, our brotherhood, and our professional initiatives. After coming to events, you must submit an application on time to be considered for a bid. Please note that the latest you can rush/pledge is the spring semester of your junior year as we require that you have 3 semesters left before graduation (including the semester you spend rushing/pledging).

 

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 a ten-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. 

 

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 Directors of Public Relations at marketing.usc.akpsi@gmail.com.