Alpha Kappa Psi
Epsilon
Fall 2021 rush

Alpha Kappa Psi

Epsilon

spring 2021 RUSH

Rush

schedule

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Information Night

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Sept. 7th | 7:30PM-9:30PM | Illini Union A,B,C

 

An opportunity for all rushees to learn more about AKPsi, our brothers, and what makes our chapter unique. This event does not require a registration and is mandatory in order to sign up for a first round interview. If you are unable to attend, please email akpsirush.uiuc@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Dress is business casual

Meet & Greet

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Sept. 12th | 5:00PM-6:30PM | Legends

 

An event that provides rushees the chance to network with our brothers in a more casual setting. This event is optional, but highly encouraged. Spots are limited and advanced registration is required and will be emailed out to those who attend information night or email an excuse to akpsirush.uiuc@gmail.com.

Dress is smart casual

First Round Interviews

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SIGN UP AT INFO NIGHT

Sept. 13th | Illini Union

 

First Round Interviews are a way for our brothers to get to know rushees on a deeper level. These interviews are conversational and will consist of a 15-minute time slot for each rushee.

Dress is business casual

Final Round Interviews

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INVITE ONLY

Sept. 17th | Gregory Hall

 

The Final Round Interviews are more professional and are aligned with a typical behavioral interview. Sign ups for a 10-minute interview time slot will be available at our Social Night.

Dress is business professional

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Why

Choose

AKPsi?

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“I knew from the moment I accepted my bid into AKPsi that I wanted to make a difference in the organization as they had already given me over 100 new friends and countless opportunities both philanthropically and professionally. I took a role during my pledge semester which opened a door of new opportunities, and I’m so grateful for the positions I’ve held thus far.”

-Dotun Adelabu, Sophomore

 

OUR

Rush Team

A letter from the Rush Team

We would like to first and foremost thank you for taking the time to learn about Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Chapter’s Fall 2021 Rush process! The foundation of our chapter is built upon the professionalism, brotherhood, and philanthropy that our brothers exude. Through this semesterly process, known as rush, we are able to continuously grow and invite members who are equally as passionate about these values as we are. Being a chapter of over 150 members allows us to continuously add to the history of the oldest and largest business fraternity here on campus. Each individual member of this chapter is kind hearted, progressive, and talented, all while being eager to give back to Alpha Kappa Psi and the rest of the University. 

 

With this in mind, we are excited to announce the Fall 2021 Rush theme, "Reaching New Heights''. This theme exemplifies our chapter's mission to constantly push our members to reach their fullest potential and accomplish 

ambitious goals. By rushing Alpha Kappa Psi, you are taking the first step in potentially joining an organization that will help open doors to unparalleled opportunities and resources to surpass any personal and professional goals you have set for your college career and beyond.

 

As a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, you will have the opportunity to develop and further refine your abilities as a professional through personalized mentorship, networking sessions with our numerous corporate sponsors, and a variety of workshops. By volunteering our time towards philanthropic efforts, working closely with the Gies College of Business, and providing a plethora of leadership opportunities within our organization, we are confident that you will be able to become the best possible future leader in the business world. Alongside the professional aspects of our fraternity, the brotherhood of Alpha Kappa Psi provides our members a home away from home. From unimagined friendships, travel buddies, roommates, and the biggest supporters, our members have defined what it means to be a brother.

 

Serving as your Fall 2021 Rush Chairs, we encourage you to learn more about what the Epsilon Chapter is all about. You can do so by following us on Instagram (@uiuc.akpsi), liking our Facebook page, and checking back on this website for the most up-to-date information throughout the entire process. Feel free to email us with any further questions and as a chapter we look forward to learning more about what makes you, you!

 

Sincerely, 

Megan Meyer, Abby Rosynek, Jessie Peng, and Cesar Hernandez

 

akpsirush.uiuc@gmail.com

We would like to first and foremost thank you for taking the time to learn about Alpha Kappa Psi Epsilon Chapter’s Fall 2021 Rush process! The foundation of our chapter is built upon the professionalism, brotherhood, and philanthropy that our brothers exude. Through this semesterly process, known as rush, we are able to continuously grow and invite members who are equally as passionate about these values as we are. Being a chapter of over 150 members allows us to continuously add to the history of the oldest and largest business fraternity here on campus. Each individual member of this chapter is kind hearted, progressive, and talented, all while being eager to give back to Alpha Kappa Psi and the rest of the University. 

 

With this in mind, we are excited to announce the Fall 2021 Rush theme, "Reaching New Heights''. This theme exemplifies our chapter's mission to constantly push our members to reach their fullest potential and accomplish ambitious goals. By rushing Alpha Kappa Psi, you are taking the first step in potentially joining an organization that will help open doors to unparalleled opportunities and resources to surpass any personal and professional goals you have set for your college career and beyond.

 

As a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, you will have the opportunity to develop and further refine your abilities as a professional through personalized mentorship, networking sessions with our numerous corporate sponsors, and a variety of workshops. By volunteering our time towards philanthropic efforts, working closely with the Gies College of Business, and providing a plethora of leadership opportunities within our organization, we are confident that you will be able to become the best possible future leader in the business world. Alongside the professional aspects of our fraternity, the brotherhood of Alpha Kappa Psi provides our members a home away from home. From unimagined friendships, travel buddies, roommates, and the biggest supporters, our members have defined what it means to be a brother.

 

Serving as your Fall 2021 Rush Chairs, we encourage you to learn more about what the Epsilon Chapter is all about. You can do so by following us on Instagram (@uiuc.akpsi), liking our Facebook page, and checking back on this website for the most up-to-date information throughout the entire process. Feel free to email us with any further questions and as a chapter we look forward to learning more about what makes you, you!

 

Sincerely, 

Megan Meyer, Abby Rosynek, Jessie Peng, and Cesar Hernandez

 

akpsirush.uiuc@gmail.com

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Rush FAQs

What is Rush?


Rush is the process by which students engage in professional and social settings for the purpose of getting to know chapter members as well as for chapter members to get to know potential new Brothers.




What can I expect from Rush?


Rush is a chance to learn about the many opportunities Alpha Kappa Psi has to offer, and get to know the brothers of our fraternity. There are four different rush events, each having its own focus. 1.For Information Night, the purpose is primarily to provide information on Alpha Kappa Psi and our chapter. At this event, current brothers and alumni will speak about their experiences, and potential new members sign up for a first round interview slot. 2. First round interviews allow our brothers to get to know rushees on a deeper level, and are conversational. Both information night and first round interviews are business casual. 3. If invited back, rushees will then continue with the rush process by attending our social night, where they will get to know the brotherhood of our chapter. This event is smart casual. 4. The final rush event focuses on professional development and consists of a mandatory interview, similar to that of a job interview, and is business professional.




Can I still rush if I am unable to attend Information Night?


Yes. If you are unable to attend Information Night, you will be able to sign up for first round interviews when the link is opened to rushees. Please contact the rush team at akpsirush.uiuc@gmail.com with any questions about interview scheduling.




What does Alpha Kappa Psi offer its members for professional development?


Alpha Kappa Psi prides itself on its professionalism. To ensure all members are prepared for the business world, we provide activities like resume critiques, mock interviews, case competitions, business etiquette lessons, networking events, our individualized mentorship program, and much more. This past semester we held over 25 professional workshops, some of which include career paths both inside and outside of Gies, personal branding, virtual recruiting, investing, LinkedIn and Handshake, and internship success. We also host a Commerce Night Out (CNO) which provides our members with a more informal setting to network with business professionals following the Career Fair.




What does it mean to dress smart casual, business casual, and business professional?


  • Smart casual dress means attire can be everyday wear; however, be sure to remain presentable.
  • Business casual is neat, crisp, and classic. The basics include khaki or dress pants, and a long-sleeved, buttoned solid shirt or polo for men and a blouse for women.
  • Business professional dress requires both men and women to wear suits.




Would I be able to join Alpha Kappa Psi if I am in a social sorority or fraternity?


Yes, Alpha Kappa Psi currently has a healthy mix of members who belong to other Greek organizations and those who do not; however, it is important to realize that Alpha Kappa Psi is a large time commitment, particularly during pledgeship, that cannot be overlooked.




If I do not get a bid the first time can I rush again?


We highly encourage everyone to rush again if they do not receive a bid the first time around and truly want to join Alpha Kappa Psi. There is absolutely no penalty for rushing again; in fact, many members in our fraternity have rushed multiple times.




What kind of people does Alpha Kappa Psi look for?


We expect prospective members to be highly motivated, committed, and passionate. We look for an individual's potential to grow as much as we look at their present qualities.




What are the formal requirements for joining Alpha Kappa Psi?


All members are required to maintain a 2.75 GPA or above, have an interest in business, be eligible to be members for at least 3 semesters, and have completed the rush process.




What is Pledging?


When you accept your bid with Alpha Kappa Psi, you will take part in a pledge process in which your skills are tested and your weaknesses are refined. During this time, you and your pledge class will take part in professional workshops, philanthropic community work, and chapter-wide events where you will learn the true meaning of Brotherhood, Professionalism and Teamwork.




What will pledgeship look like?


Our active members are eager to get to know all new pledges and will work tirelessly to ensure that the experience is as fulfilling as possible. We will continue to uphold our core values through a variety of events so pledges can have the opportunity to excel their professionalism, give back to the community, and immerse themselves into our brotherhood.





 

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