Hey! So I've tried to do research myself on Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Kappa Psi. Those are two business fraternities at my university. They both seem to participate in the same activities. I was just wondering which one should I join from a ibanking/business point of view? Your advice and insight is really appreciated!
DSP and AKPsi Business Fraternity Rankings
During college joining a business fraternity (bfrat) can help students make friends and build a professional network.
When selecting a bfrat, there are four elements that you could consider:
- The strength of the national network
- The strength and intensity of the local chapter
- The fraternity's placement record into your career of interest
- The social factor
Our users shared commentary below:
On a national level, I don't think there's really any difference aside from the fact that AKPsi has been around longer and probably has more alums. What's more applicable to you is what the current members are focused on. If you casually mention during a social stage that you're really interested in IB ... you should get a feel .. their response will be "Oh, we got plenty of people who are going to be doing IB next year .. have you talked to x, y, z ? They're all working at bulge bracket firms blah blah blah...
@pattimayonnaise shared their belief that Delta Sigma Pi is the favorable choice:
Seems like a no-brainer to me...
- DSP is selective to only business majors- not like campus-wide business clubs or social fraternities (or AKPsi)
- They are the only business org. that has a national staff consulting/providing support constantly
- DSP is a member of the Professional Fraternity Association allowing for networking and leadership development among 40 other professional fraternitites (AKPsi is not a member)
- DSP has membership for life with no renewals (or alumni dues)
- DSP hosts the largest national convention of any similar fraternity
- The national website provides jobs posting section for collegiate and alumni members nationwide
- DSP is in more than 47 countries around the world
DSP is the best business fraternity. At my school, a VERY non-target, they sent 5 people out of a 10 seniors into IB/S&T and 3 into Big 4 Accounting.
This is a ridiculous question. Of course the fraternities will differ from school to school. Some schools have a stronger DSP chapter, some have a stronger AKPsi. If it were me I would join the more hardcore one -- the one that places the most people into banking/finance. I would also spend another quarter/semester pledging an IFC house. That would be the best of both worlds... of course this is assuming you could handle 2 pledge quarters/semesters.
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