I whole-heartedly believe my college career wouldn’t have taken off without Alpha Kappa Psi. I joined fall semester of sophomore year after finally taking the step of switching my major from Kinesiology to Business, not knowing where I was going exactly. After I joined, I gained perspective and experience and I can say I have grown as a person in every aspect. There are so many dimensions to Alpha Kappa Psi, but I would have to say the professionalism and brotherhood are what impacted me the most. Brotherhood goes beyond the thought of being a fellow member of the same fraternity. It’s something that’s unexplainable and can only be experienced when you realize you truly want the best for the person sitting next to you and will go to any length to help them achieve it. The greatest thing about brotherhood is that it’s lifelong, you carry that friendship with you no matter where life takes you.
As for professionalism, I can honestly say any success or skills that I have gained are attributed by Alpha Kappa Psi. Walking into college freshman year, my resume was a mess, I had little to no job experience, and was deathly afraid of public speaking. Now, as I begin my senior year, I have never felt more ready to take on and go after any career or dream that I have. This feeling is something I couldn’t have accomplished without venturing outside the classroom. I highly suggest to every student I meet to join at least one student organization. If you want a well-rounded experience with a focus in professionalism, Alpha Kappa Psi is the student organization for you.
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Alpha Kappa Psi – Eta Rho (UIC)