I’m looking everywhere for inspiration for AKPsi’s next shirt. I think this is a good place to start… ROWDYHEADS were founded by Carlos Vazquez and Nick Terry, both former members of Alpha Kappa Psi at UTSA. I am very proud of that fact and as Vice President of Marketing I plan on taking advantage of this product and incorporating it into our brand.
Follow my fraternity’s Instagram for the latest photos of all our Brotherhood events! The Xi Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi is excited to begin utilizing this new social media to say more than just words. We want to demonstrate our core values in action! Please check out our pages on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about us and stay updated on all our events! Thank You.
Xi Omicron held elections last week and the next executive board has been chosen! It’s been one hell of a journey up till now and it seems like Alpha Kappa Psi is in good hands for the next year. I was elected as the chapter’s next Vice President of Marketing and I could not be happier. I joined this fraternity as a marketing major and I’ve had my eyes on this position for a long time. To win this position, knowing that a brotherhood of over 50 people supports me, is very fulfilling. I just can’t wait to get started.
I’ve been in Alpha Kappa Psi for a year now and this will be my first leadership position in the fraternity. That doesn’t mean I haven’t stepped up in other ways. I found plenty of work to keep me busy and involved within the fraternity. The first thing I did as a newly initiated member was run for pledge instructor. Unfortunately I didn’t get the position, but the experience taught me a valuable lesson. Life Isn’t always about winning, it’s about finding out who you are.
The next semester, I decided to find out a little bit more about myself and join men’s lacrosse. There was a time when I was so involved in lacrosse that my time with the Alpha Kappa Psi was very limited. Instead of choosing between the two organizations, I managed my time efficiently enough to be involved in both. Lacrosse requires me to be physically present, but a lot of what happens within the fraternity, happens behind the scenes. I thought the fraternity could benefit from one of my other skills, so I formed my own committee. I’ve always enjoyed writing so I offered to write a monthly newsletter. This is a job for at least three people, but I managed just fine by myself; and with much success! I love this fraternity and I’m very passionate about my role here. I was happy to step up for Alpha Kappa Psi before and now it’s my time to step up again.
It will be my pleasure to represent and promote Alpha Kappa Psi for the Xi Omicron Chapter.
As a student in college, I’m always looking for opportunities to improve my professional career. I proved a lot to myself last year when I rushed Alpha Kappa Psi. When I eventually crossed, I knew I was ready to handle the challenges of the real business world. Last semester, still eager to be involved, I joined the UTSA Men’s Lacrosse Team. Both of these organizations have been great to me, but I’m almost a senior now and I have to think about the future. If I’ve learned anything here, it’s that it’s always better to have a plan. I’d like to be as prepared as possible for graduation.
Weeks ago I was contacted on LinkedIn by a recruiter from Silverleaf Resorts. She sent me a very enthusiastic message asking if I would be interested in a Marketing Event Representative position. I’m not one to pass up oportunities like this, so I followed up and got to know the company better. Last Friday, I interviewed for the position and was contacted that next Monday to come in for work! This has all happened so fast, and it’s a little crazy. The last time I worked for a company was over the summer at Jimmy Johns; so I imagine this will be much different. I’m honestly a bit anxious about starting and doing well
I definitely owe everything to my fraternity; The Xi Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi. Without the knowledge I gained there, I never would have had a chance in the interview. Not to mention the fact that I sent a beautiful cover letter and resume, just like I was taught to do. I feel like such an adult with a job now! Hopefully I’ll be able to balance my school and work schedule efficiently. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m not here for easy. I’m here to grow as a person.
So I’m a member of the Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity; Alpha Kappa Psi. This video is in no way linked to my fraternity, but every time I watch this I roll on the floor laughing! Although it’s a bit exaggerated, this is your stereotypical social fraternity. It’s all about the chill to pull ratio.
Alpha Kappa Psi is the nation’s oldest and largest Co-Ed Business Fraternity. Each member exemplifies success weather it be in school or in our every day lives. AKΨ is always with us.
It’s another big year for Alpha Kappa Psi and all of us here at the Xi Omicron Chapter. Right now, Rush is in full swing as we prepare for another promising semester. The Xi Omicron Chapter at UTSA offers a unique experience and the opportunity to enhance your college and business career. With every new year comes new opportunity, and these are literally the opportunities of a lifetime!
Before Alpha Kappa Psi, I was a real nobody. I lacked direction and focus, but I didn’t want to be that person anymore. I knew something had to change. I wanted to get involved, but didn’t know how or where to start. By some miracle, I had a meeting with Mr. Julio Ramos from the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) and he told me the benefits of joining an organization such as Alpha Kappa Psi. I am forever indebted to that man because rushing for this fraternity has been one of the best choices I’ve ever made.
I rushed a year ago and can tell you all of the benefits first hand, but I’ll just keep it brief. For one: my grades increased which is great because who doesn’t like good grades? I’ve also managed to meet a number great people along the way and I owe it all to the fraternity. College is an unforgettable experience and it should be enjoyed with others. That’s exactly what AKΨ provided for me and I’m very grateful for that. The picture on the left was taken at one of our community service projects last year!
Alpha Kappa Psi has a lot to offer its members, but it’s up to us to help educate the public and pass on the legacy. It’s not exactly a walk in the park, but there’s nothing as rewarding as challenging yourself. If you believe in yourself then I believe that you have what it takes. RUSH!
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Next on the agenda for the Career Action Program was the group mock interview. I took this event very seriously, as I do all my interviews. Being a member of Alpha Kappa Psi has allowed me to develop my interviewing skills, which I am very proud of. The most important component of any interview is merely being prepared. So I prepared by reviewing common interview questions. At the Conference the students were actually given a binder with a list of interview questions. I put two and two together and decided it would be best to study those questions. I’m able to
I made sure to arrive at the event 15 minutes before it was scheduled. In my experience, it is much more advantageous to be early as opposed to just on time. Being early allowed me to gather myself, as well as get to know some of my fellow students. We are all enrolled in the same Management class at UTSA, so I politely initiated conversation that we could all relate too. I saw the time before the event as a great opportunity to network and practice my elevator speech.
This event consisted of about 50 students in all and about 10 separate tables. Each table was assigned 5 students and a table captain who was volunteering from a local company. The day before the event, each student was emailed the representative that was assigned to their table. I was assigned to table 8 with Shawn Morris from Service Uniform. At that point I researched the company my representative worked for. Like I said, preparation is the key to a successful interview. I don’t expect to work for Service Uniform, but at least I have a general idea of the company and can bring that knowledge to the interview.
I had a great interview with three of my fellow students. Mr. Morris held a very constructive interview. He allowed all of us to give each other feed back on our answers. I have actually had experience interviewing individuals, so I think I was able to pass along some useful advice. The only criticism Mr. Morris specifically gave me was the fact that I was very straight forward and professional with my answers and examples. He asked me if “I was a fun person to be around?” to which I replied “I’d like to think so.” He told me that I should relax and let my answers flow more smoothly. I completely understood his point and I actually see it as a compliment. Being a member of Alpha Kappa Psi has ingrained this professionalism in me and I am proud of that.
After the interview we were asked if we had any questions for our interviewer. None of the other students really had anything to say, but I had tons of questions. I only got to ask one. I asked,”How has your degree in marketing lead you to where you are today?” He literally said “That’s a very good question” and he continued to tell his story of working his way up through several companies. I felt a very strong connection with Mr. Morris. He helped me very much in his interview and his story was very inspiring to me. I gave him a copy of my resume and told him to expect a connection from me on LinkedIn. He recommended a book for me to read, which I’m glad to say is on the way. I learned very much in the hour and a half this event lasted and I’m looking forward to the next event: Speed Networking.
1. What is the Greek name of the local chapter?
- Xi Omicron
2. In what region does the local chapter belong?
- South central
3. What are the chapters in the region?
- Alpha Pi Chapter- Southern Methodist University- Dallas
- Chi Omega Chapter- University of North Texas- Denton
- Epsilon Eta Chapter- Baylor University- Waco
- Eta Theta Chapter- Texas Tech University- Lubbock
- Iota Chapter- University of Texas- Austin
- Iota Sigma Chapter- Sam Houston State University- Huntsville
- Kappa Tau Chapter- Lamar University- Beaumont
- Lambda Mu Chapter- Texas Lutheran University- Seguin
- Mu Rho Chapter- University of Texas at Dallas- Dallas
- Nu Pi Chapter- Trinity University- San Antonio
- Tau Psi Chapter- University of Houston- Houston
- Theta Sigma Chapter- Texas State University, San Marcos- San Marcos
- Xi Omicron Chapter- University of Texas, San Antonio- San Antonio
4. What is the regional director’s name?
- Courtney C. Harrison
5. Who are the two other members of the Regional Management Team?
- Eastern- Thomas Tran
- Midwest- Bijoy P. Shah
6. What is the chapter adviser’s name?
- Joseph Bahranipoor
7. What is the function of the chapter’s Executive Committee?
- To conduct chapter planning on behalf of the entire membership, manage administrative details and develop efficiency in chapter operations.
8. What are the other leadership positions in the chapter?
- Chapter Historian
9. What does ACR stand for?
- Annual Chapter Report
10. What is the purpose of the ACR?
- Meant to help plan goals and objectives for the chapter (planning tool, performance measurement tool and recognition program).
11. What are Principled Business Leadership Institutes?
- Weekend conferences focused on building individual professional skills.
12. When are PBLI held?
- Simultaneously in different regions in February yearly
1. What is the Creed of Alpha Kappa Psi?
Alpha Kappa Psi recognizes that
We live in deeds, not years;
In thought, not breath;
In service, not in figures on the dial.
We count time by heart throbs,
When they beat for God, for man, for duty.
He lives most who thinks most,
Is nobles, acts the best.
2. What are the objects of Alpha Kappa Psi?
- To further the individual welfare of its members;
- To foster scientific research in the fields of commerce, accounts and finance
- To educate the public to appreciate and demand higher ideals therein; and
- To promote and advance in institutions of college rank, courses leading to degrees in business administration.
3. What is the address of the Heritage Center?
- 7801 E. 88th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256-1233
4. What is the telephone number of the Heritage Center?
- (317) 872-1553
5. What are two responsibilities of the fraternity’s Board of Directors and how many members are there?
- Nine; Strategic planning, Approve the Fraternity budget
6. What are two responsibilities of the fraternity’s Chapter Congress?
- Sets the fees for student members
- Elects the Fraternity officers and the Board of Directors
7. What is the main responsibility of the fraternity’s Management Team?
- Oversee operations of chapters and manages alumni volunteers
8. What are two responsibilities of the Heritage Center Staff?
- Administer the performance evaluations of chapters;
- Issue all certificates and membership cards;
- Handles all general correspondence for Fraternity activities;
- Prepares reports for Fraternity meetings;
- Conducts public relations for the Fraternity;
9. Who is ___________?
- Regional Director: Courtney C. Harrison
- CEO/ Executive Director: Gary L. Epperson
- Fraternity President: Alexander T. Sultan
- Executive Vice President: Stephanie Potter
10. What are the 13 regions of the Fraternity?
- East central
- North central
- South central
- West central
11. What are two purposes of the Convention?
- To hold the Chapter Congress
- To host the College of Leadership
12. What are the governing documents of the fraternity?
- Constitution and Statutory Code
- Board of Directors’ Statement of Policy
- The Ritual of Alpha Kappa Psi
- Chapter Bylaws
“It’s not who you are, but who you will become” – AKPsi
I have grown as a professional individual this semester. I’ve learned more pledging for Alpha Kappa Psi than I have in my entire life. It’s easy to rely on other people, but eventually it’s gonna come down to if you put in the work. If you didn’t then you have no reason to be here. Like I said, I’m not perfect, but I can admit that. This is a learning process and you should want to learn. You should want to better yourself. You should want to take the steps that are going to help you in the future.