At George Mason University, two prominent organizations of student and alumni leaders have now established an official partnership. Alpha Kappa Psi, Pi Sigma Chapter and the School of Business Alumni Chapter have agreed to create a formal connection with each other. The partnership focuses on helping each other achieve their respective goals and objectives to include collaboration on skill development workshops, mentorship, participation in each other’s events and meetings, and promotion of each other’s initiatives. “This is an exceptional opportunity for the Business Alumni Chapter and our alumni to work more closely with students to help them achieve their professional and personal goals,” says Alumni Chapter President Scott Hine, BS Decision Science ’85. “This also provides the chapter a pathway to receive feedback directly from future alumni on how best we can meet their needs.”
As the oldest and largest professional business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi is open to students from all majors who are drawn to the mission of “providing resources for enhancing the educational experience of future business leaders.” The School of Business Alumni Chapter represents over 35,000 alumni in its mission “to enhance the interests and reputation of the School of Business and to achieve a closer fellowship between alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the community.” The two organizations recently collaborated on a financial planning event where alumni financial experts mentored students on becoming financial professionals and on being wiser about their own personal finances. They look forward to holding more of these types of events as well as many others.
The presidents of the respective organizations will oversee the growing partnership to make sure both parties are keeping up with their agreed upon responsibilities. “As an organization constantly searching for ways to improve the skills of our members, connecting with other organizations, and serving and giving to our community, we are very excited about this partnership,” says Alpha Kappa Psi President Nada Osman, a senior studying cyber security engineering. “We are looking forward to taking a new direction in our professional growth, while also having the opportunity to interact and give back to Mason as students and future alumni!”