How can fraternities positively affect your career
I'm a student at Towson university interested in joining omega psi phi fraternity incorporated
Fraternities can improve your grades and chances of graduating on time, provide you with leadership experience, and provide a professional network, including mentors. Scholarship opportunities may help offset the cost.
I joined a sorority my second year of college, serving as Treasurer and President. Twenty years later, I am on our international governing board and have improved many professional skills through volunteering. For instance, I advise chapters on operations, budget creation and management, and reporting. These skills are directly transferable to finance/accounting manager positions.
Please take caution to understand the values/traditions, time commitment, and financial commitment each organization asks of its members. You should only join a fraternity that does not condone hazing, officially or unofficially, and is fully recognized and supported by both its headquarters organization and university. Omega Psi Phi fraternity is not currently recognized at Towson.
Joining a fraternity can build up your connections, and learn leadership skills which can help you break out of your shell. Personally, I am in a community service based fraternity, and it has helped me to give back to the community with the events that we have.
It all depends on your career goals, and what your priorities are. Goodluck!
Fraternities are expensive and a lot of work. However, one can not deny the networking capabilities. Frat brothers can be very helpful when finding a job. Good Luck!
They can be. Social fraternities have the ability to create networking relationships and if you take a leadership role (Treasurer, Charitable lead, president, etc) that looks good to employers. If your school has business fraternities, that would get you similar networking options and leadership opportunities plus they will give you business related exposure (lectures, conventions, speakers). If you're interested in joining it won't hurt you but the benefits will come from what you put into it.
It is also proven that in general, members of Greek life have higher GPA's, graduation rates, and a higher likelihood of having a job lined up at graduation