Alpha Kappa Psi is more than just an extracurricular society – it is the oldest business fraternity in the world, founded in 1904 with over 240,000 members worldwide, with our Chapter consisting of over 40 members from a range of different backgrounds – both personally and academically. If you would like to work towards your professional development, whilst making friendships that will last for life, then AKPsi is the place for you!
Becoming a member of AKPsi will give you access to a wide range of exclusive opportunities, all of which are shaped to guide you in your professional development. We hold many workshops, such as a LinkedIn workshop to help members with creating and refining their professional profile as well as talks such as one hosted by Marc Piano on Cryptocurrency.
Within the next couple of weeks we have insight days at Barclays and Salesforce, as well as a talk on Quist-Close trusts. In addition to these professional events, we are able to send four of our members to the United States free of charge each year to attend a professional business development conference, with this year’s conference taking part in Boston. Not only do these events give you a greater insight into the different sectors of the corporate world and how to go about shaping your career, but they also provide you with the opportunity to network with high profile individuals which could prove very useful in the future.
AKPsi goes beyond just providing you with the opportunity to take part in these exclusive professional events. Our emphasis on brotherhood means that we also hold weekly social events. We have something for everyone, whether it’s just grabbing food and a couple drinks or activities like rock-climbing and laser tag for the thrill seekers! For our up and coming social events we will be holding a weekend getaway with the AKPsi Chapter of Manchester University as well as a Black-Tie dinner providing everyone with an excuse to dress up and look their best!
Becoming a member of AKPsi is definitely a commitment, but the journey is entirely worth it! We hold weekly meetings within which you learn about the rich history of the fraternity to prepare you for a test and interview which are part of the process of becoming a member, all whilst making lifelong friendships with the members of the Frat. Becoming a member does not only provide you with exclusive events but also the chance to be part of a substantial and prestigious alumni network, helping you to make ties all over the world.
A core value of AKPsi is service, so in addition to all the impressive opportunities you are exposed to, we also give members the chance to give back to society. After reading week we will be holding “AKPie” in Library Square, where our members will be getting pied in the face to raise money! Whether you’re just interested in ‘pieing’ someone in the face or you would just like to help us raise money or even would like to find out more about the fraternity be sure to check it out!