Fraternity connections lead to opportunities
October 1, 2010 12:03 PM
Connections made through alumni networks can be a valuable resource to students involved in Greek life on campus.
Alpha Epsilon Pi, SF State's only Jewish fraternity, will create more of these connections this November when the chapter celebrates their tenth anniversary on campus, featuring a weekend of events that will be attended by all the current brothers and more than 70 fraternity alumni.
Eyal Chistik, AEPi's current president, says keeping in touch with alumni is important because it helps current brothers network and can lead to potential career opportunities after college.
"Alumni are constantly trying to help us break into the work force," said Chistik "They are always willing to hook us up with the right people or send us in the right direction. Personally, AEPi has gotten me every job I've had since I've been in college."
Genia Slavin, the treasure and alumni chair for AEPi, says that the connections he has made through the fraternity have already helped him professionally.
"I have talked to multiple alumni and that actually has helped me a lot," he said. "I have talked to some of them who are in my field and they have told me what to expect, and it's a little bit easier for me to get an internship in the future."
Chistik says that the upcoming anniversary events will provide a valuable opportunity for AEPi members because there is currently no formal network for AEPi alumi, so it can be a challenge for current brothers to get in touch with alumni from several years past.
"The point of alumni events is to help facilitate that contact between current brothers and alumni," Chistik said.
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