Why should I join a business fraternity?
Business fraternities offer a unique opportunity for you to challenge and improve yourself. No other type of business organization provides an intensive development program, an extensive international alumni network, or a sense of brotherhood only gained through the pledging experience that a business fraternity provides.
What sets Deltasig apart from other business fraternities?
Our purpose and our product: we are the oldest business fraternity on the Berkeley campus and the only organization that accepts only business or business-intended majors. This provides focus and allows our brothers to gain insight on how to get ahead and make an impact through business related means.
What if I'm interested in double-majoring?
That's great! We value candidates taking initiative to pursue their interests. Over 80% of Deltasigs are currently pursuing two or more majors or a simultaneous degree.
What is the time commitment for pledging? What is the program like?
The pledge program lasts for roughly eight weeks. It is designed to build brotherhood and professionalism and prepare each pledge to become a brother in the fraternity. Pledges put on numerous professional events and perform case studies and analyses on different industries in the business world. In addition, they go through a number of professional development workshops and interview all active brothers before crossing.
How many pledges does Deltasig take each semester?
There is no fixed number of candidates we take each semester. The size of the pledge class depends on the quality of the applicant pool. Pledge classes have ranged from eight to 16 pledges in past semesters.
I've applied in previous semesters, but didn't receive a bid. Should I reapply?
Absolutely! We look at re-applications as a sign of dedication, persistence, and commitment. Be sure to illustrate how you've developed since last applying and what you've done to get closer to accomplishing your goals.
I'm interested in applying, but my GPA is low. Should I still apply?
Deltasig requires a minimum 3.3 GPA to apply. While GPA is not the only criteria used in determining which candidates receive bids, candidates should be warned that because the pledge program is extremely intensive, it is important to be able to maintain their academics while pursuing their extra-curricular interests.
What criteria is used when deciding whom is given a bid?
Deltasig weighs candidates' GPA and coursework along with their application, essay, and performance in interviews. We are interested to see that candidates have maintained top performance in their academics while taking the initiative to pursue their goals and interests outside of school, business-related or not.
What can I expect in the professional interview?
Interviews are structured into two portions: a behavioral and a technical segment. The questions are designed for interviewers to see how candidates think and to assess their overall qualifications.
Behavioral: Behavioral questions are meant to provide additional insight on candidates' backgrounds. In addition to situational questions, candidates will have the chance to give details on their performance in past activities. We're interested in areas where you've demonstrated leadership and teamwork and overcome challenges and obstacles.
Technical: Technical questions range from riddles to market sizing or case questions. Getting the right answer isn't the most important thing. We're not simply looking to see if you know how many diapers there are in China, or how many elephants can fit in a football stadium. Beyond everything, we want to see how you think and what makes you tick. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process.
1. Take a moment to gather your thoughts: Do you fully understand what is being asked of you?
2. Ask questions: Make sure you and your interviewer are on the same page in your thought process.
3. Develop a framework: How can this question be broken down in order to find the optimal solution?
4. Gather your thoughts: Present your ideas in a way that highlights your key points and solutions.
What can I expect in the social interview?
The social interview is a time for brothers to meet candidates one-on-one and see what they are like off paper and away from the interview room. We're interested in finding out who you are, what motivates you, and what you're passionate about. Above everything, be yourself!