RUSH FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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. Compared to other organizations on campus whose members come and go, brothers remain in the Fraternity for the entirety of their college career, which allows them to form life-long friendships.
What sets Deltasig apart from other business fraternities?
We are the oldest business fraternity on the Berkeley campus–established in 1922–and the only organization that accepts only business or business-intended majors.
- 100% 2016 Haas acceptance rate for 17 brothers; 95% cumulative Haas acceptance rate
- More case competitions won than any other organization on campus
- More case competitions placed than any other organization on campus
- 100% summer internship rate for 50+ brothers
- 100% full time success rate for every graduating senior
- Have sent at least one brother to the Haas External Team each year since inception; 5 brothers were selected in Fall 2014
- Alumni place into top business schools such as Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, and Wharton
Brothers also have the opportunity to participate in Rho Consulting, which offers a chance for our brothers to gain experiences helping real businesses solve their problems.
Do you only accept business or business-intended majors?
We are a business-focused Fraternity for business or business-intended majors. However, candidates are still evaluated on a holistic basis, and occasionally there are exceptions.
What if I'm interested in double-majoring?
That’s great! We value candidates taking initiative to pursue their interests. Over 70% of Deltasigs are currently pursuing two or more majors or a minor.
Are members designated to a specific career path, such as investment banking?
Brothers will help you succeed at whatever you decide your passion to be. We’ve had brothers who have pursued medical school, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.
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 seven to 16 pledges in past semesters.
I've applied in previous semesters, but didn't receive a bid. Should I reapply?
Absolutely! Several brothers have received bids after applying once or twice. 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; however, candidates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 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, social fit, and performance in the professional interview. 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. More than the actual answer, we are interested in seeing 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?
In the rush process, you can expect one or more brothers to contact you for a social interview. Social interviews are typically 30 minutes in length and serve as a time for brothers to meet candidates one-on-one to 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!