On September 12, this Tuesday I attended the Brother Panel of Delta Sigma Pi. Earlier that day, one of the members approached me in the hallway and gave me a brief introduction to the fraternity. He was very friendly and it seemed like a great opportunity to explore Baruch student life and professional opportunities.
Before the panel started, they offered everyone food and drinks. During the panel, 5 brother members sat in front of the room and talked about their experience in Delta Sigma Pi. This presentation was very interesting and informative. Each member started off by introducing themselves and talking about their backgrounds. The majority of presentation was focused on explaining business opportunities, internships, and support that DSP provides for its members. All of the members presenting interned at various big business companies. It was very interesting and inspirational to hear stories of their success in the business world. All the members presenting also gave us valuable advice about student life, academics, majors, and business world.
One advice that really stuck with me was to pick your major very carefully and only choose something you are truly passionate about. Often times people pick majors just to get a well paid job. As it was explained by multiple brothers at the panel, certain jobs and environments simply won’t be suitable for you. For example, jobs and internships in Finance and Accounting fields require you to sit in the office and stay focused for long periods of time. This can be very stressful and hard for some people, which will make them unhappy and unmotivated in the long run.
In addition, I had a lot of fun meeting new people and hearing their experiences in business. All the members of Delta Sigma Pi were very friendly and welcoming. They answered all of my questions and gave me their contact information. The atmosphere and professional environment really sparked my interest and made me want to join them.