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Beta Gamma Sigma Webinar Series 2008 Junior Inductees Share Their Input on the BGS Invitation
Were you aware of BGS before your were invited to join? Beta Gamma Sigma Awareness If yes, how were you aware? 11% BGS is well known on campus as an honor society 33% Other students told me about it 26% Professors told me about it 41% Bulletin board/display with BGS info 7% Internet 30% BGS (large bronze key) on campus
Do you feel you fully understood the value of BGS when invited? Value of Beta Gamma Sigma Do you feel you fully understand the value of BGS now?
Students Liked: The recognition In front of their peers By their professors
Most Important Reason for Accepting Membership: The honor it implies Prestige Recognition To include on resume
How did you receive your BGS invitation?
Why do you think the way you received your invitation positively influenced your decision to join? Public invitation in front of my peers and they all knew that I had been invited The encouragement & acknowledgement from the faculty made me want to join I realized what an honor it is to be invited when only a few of my peers also received invitations
What improvements would you make to the way you received your invitation? 39% Receive more encouragement from faculty and advisors of the chapter 34% Make the invitation process more formal to better represent the honor of BGS 30% Make the invitation more public to gain more recognition from peers 1% Make the invitation less public because the process is intimidating 40% I liked the way I received my invitation
Have you visited the BGS Website?
If your school provided you with adequate recognition, in what different ways did your school recognize you? 59% Through the invitation process 77% Through the induction ceremony 11% My name was displayed on a bulletin board 11% Names of inducted members were printed in newspapers/on school website 32% I was congratulated individually by professors/faculty members
Over 50% of the survey respondents provided responses to the following question: Knowing what you now know about the society, what would you say to potential members to encourage them to join? (main theme responses are shared below) Its a wonderful organization! Everyone is VERY friendly and willing to help you in any way possible! It truly is a great experience! Its a good platform to network. I would encourage them to talk to their business professors about the honor and benefits associated with BGS. Discounts on books!
Over 50% of the survey respondents provided responses to the following question: Knowing what you now know about the society, what would you say to potential members to encourage them to join? (main theme responses are shared below) BGS is more than a resume builder. It opens doors in terms of networking and provides other benefits to its members during and after their college experience. It is the highest honor a business student can receive. It really does have good benefits for you now and in the future. It isnt often a students hard work is recognized, and with BGS, you are honored for what you have accomplished – take advantage of it.
Over 50% of the survey respondents provided responses to the following question: Knowing what you now know about the society, what would you say to potential members to encourage them to join? (main theme responses are shared below) Only a few get this chance, and if you are one of those few, it gives you an edge. In todays world, we need all the edge we can find! Being a member is worth the cost of the lifetime membership fee. You can never have too many leadership and honor positions. There are more benefits than you realize. Take the time to research the society and find its benefits, dont think that its just another honor society and it wont impact your resume.
So, we both have work to do! Beta Gamma Sigma Convey the message more thoroughly on website and in materials Better inform the chapter advisors and officers Chapter / School Make the Beta Gamma Sigma name known on campus as The Honor Society for all business students/majors Personalize the invitation Convey the message/ promote BGS more thoroughly on campus Explain the benefits Make the student feel special
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