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2008-09 Junior Responses to BGS Questionnaire Their thoughts & reactions on chapter invitation & induction Support for this Webinar Provided By: Beta Gamma.

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1 Junior Responses to BGS Questionnaire Their thoughts & reactions on chapter invitation & induction Support for this Webinar Provided By: Beta Gamma Sigma Webinar Series

2 Based on 304 out of 381 who agreed to participate 67% female, 33% male 80% of respondents were either 20 or 21 61% of participants are members of other honors/business professional organizations; 80% of those belong to % are accounting/finance/banking majors 97% will graduate in Spring 2010 or after Demographics

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5 Awareness of Beta Gamma Sigma before invitation to join is still relatively low at 28% Understanding of the Society increased between invitation and membership Lack of understanding is largely based on incomplete knowledge of the benefits offered to members Basic Trends

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10 Invitation to Beta Gamma Sigma According to participants, 73% are significantly influenced by the manner in which they receive their invitations

11 The largest percentages of participants accepted membership to BGS for the following reasons: –The honor and prestige (84%) –The recognition for their hard work (83%) –To put on their resumes (85%) When asked why students might refuse membership, students surveyed consider the following as the most valid: –Dont realize the benefits of being a member (82%) –Dont realize the honor associated with BGS (70%) Acceptance of BGS Invitation

12 Most students surveyed would like to see more formality in the invitation process as well as further encouragement from faculty and advisors Tapping also positively influenced students in their decision to join Beta Gamma Sigma Manner of Invitation

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14 Participants received their invitation to BGS primarily through: –Traditional mail (48%) – (36%) –In class, ceremony/presentation (18%) –In class, given information (18%) For answers not provided by the information packet, participants most utilized the following: –The website (69%) –Professors/Advisors (33%) –It should be noted that the number of students who did not find answers to their questions went down by 23% from the previous years survey. Invitation

15 Recognition 81% of those surveyed believe that their schools suitably recognized them for their achievement in gaining membership into BGS

16 The invitation process The induction process My name was displayed on a bulletin board The names of the inducted members were printed in the school/ hometown newspaper or on the school website/ electronic newsletter I was congratulated individually by professor/ faculty member Asked to stand at graduation/ listed in the program Other, please specify

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18 Member Benefits 91% of students surveyed plan to use member benefits of the Society in the upcoming year

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20 69% of participants were aware that as a member they would receive 1- yr. subscriptions to certain business magazines (i.e. BusinessWeek, Fortune, and The Week) 86% think these subscriptions add value to their membership Business Publications

21 The knowledge of Beta Gamma Sigma before invitation is low indicating a need for more campus presence. Members are greatly impacted by the manner of invitation as well as the induction ceremony. Members appreciate the recognition of the Society for their hard work and achievement. Overall, the BGS benefits are appreciated and add value to membership. Conclusions

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