Professional organizations provide opportunities for involvement

Mackenzie Nading

Joining a professional organization can provide opportunities to get involved on campus, meet other people within your major and learn more about your chosen field. 

“It gave me a great opportunity to know people around campus,” said Megan Augustine, senior vice president of Delta Sigma Pi. “This semester, we are focused on trying to improve our chapter.”

Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity at Iowa State, is entering its 18th year on campus, and hosted an informational meeting Thursday evening. The fraternity is open to all business and economic majors on campus who still have at least three semesters of school remaining at Iowa State.

The organization promotes school networking, community service on campus and the Ames community, and preparing members with a better feel of the business world.

They participate in various community service projects throughout the school year such as Hilton cleanup, hosting the annual Clean Gerdin event and cleanup along Highway 30.

The fraternity’s main goal is to benefit members by giving them real-world business experience as well as giving back to Iowa State and Ames at the same time.

Delta Sigma Pi currently has a membership of just more than 70 students. The organization is led by an executive board containing 20 different positions, offering multiple ways for members to further their involvement. For more information, contact President Anne Sydness at [email protected].

To see if your major has a professional organization open to students, check with your career services department. Many organizations offer discounted memberships to students.