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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by kasper007 View Post

i've done a lot of off-campus recruiting and found that a large proportion of folks who listed greek affiliations on their resume put WAY too much importance on their frat experiences, especially those without leadership experience (ie. just members). i found the name dropping of fellow frat members who succeeded combined with a certain sense of entitlement to be particularly annoying (success of others in no way, share or form does guarantee you own success). i also found that a shockingly large proportion of frat boys actually ended up perfectly fitting the frat boy stereotype (you often couldn't tell candidate apart from looking at their resume as they were all extremely similar). very unscientific, but i also found that frat boys tended to have lower gpa (very important in my field).
that being said, i did have a few colleagues that were in frats and they had was a clear, undeniable bias towards candidates that were in the same frat so as other as said, it can be a significant plus as well.

You are right, that is very unscientific. At my university students involved in the Greek system had significantly better GPAs on average than did non-Greeks.

Like others have said, I wouldn't put it in unless you did something REALLY special.
post #17 of 18
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You are right, that is very unscientific. At my university students involved in the Greek system had significantly better GPAs on average than did non-Greeks.

Test banks gotta be good for something!


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post #18 of 18
Whether or not the kid did something special in the fraternity, it won't hurt to list it on one line among other extra curricular activities. If he held a position (or in this case played a significant role within it) then it warrants a few bullet points. Not rocket science.
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