Started in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honours society associated with business schools that are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). BGS recognizes the academic achievements of the top 10 per cent of business undergraduates and top 20 per cent of graduate of business graduate students. Brock University’s Goodman School of Business, formerly the Faculty of Business, started our chapter in 2004 and has since inducted almost 700 students.
Some Beta Gamma Sigma members from Ontario and Quebec chapters are in the process of establishing Canada’s first Beta Gamma Sigma chapter for alumni. Creating an alumni chapter for the GTA and surrounding areas would allow members to continue to be involved in Beta Gamma Sigma and realize benefits from membership throughout their lifetime. There are thousands of Beta Gamma Sigma members in Ontario.
An alumni chapter can provide professional contacts in the local area, networking and professional development through programs of the chapter, involvement with current student members and new graduates, and the chance to develop new relationships with other business people. It’s a great way to build the value of Beta Gamma Sigma membership for current and future members.
Under the direction of Amber Nicholson (BGS director, Collegiate and Alumni Operations), Natalie Oesch (BGS manager, Collegiate and Alumni Operations), and Atul Jian, a group of volunteers have worked through the process of creating a Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Chapter in Ontario. They are preparing for their first general meeting on Nov. 7, 2012. This meeting is to evaluate the feasibility of creating the chapter officially and the agenda will include a discussion about future events, funding, sponsorship, and volunteer opportunities. There will also be an opportunity to identify potential guest speakers and topics of interest to other Beta Gamma Sigma members.
For more information on joining the BGS Alumni Chapter please contact Atul Jain at firstname.lastname@example.org.