Society Spotlight


Welcome our new Detroit Area Alumni Chapter!

BGS Detroit Area Alumni Chapter installation

Pictured, from left: Chris Carosella, Lydia Michael, Kenneth Rates, Akane Herbert

Last month, BGS’ Detroit Alumni Networking Group became the Detroit Area Alumni Chapter! Member Lydia Michael, who’s the first president of the new chapter—and a speaker at the Global Leadership Summit next month—held the September 18 chartering ceremony at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Beta Gamma Sigma's CEO, Chris Carosella, was there to install the organization's 32nd alumni chapter.

What’s the difference between an alumni networking group and an alumni chapter? More than you’d think. Alumni networking groups are more informal and unstructured, but they don’t have access to as many benefits as an established chapter (like funding grants, chapter-sponsored scholarships and more).

Want to join an alumni chapter or networking group? Email the contact person associated with that group for more information. (Don't see one near you? Contact DeAmbra to set one up!)


Global Leadership 2019: Follow along with us on social media!

Registration to this year’s GLS may be full, but that doesn’t mean you can’t join in the fun. We’ll be posting updates, videos and photos on social media throughout the weekend, so follow our event hashtags to see what everyone is saying and doing!

#BGSGLS | #BGSLeaders | #FutureOfWork


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New ConnectBGS blog post: Frequently asked questions

If you’ve heard us talk about ConnectBGS (CBGS) and you still don’t know much about it, this new blog post is for you! We compiled the top questions we get from ConnectBGS newbies to help you start using this incredibly valuable resource.

Read it here!

If you’d like to write a post for the ConnectBGS blog, or if you have ideas for blog post topics you would like to see, contact Tiffany Leong.


Is ethics important?

These days, the news is full of stories about leaders in business and politics who are facing charges based on their unethical decisions. Prove to employers that you won’t be one of them by completing the Ethical Leadership Certification Program. (This program is currently only
available for students.)

Register Now

Plan your end-of-year volunteering activities now!

As leaders in business, we have to lead by example—and that means making time to give back to your community. Talk to your chapter about organizing an end-of-year food or supply drive, completing a volunteer activity with youth like Junior Achievement, or taking up a collection for a charity of your choice.

To maximize your impact, reach out to a nearby alumni or collegiate chapter (or another organization) near you and work together to make the world a little bit better, whether you’re helping people, animals or the environment.

And don’t forget: tell us about your BGS Gives Back activities and your collegiate chapter will earn Honor Roll points.

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Congratulations to the New Zealand Alumni Chapter!

BGS New Zealand Alumni Chapter event: Thought Lab Series
New Zealand Alumni Chapter's monthly Thought Lab speaker series

Nominated program: Thought Lab Series

BGS is pleased to announce the winner of the Outstanding Alumni Chapter Activity Award is New Zealand's Thought Lab Series! To provide more value to BGS members in New Zealand, the alumni chapter created the Thought Lab Series, a monthly speaker series covering timely and useful topics such as blockchain and cryptocurrency, property investment, leadership tools, and understanding the future of the economy.

Congrats to Alex Waddell, Beta Gamma Sigma's Outstanding Alumni Chapter Member!

Alex is an active member of the New Zealand Alumni Chapter. He has been instrumental in building the BGS brand across New Zealand. He developed custom brochures and a strategic plan for his chapter, outlined key stakeholders, and worked with other steering committee members to increase the value of BGS for his chapter, and his country.

Thanks for everything you do for your BGS chapter, Alex!

Alex Waddell