Do people from different colleges but same fraternity help each other out in terms of networking and getting a job?

was wondering if someone from the same fraternity but from a different school will be willing to help out another guy from a different school but same fraternity or is that really rare?

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Jan 1, 2018

Nope

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Jan 1, 2018

dang. thank you for telling me I always thought fraternities had a national brotherhood

Jan 2, 2018

In my experience, yes. I was job prospecting towards the end of undergrad, used linkedin to search my fraternity name and firms I was targeting. I went to school in the northeast but saw a Texas A&M fraternity alumn who was a Managing Director at his office in Dallas. I told him I was interested in his firm's northeast office and if he would be willing to offer an introduction to the northeast office MD. He gave me 10 minutes of his time to give me advice and then introduced me and landed me an interview. I don't really think it's the fraternity that matters, more so the person.

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Jan 2, 2018

It depends on who the person is and it depends on what you mean by help. I've never had some random fraternity brother from a different school go out of his way to get me a job, but I include my fraternity leadership positions on the college section of my resume for a reason - I've given the grip to more interviewers than I can count and while it in no way means I got jobs because of that, it certainly helps to be "included." Just being in a fraternity in college typically means you have social skills and peers can stand to be around you.

People generally like other people who have shared experiences and it's hard to predict what those experiences may be. Even if it's not the same fraternity, greek life in college is a shared experience, just like your hometown, or your undergrad, or favorite sports team, or similar hobbies, or your major, or anything else can be. It's important in interviews to be memorable in this way.

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Jan 1, 2018

thank you for this

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Jan 3, 2018

What's the grip?

Jan 19, 2018

Secret handshake, identifying one's membership in the fraternity.

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Jan 2, 2018

Only if you're at Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State

Jan 2, 2018
Lloyd BIankfein:

Only if you're at Pi Kappa Phi at Florida State

I don't know about this, is it like Skull and Bones

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jan 2, 2018

its way better! really a frat to die for!

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Jan 19, 2018

It's a good icebreaker and a great way to connect with someone on a personal level, but no one is gonna go out of there way to hook you up just because you're both Sigma Chis.

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Jan 19, 2018

They'll usually take a phone call. That's about as far as it will get you, but that in itself can be a lot.

Jan 19, 2018

I actually ended up getting an interview at a BB IBD group through an analyst in a rival frat who was from another school. I think bankers who were in social frats look favorably upon students who were in social frats, even if they're in a different frat/school. This is because joining a social fraternity presumably shows that you're a socially-adept person. Obviously if they pick up the phone and the kid is clearly an idiot/douchebag, it's a non-starter.

Jan 19, 2018
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