Receiving the AKPsi scholarship greatly influenced my decision to attend the U of MN, my college experience, and ultimately my entire life. When it was time for me to select a school, I was on the fence between a few major universities in the Midwest. I selected the University of Minnesota based on its excellent business program, the great value of attending the school, and, most importantly, the scholarship I had received from Alpha Kappa Psi.
As part of receiving the scholarship, I moved into the house as a freshman, and I became best friends with the members of AKPsi immediately. I loved the culture of AKPsi so much that I pledged the fraternity during my first semester, and continued to live at the house for three years. AKPsi provided me with networking opportunities and contacts that I would never have made otherwise. As a freshman, it is extremely helpful to learn and take advice from upperclassmen who have already been through the college experience. At AKPsi, these upperclassmen lived just steps away from me, and they were happily willing to answer my questions. Additionally, living at the house was fun! There is always something happening in the common areas of the house, and there is no shortage of people with whom you can hang out, study, or explore Minneapolis! My years living at AKPsi were definitely some of the best in my life.
Sara graduated in 2014 and is currently living in Chicago and working as a Senior Consultant with IBM.