About : Benefits
There are numerous great reasons for students to accept the invitation to lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the world's first truly global honor society in business, and membership is increasingly recognized as a mark of academic excellence wherever you are. It is truly a great honor to be recognized among "the best in business."
Graduate schools are actively recruiting BGS members
For qualifying students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in business, MBA programs are increasingly seeking the “BGS” credential for their applicants. Graduate program directors and admissions personnel are recognizing the value of recruiting “the best in business” so be sure your potential members know. MBA (and other graduate) programs are looking for them and working with Beta Gamma Sigma to get the word out.
Career Enhancement through BGS CareerCentral
Beta Gamma Sigma membership offers a "step up" with many employers who recognize the importance of honor society membership. In addition, Beta Gamma Sigma offers its members exclusive use of the BGS CareerCentral Job Board. Here members can connect with employers wishing to hire only the best students of business. Be sure to encourage your newest members to post their resumes on BGS CareerCentral and look through the posted jobs for excellent career opportunities.
Member benefits entitle members to receive one-year subscriptions of BusinessWeek, Fortune and The Week magazines: All new members of Beta Gamma Sigma—students, faculty, etc.—are eligible to receive the BusinessWeek subscription, which provides all new members a one-year subscription in either the print or digital format. For those with a U.S. mailing address, Fortune and The Week offer a similar one-year print subscription. To get all the details, visit the Member Benefits section of BetaNet at http://www.betagammasigma.org/benefits.htm.
Online Networking Connections with the "Best in Business"
Those who choose to join Beta Gamma Sigma, choose to join a very select group. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma have a proven record of academic and professionalexcellence, and are a great resource for new members to tap into. To facilitate these connections online, the BGS Central Office has established groups on two of the internet's largest and most recognized networking sites—Facebook and LinkedIn. These groups are exclusive to Beta Gamma Sigma lifetime members and create a conduit for networking and discussion with other individuals who share the unique distinction of being the "Best in Business."
In addition to BusinessWeek, Fortune and The Week, there are other valuable member benefits available only to student members. These include the Student Leadership Forum (http://www.betagammasigma.org/studentforum.htm) and BGS Scholarship Program (http://www.betagammasigma.org/scholarshipprogram.htm). Find out more about these programs and be sure to offer them to your very best students.
Affiliate Discount Programs
Beta Gamma Sigma has assembled an impressive list of member benefit and discount programs, including discounts at The Princeton Review, Kaplan CPA Review and Test Prep, and Becker Test Prep. To see the entire list of BGS member benefits, visit BetaNet at http://www.betagammasigma.org/benefits.htm.