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  • AEZ Informational Presentation 2009 Final

    1. 1. First Informational September 8th, 2009 Overview of Alpha Epsilon Zeta Fraternity, Inc.
    2. 2. <ul><li>Alpha Epsilon Zeta Fraternity, Inc. is dedicated to promoting and fostering professionalism, brotherhood, unity, tradition, culture, and high moral values. Every brother of AEZ strives to live by the &quot;ideal man&quot; philosophy that entails excelling both professionally and academically. Its goal is to create the largest South Asian network amongst professionals and graduate schools. The Founding Fathers believed in these ideals and came together in order to establish an organization that would produce future leaders in our community. </li></ul>Organizational Values Mission Statement
    3. 3. <ul><li>Complete Stanford and Cornell Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly professional development workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Career Fair </li></ul><ul><li>AEZ case competition team and AEZ Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Expand internship and full-time recruiting database </li></ul><ul><li>Diversify corporate sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize resources to create the largest South Asian network amongst professionals and graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurial ventures </li></ul><ul><li>Establish national chapters </li></ul><ul><li>Expand cultural awareness </li></ul>Organizational Values Goals Long-Term Goals Short-Term Goals
    4. 4. In the Fall of 2009, approximately 20 students applied to join AEZ, and after a series of interviews, presentations, and projects the class was trimmed down to a class of 6 highly motivated and talented individuals. Projects include: Rakesh Chanana President Dilraj Bhadare Senior VP Raahil Malhotra VP Finance Shaan Sheth VP Professional Neel Iyer Dhruv Marwha Pledge Coordinators Rush, Expansion Pledge Education Prof. Development Fundraising Additionally, there are numerous advisory committees that report to the President, including: <ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Impromptu Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Debates </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Business Plan Development </li></ul><ul><li>Delivering Professional Development Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul>Operations Organizational Structure & Recruiting Recruiting Organizational Structure
    5. 5. <ul><li>Sports Management Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Professional SAG mixer </li></ul><ul><li>Micro Finance Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Reality Forum – MD or PhD? Which one is right for me? </li></ul><ul><li>A Venture into Private Equity: Discussing the Funding for Entrepreneurial Endeavors </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Forum – Disruptive Innovation: A look into the realm of Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Internship programs with Morgan Stanley and Velociti Partners </li></ul><ul><li>The James Logan Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service-oriented endeavor that aimed to help high school seniors in the process of applying to the UC system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The G-Card </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative, student discount card providing value to both students and local businesses within Berkeley. Generated over $1,500 in revenues w/ expenses under $100 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>College Aid Days </li></ul><ul><li>South and Southeast Asian Tsunami Relief </li></ul><ul><li>Relay for Life </li></ul>Operations Past Accomplishments Professional Events Entrepreneurship Philanthropy
    6. 6. <ul><li>These are the various academic departments that our brothers are affiliated with: </li></ul>Affiliations Academic
    7. 7. <ul><li>Corporate relationships built by Alpha Epsilon Zeta Fraternity, Inc. and its brothers: </li></ul>Affiliations Corporate
    8. 8. <ul><li>Sample of student group affiliations of brothers of Alpha Epsilon Zeta Fraternity, Inc.: </li></ul>Affiliations Student Groups
    9. 9. <ul><li>These fraternity brothers at UC Berkeley wear Greek letters with a Sanskrit design, have no plans to share a house and say they won't serve alcohol at any of their gatherings. Members of Alpha Epsilon Zeta, a new fraternity on campus, are a far cry from the slovenly, drunken frat boys of &quot;Animal House&quot; that for many is still the prevailing image of Greek life. Sundeep Chanana pledged two fraternities, but each time he backed out. He doesn't drink, and was one of the few Indo-American students going through the fall ritual known as &quot;rush.&quot; That led Chanana and a group of friends to form the first South Asian fraternity at UC Berkeley, one of the first of its kind in the nation. Their demeanor is pointedly professional – the 12 current members are all business or computer science majors. Founding members introduce themselves with corporate titles, like &quot;Marketing VP.&quot; In many ways, they treat the fraternity, which was recognized by the university in the spring of 2003, like a Silicon Valley start-up. AEZ appears to be the first Greek organization in the region that caters specifically to South Asians, students whose families are from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. Most of the current members are Indo-American, but students of any ethnicity are welcome to join. AEZ abhors hazing rituals, but it plans to be rigorous when selecting new members. Potential pledges will be asked to write a personal essay about what they would contribute to the fraternity, and freshmen who rush AEZ have to turn over a copy of their high school transcript. Honors courses and GPAs of 3.4 and above are thought to be a baseline, but students who are taking exceptionally challenging courses might be cut some slack. &quot;We're looking for quality individuals,&quot; said Mohit Jain, 19, a sophomore who went to Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. &quot;Our idea of a brother isn't someone who stays up partying. It's someone who stays up until 4 a.m. working on a project.&quot; AEZ's founders think like Silicon Valley entrepreneurs during the region's heady start-up days. They want to expand and see AEZ chapters sprout up at other campuses, but they know they need to build a following at Cal first. Sonu Gill, 21, is the fraternity's vice president of Marketing. Next week, Gill will give a formal presentation to potential pledges. &quot;We're going to show them the PowerPoint presentation,&quot; said Gill, who graduated from Wilcox High School in Santa Clara. &quot;We're going to be dressed nice, all suited up. We want to make sure that people understand that joining AEZ is a commitment.&quot; </li></ul>San Jose Mercury News – 8/24/2003 Cal's South Asian fraternity offers new niche during rush Dana Hull Relevant Excerpts Only Press Coverage San Jose Mercury News
    10. 10. Press Coverage India Currents, September 2009
    11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>Q & A