Spring 2021 Recruitment


How is BC different than a business fraternity?

Business Council is unique to the University of Illinois; current BC members and alumni have similar experiences which provide for fruitful alumni relations. In addition, your first semester is your New Member semester, rather than pledge ship.

Do I have to be a business student to apply?

No. Currently, we have members ranging from engineering and education to art & design and biology. We provide a holistic experience for all majors!

What does the New Member semester look like?

This semester is filled with Professional, Service, and Social opportunities in order for you to grow both personally and professionally. From the moment you join Business Council as a New Member, you are not only given the opportunity, but are encouraged to get involved by joining committees and planning events.

If I am remote, can I still apply?

Of course!  In Fall 2020, we had a new member class filled with students studying around the world. All of our New Members were welcomed into the BC family and able to complete their requirements, despite the circumstances.

Can I apply to BC more than once?

Definitely. Many current members of Business Council applied more than once, and we highly encourage you to continue applying.

How is BC involved with the Gies College of Business?

Business Council is the premier organization of the College of Business; we achieve this through events such as IMPACT Day (college-wide day of service), CBDC (inter-business fraternity dance competition for charity), and fun events with faculty members.  

“Each member in BC will hype you up, push you out of your comfort zone, catch when you fall and and always be there for you. I have stayed up so many nights just to attend BC’s events and it was completely worth it. Each event in BC has helped me develop professionally and given me the insight into the real world. I can say that with complete confidence that BC has been the best thing that has happened to me in college and has helped me survive my virtual semester!”

— Vidhisha Ajmera, Fall 2020 New Member

Eileen Drew

Spring 2021 Recruitment Chair

“As you go through recruitment, we want you to get to know you and what you are passionate about. The diversity in interest, passion, and career path is what makes BC so special; my advice is to be yourself, no matter how cliche that sounds.”

Sharad Doshi

Spring 2021 Recruitment Chair

“Take the recruitment process as an opportunity to learn; college is a time to grow, meet new people, and challenge yourself in new ways. Take a deep breath, be confident in your ability, and enjoy the process. I cannot wait to meet you all!”

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