Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), the country’s only professional business fraternity for men and women interested in sales, marketing, and management, held its initiation ceremony to re-charter its chapter on the UAB campus Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
With the assistance of Sales and Marketing Executives throughout Birmingham, and the dedication of Dr. Karen Kennedy, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of the UAB School of Business, this group of dedicated students will join thousands of professionals whose lives and careers have been enriched by Pi Sigma Epsilon.
“I'm excited about the work our Sales Certificate students have done to revive our PSE chapter here at UAB. PSE provides students a leadership opportunity to grow professionally and personally in ways that will help build resumes and develop skills that employers will notice.” – Dr. Karen Kennedy
Although the focus of PSE is sales, marketing, and management, the fraternity is open to all majors. PSE gives members the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, participate in conferences both regionally and nationally, and network with top executives through PSE’s corporate partners.
Founded in 1952 at Georgia State University, chapters complete sales, marketing, marketing research and community service projects, write business plans and reports, practice financial planning, and executive public relations campaigns. Students who take an active role with their chapters will be able to apply what they are learning in school to real world situations, which will enrich their resumes and enhance career opportunities upon graduation.
“Over the years, PSE has provided opportunities and practical experiences that prepare its members for careers in all facets of business. The projects on which the members collaborate extend their classroom education, teach team-management skills, loyalty and dedication to the chapter thus increasing their value to employers who often seek out PSE members for internships and PSE graduates for productive careers,” says Lee Melancon, Pi Sigma Epsilon’s Executive Vice President, and Director of Academic Affairs for the University of Phoenix Louisiana campuses.
For more information on Pi Sigma Epsilon, visit www.pse.org.