The Collegiate Chapter of the ZHAW School of Management and Law held its annual Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) recognition ceremony on Friday, 22 February 2019. Once again, some 150 new members were inducted in a special event for faculty members, Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and alumni. It was the first joint event with the BGS Switzerland Alumni Chapter and was attended by its President, Benjamin Schmitt, and about 15 other members.
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in more than 190 countries. Notable members include Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, inventors, CEOs of major global companies and nonprofit organizations, deans of top business schools, and others who make the world a better place at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, service, and leadership.
This year’s keynote speaker was Christina Carosella, the CEO of BGS, who congratulated all new members on their success and emphasized that “this incredible audience” marked the “best in business,” since AACSB-accredited institutions are believed to be the top 5% of all business schools worldwide. Only the best 10% of all Bachelor’s and 20% of all Master’s students are selected, who will be the leaders of tomorrow. The focus of Cristina Carosella’s keynote speech was leadership. She encouraged her audience to explore a personal leadership style and to develop their skills continually. She encouraged the BGS members present to try to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the Global Leadership Summit, and she announced that there were other benefits to come.
Later, the new BGS members celebrated their success at a buffet reception, where they practiced their networking skills meeting BGS members from various disciplines and chapters.
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