Friday, December 12, 2014

Research Blog 10: Abstract, Bibliography, and Link to Paper

After careful and extensive research on Greek life on college campuses and the benefits it holds for students, I have developed a main idea for my research topic. The main topic for this research assignment is the link between certain social skills needed to succeed in the workforce and how Greek life correlates to these skills. The main research question for this paper is “Can Greek Life Organizations, on college campuses, have a positive impact on the young men and women once they graduate and search for jobs?” Based on research from multiple sources I have found that Greek life directly correlates to obtaining a job after graduation. The skills needed to thrive in the workforce are enhanced through involvement in Greek letter organizations. I also found that fraternities and sororities look for these certain skills through out the new member recruitment process. Based on these findings Greek organizations do have a positive impact on the young men and women on college campuses. 

Works Cited 
DeSantis, Alan D. Inside Greek U: Fraternities, Sororities, and the Pursuit of of Pleasure, Power, and Prestige. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.

Frankel, Kevin. "Self Perpetuating Success of Social Fraternities." The Lamron. 27 Feb. 2014. Web. 21 Oct. 2014.

"Fraternity Membership And Labor Market Outcomes." Monthly Labor Review 135.12 (2012): 39-40. Business Source Premier. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.

"Fraternity & Sorority Life." Why Go Greek? Web. 12 Dec. 2014. <>.

Glass, Nicole. "Examining the Benefits of Greek Life." USA TODAY College. Web. 10 Dec. 2014. <>.

"Greek Life Statistics." The Fraternity Advisor. Greek Advisor. Web. 5 Dec. 2014. <>.

Huhman, Heather. "The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires." Entrepreneur. Web. 1 Dec. 2014. <>.

"Interpersonal Skills Most Important Factor in Career Advancement." IAAP. Web. 9 Dec. 2014. <>.

Irving, Michael. Personal Interview. 17 Nov. 2014.

Jacobs, Peter. "I Joined A Fraternity And It Was One Of The Best Decisions I Ever Made." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 8 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Oct. 2014.

Long, L. D. (2012). Unchallenged, professed core values: Do undergraduate fraternity/sorority members actually benefit in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship? College Student Affairs Journal, 30(2), 15-30.

Robbins, Alexandra. Pledged: The Secret Life of Sororities. New York: Hyperion, 2004. Print.

Sportelli, Natalie. "Buying Into Greek Life: Is It Worth It?." Forbes.Com (2014): 5. Business Source Premier. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.  


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