+ Why should I join Rho?
Rho offers a unique opportunity for you to challenge and improve yourself. No other type of business organization provides an catered development program, an extensive international alumni network, or a sense of camaraderie only gained through the recruitment and intern program that Rho provides. Compared to other organizations on campus whose members come and go, members remain in the org for the entirety of their college career, which allows them to form life-long friendships.
+ What sets Rho members apart from other business organizations?
We are the only organization that accepts only business or business-intended majors. Some stats that set us apart:
• 100% 2016 Haas acceptance rate for 17 Members
• 95% cumulative Haas Acceptance
• More case competitions won than any other organization on campus
• 100% summer internship rate for 50+ members
• 100% full time placement success rate for every graduating senior
• Have sent at least one member to the Haas External Team each year since inception (8 members were selected in Fall 2018)
• Alumni place into top business schools such as Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, and Wharton
Members also have the opportunity to participate in Rho Consulting, which offers a chance for our members to gain experiences helping real businesses solve their problems.
+ Do you only accept business-intended majors?
We are a business-focused Organization for business or business-intended majors. However, candidates are still evaluated on a holistic basis, and occasionally there are exceptions.
+ What if I'm interested in double-majoring?
That’s great! We value candidates taking initiative to pursue their interests. A large number of Rhos are currently pursuing two or more majors or a minor.
+ Are members designated to a specific career path, such as investment banking?
Members will help you succeed at whatever you decide your passion to be. We’ve had members who have pursued medical school, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.
+ How many members does Rho take each semester?
There is no fixed number of candidates we take each semester. The size of the class depends on the quality of the applicant pool. Classes have ranged from seven to 16 members in past semesters.
+ I've applied in previous semesters, but I didn't receive an offer. Should I reapply?
Absolutely! Several members have received offers after applying once or twice. We look at re-applications as a sign of dedication, persistence, and commitment. Be sure to illustrate how you’ve developed since last applying and what you’ve done to get closer to accomplishing your goals.
+ I'm interested in applying, but my GPA is low. Should I still apply?
Rho requires a minimum 3.3 GPA to apply; however, candidates are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. While GPA is not the only criteria used in determining which candidates receive offers, it is important to be able to maintain their academics while pursuing their extra-curricular interests.
+ What criteria is used when deciding whom is given an offer?
Rho weighs candidates’ GPA and coursework along with their application, essay, social fit, and performance in the professional interview. We are interested to see that candidates have maintained top performance in their academics while taking the initiative to pursue their goals and interests outside of school, business-related or not.
+ What can I expect in the professional interview?
Interviews are structured into two portions: a behavioral and a technical segment. The questions are designed for interviewers to see how candidates think and to assess their overall qualifications. Behavioral: Behavioral questions are meant to provide additional insight on candidates’ backgrounds. In addition to situational questions, candidates will have the chance to give details on their performance in past activities. We’re interested in areas where you’ve demonstrated leadership and teamwork and overcome challenges and obstacles. Technical: Technical questions range from riddles to market sizing or case questions. Getting the right answer isn’t the most important thing. We’re not simply looking to see if you know how many diapers there are in China, or how many elephants can fit in a football stadium. More than the actual answer, we are interested in seeing how you think and what makes you tick. Here are some tips to help guide you through the process. 1. Take a moment to gather your thoughts: Do you fully understand what is being asked of you? 2. Ask questions: Make sure you and your interviewer are on the same page in your thought process. 3. Develop a framework: How can this question be broken down in order to find the optimal solution? 4. Gather your thoughts: Present your ideas in a way that highlights your key points and solutions.
+ What can I expect in the social interview?