Jack Finlay - Phi Delta Theta
While the public perception of fraternities shaped by the media primarily focuses on negative incidents, we know the positive value men gain from their fraternity experience is an often untold story. Showcasing our members provides the opportunity to bring to light the positive stories of fraternities here at UBC. Members of UBC Fraternities share personal stories about how their fraternity has provided support, engaged in them in service, helped them in their personal development, or enriched their lives in other ways.
Where are you from?
North Vancouver, BC
What year and field of study are you in?
4th year commerce student specializing in accounting
What types of jobs/positions do you hold within your fraternity, or out in the Vancouver community?
Within Phi Delta Theta I have held the Scholarship Chairman position and I am currently a member of Phi Delt’s executive committee acting as Treasurer. This summer I am an Intern at Manulife Investment Management and I will be interning with KPMG the following summer.
Why did you decide to Go Greek?
The opportunity to meet like-minded driven individuals who academically and socially ultimately lead me to join the UBC Greek Community. I attended both open rush events and found the brothers of each chapter welcoming me into their homes. After struggling to make meaningful friendships throughout first year the Greek Community seemed like the best decision for my university experience and my future career.
How has Greek Life at UBC and your fraternity impacted you?
Greek life at UBC has allowed me to become the greatest version of myself. I have learned how to lead and my brothers have instilled confidence in myself. The opportunity Greek Life provides not only allows members to meet each other within the system, but so many more individuals outside of it. I have been able to leverage the leadership skills I have learned and confidence I have gained in an umbrella network consisting of current Greek members, members of the UBC community and Greek alumnus working in the professional world. I have met an incredible group of friends that I can hang out with, study with and simply enjoy university life with. The incredible Greek network has also given me many connections allowing me to secure Internships and full-time work in the business community.
Any advice for potential new members during the rush process?
Come and spend two hours of your evening meeting the men currently involved with UBC Fraternities, be yourself and find a place that will benefit your university experience ten fold. Once you decide Greek Life is for you, go through this incredible process with an open mind because it is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
To learn more about UBC Fraternities, check out our Information Session on Wednesday, September 4th, 201 from 6-10PM! More information to come.