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Rush FAQs

What does rush consist of?

Rush (aka recruitment) will have five events so we can get to know you and you can get to know us!

​1) We begin rush with Info Night to give rush candidates a better understanding of BAP and formal introduction to Rush.There will be a presentation and then free time afterwards to network with BAP actives!

2) On Thursday and Friday, there are Coffee Chats where you can sign up for a 1-on-1 chat with an active member.

3) First Round Interviews, If invited, you will sign up for a slot and complete two short back-to-back interviews.

4) Social Night, if invited, is to connect with us on a fun and social level, and learn who you are as a person and to see you fit in the organization!

5) Final Round Interviews, if invited, you will complete one final interview that simulates a job interview.


What are the requirements for me to rush?

We ask that applicants attend the University of Illinois and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher (this requirement does not apply to freshman) - we are open to all majors, but applicants should have an interest in business.


If I do not receive a bid, am I allowed to rush again?

Absolutely! Many of our members have rushed 2+ times to receive a bid, so it is definitely possible! 


What does a candidate semester mean?

Candidate semester is similar to “pledge” semester in other organizations. After accepting a bid to join the organization, candidates will experience the professional, philanthropy, and social pillars to build themselves as a business professional while immersing in the BAP family by the end of the semester!


What is the dress code for rush?

Info Night: Business Casual 

Coffee Chat: Smart Causal

First Round Interviews: Business Professional

Social Night: Smart Casual

Final Round Interviews: Business Professional

Smart Casual refers to nicer everyday clothing. Business Casual typically consists of slacks in a dark color and a nice sweater or dress shirt. Ties are not required. Closed toe shoes are preferred, but nice sandals are suitable for women. Business Professional includes a full dark suit, a dress shirt, blouse or sweater, and a tie for men.

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