Megan Kapala is a Junior at Illinois State University majoring in Finance with a minor and career concentration in Financial Planning from Tinley Park. Megan has truly immersed and engaged herself within the College of Business through founding and presiding over Women in Business, her involvement as Professional Development Chair in Alpha Kappa Psi and other ad hoc projects around the University. Megan recently completed a Global Sales Operations Internship with Panduit this past summer where she was able to support the Sales Operations, Proposal, and Sales Incentives Program teams. This upcoming summer, she has accepted a Summer Analyst position at J.P. Morgan in their Global Wealth Management division in Chicago, IL. Megan’s passions lie within helping others achieve their goals, staying active, and giving back to the community. She would like to thank her parents and sisters for always being her number one cheerleaders throughout her personal and professional journey.
We wanted to ask her a few questions regarding his time in Alpha Kappa Psi.
How has Alpha Kappa Psi impacted your time in college?
Megan: Alpha Kappa Psi has shaped me personally and professionally over the past two and half years. Being involved in AKPsi has provided me with experiences that offered insight I would not otherwise be taught in the classroom. Having the opportunity to work alongside individuals with such passion and motivation to succeed has acted as a catalyst to my enthusiasm to prosper in the business industry. I have learned a great deal from my brothers from assistance in classes, career decisions, and personal trials. I have gained some of my lifelong best friends through this organization, and I cannot offer enough gratitude for the experience.
What is your favorite Alpha Kappa Psi memory?
Megan: My favorite Alpha Kappa Psi memory was the day I got my bid. When I stepped foot on campus, I thought to myself how do I leave my legacy and become more than just an ID number. The day I got my bid was the day I started to leave my legacy and become part of an organization greater than myself. The excitement was felt by friends, family, but most importantly my brothers. I felt like I found a family away from home that I could count on. I remember walking through the quad that day seeing at least five brothers and it felt like home.
Megan is an outstanding junior who has devoted her time in helping others develop themselves in the field of business whether it is in Women in Business or Alpha Kappa Psi. Her ability to lead, inspire action, and rise to the challenge goes unmatched. We appreciate her voice and her work, and we would like to thank her for the hard work and devotion she has put into the fraternity as a whole.