Since 2017, The Phi Beta Kappa Society has partnered with our associations in cities across the country for Key Connections, an event series to welcome recent inductees and members who might have relocated. These events offer a chance to network and connect in the spirit of Phi Beta Kappa's founding with an emphasis on friendship and fellowship.
Key Connections: Lessons in Networking
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Did you miss our recent Key Connections virtual panel, "Lessons in Networking"? You can still learn all the great networking tips and tricks shared by our panelists by accessing the session recording, available now. A special thank you to our panelists and moderator for sharing some of the ways they have used networking to help unlock their careers.
This panel was moderated by Jael Gallagher, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships with the Los Angeles Sparks and Senior Vice President and Co-Vice President of Programs with Phi Beta Kappa Southern California Association, and featured:
- Marc Prenger, Manager of Talent Development with NBCUniversal
- Kate Szumanski, Director of Professional Development and Internships at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Villanova University
- Jackie Xuan, Corporate Development Associate with Athene and Outreach and Activities Chair with Phi Beta Kappa Boston Association
When you accept your Phi Beta Kappa invitation, you are connected to a diverse network of high achievers who are active in science and health care, business and technology, the arts and humanities, and law and philanthropy.
There are 50 alumni associations across the country where members regularly gather to share ideas, build networks, explore their local communities, and gather with a group of friends. Some associations also run young professional programs that offer networking and professional development specific to early career members. With over 500,000 members, Phi Beta Kappa acts as an alumni “super network” that can connect you with peers and mentors in nearly any field all over the world.
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FAQ: ΦBK and Your Career
How do I list PBK on my resume?
We recommend listing Phi Beta Kappa as an achievement with your undergraduate degree. For example:
College of William and Mary
Bachelor of Science, Biology Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
You can also list your membership in an “Honors” or “Membership” section if you maintain one.
What’s the best way to convey the value of my liberal arts and sciences degree?
That’s a good question! A liberal arts and sciences education teaches a person to think critically, a skill that is applicable in any field or position. For more on the facts of the matter, visit our online toolkit.
Can you connect me with another PBK member in my field?
The LinkedIn group is the best platform to find other members in your field. Be sure to join the PBK members-only LinkedIn group so you can directly message other members.
I have a job opening and want to share it with other PBK members. How do I do that?
You can post jobs directly to the LinkedIn group. We will share select opportunities on our Twitter feed using #PBKCareerCorner.
Have other questions? Let us know!
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