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 recently relocated. These events offer a chance to network and connect in the spirit of Phi Beta Kappa's founding and emphasis on friendship and fellowship.
This year, Phi Beta Kappa plans on conducting a virtual version of Key Connections due to the constraints placed on in-person gatherings by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our National Office will be hosting a virtual Key Connections event on Thursday, September 10th, 2020. Please continue to check this page for more information as it develops.
A number of our local Phi Beta Kappa Associations will also be hosting virtual Key Connections events in September and October – look for more information soon! For a list of participating associations, please see the list below. If you have questions for your local association, you can find their contact information here. Questions? Contact Ann McCulloch.
- Austin - Virtual Get Together on Friday, September 18th
- Chicago - Virtual Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 24th
- DC - Virtual Get Together on Monday, September 21st
- Delaware Valley
- Denver - Virtual Panel Discussion on Thursday, September 24th
- Detroit - Virtual Game Night on Thursday, September 24th
- Greater Maine
- Indiana - Virtual Book Discussion on Wednesday, October 28th
- Low Country - Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, October 22nd
- New York - Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, October 15th
- North Texas
- Northern New England
- Omaha - Virtual Happy Hour and Trivia Night on Thursday, September 13th
- Puget Sound
- San Diego - Virtual Get Together on Sunday, October 11th
- Southern California
- Twin Cities
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 communities, and gather with a group of friends. With over 500,00 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.
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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?
LinkedIn 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!