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.
This year’s national Key Connections event will take place on Thursday, September 9, from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Eastern. Phi Beta Kappa will host three separate panels discussions featuring members who are doing great work in the fields of science and health, business and marketing, and non-profits. The panels will focus on the theme of making the most of a liberal arts education and highlight a diversity of expertise in these three sectors.
Last year’s event featured leading voices such as George Anders, Editor-at-Large with LinkedIn; Thas Naseemuddeen, CEO at Omelet; Jarvis Sam, Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion at Nike; Kristen Lear, Bat Conservationist and National Geographic Explorer; and Karen Su, Product Manager at Spotify.
The national program will serve as the kick-off for many local Key Connections events hosted by associations across the country in mid-September through October. Registration for the National Event will be available in mid-August.
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Local Association Key Connections Events:
Sunday, September 12 – Austin (in-person)
Monday, September 13 – Nashville (virtual)
Saturday, September 18 – Northern California (in-person)
Monday, September 20 – Los Alamos (in-person)
Thursday, September 23 – Detroit (virtual)
Thursday, September 23 – Delaware Valley (virtual)
Thursday, September 23 – Houston (in-person)
Saturday, September 25 – Omaha (in-person)
Sunday, September 26 – Richmond (in-person)
Wednesday, September 29 – Denver (in-person)
Thursday, September 30 – Washington, DC (in-person)
Friday, October 1 – Kentuckiana (in-person)
Sunday, October 3 – New York City (in-person)
Wednesday, October 6 – Twin Cities (in-person)
Saturday, October 9 – Southern California (virtual)
Wednesday, October 13– Indiana (virtual)
Thursday, October 14 – New York City (virtual)
Thursday, October 14– Puget Sound (virtual)
Saturday, October 16– Detroit (in-person)
Thursday, October 21– Boston (virtual)
Thursday, October 21– Lowcountry (in-person)
TBD – Pittsburgh
TBD – Chicago
TBD – Baltimore
TBD – Atlanta
TBD – Paris
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 500,000 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.
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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?
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!